Our Appellate Court has recently held that if a Connecticut Worker injury occurs while the employee is taking a walk on his or her lunch break, then the case is not compensable under Connecticut worker's compensation law. The case in question is that of Brown vs.United Technologies which is published at 112 Conn. App. 492 and an appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court is pending. The Appellate Court concluded that the employee's injury which occured while "power walking" on a lunch break, although occuring on the employer's property, was excluded as a recreational activity purusant to CGS Section 31-275(16)(b)(1). It is unknown at present whether or not the Supreme Court will reach a different result or whether they will even hear the case. Contact an experienced Connecticut worker's compensation Attorney if you have been injured on the job.
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