Petitioner vs. Diversified Hospitality Company

The petitioner fell in an employer parking lot during a severe snowstorm in an area restricted to employees. He made it safely to the car where his wife was waiting for him, but he then reached into his pocket to remove his cell phone before he entered the car and money flew out of his pocket. He subsequently slipped and fell while running after the money.

After the parties proceeded to trial, the arbitrator found the petitioner failed to prove that his injuries caused by a slip and fall that took place in his employer’s parking lot arose out of his employment. Instead, the arbitrator found the injury arose from personal risk.

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