Lunch Break Walks: You're On Your Own

Posted by James Aspell | Jul 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

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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James Aspell

Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...


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