Can a motor vehicle accident be employment-connected where the accident occurred on a driveway or roadway extending between the employer's premises and the public roadway?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from A1603328 (Re), 2017 CanLII 54006 (BC WCAT):

Other cases have found that a motor vehicle accident was employment-connected where the accident occurred on a driveway or roadway extending between the employer’s premises and the public roadway, although the driveway was not part of the employer’s premises. WCAT-2016-00046, Sever v. Saroya, concerned a motor vehicle accident between two vehicles being driven by co-workers, on a roadway extending between the employer’s parking lot and the public roadway. The accident occurred near, but not on, the employer’s premises. The roadway only led to the employer’s premises. WCAT-2016-00046 found that the accident occurred on a captive road, based on the normal usage of the road and its relationship to the operation of the employer’s business.

Other Questions


In a motor vehicle accident case where the victim is not dead but still exists, is there any case law that supports the presumption that the accident victim’s death is not an accident? (Alberta, Canada)
Is there a risk to the Employer of an Employer's ability to respond to a claim for damages arising out of a motor vehicle accident? (British Columbia, Canada)
What is the test for a plaintiff in a motor vehicle accident where they are in a different position than they would have been if the accident had not occurred? (British Columbia, Canada)
In a motor vehicle accident where a bee flew into the vehicle, landed on the driver's stomach and he froze, can the driver be found to have been negligent? (British Columbia, Canada)
What is the test for determining whether a plaintiff’s employment prospects would have been better if they had not been injured in a motor vehicle accident? (British Columbia, Canada)
What is the effect of a motor vehicle accident on a plaintiff's employment? (British Columbia, Canada)
In what circumstances will the adjudicator refuse to order production of an audio-visual recording of an incident where a motor vehicle accident occurred? (British Columbia, Canada)
What are the consequences of a motor vehicle accident where the motor vehicle driver loses the right to sue for damages? (Prince Edward Island, Canada)
What is the difference between a motor vehicle accident and a subsequent motor vehicle collision? (British Columbia, Canada)
Can a defendant be found not to be negligent in a motor vehicle accident where the vehicle is locked in a fenced-off secure area and the keys to the vehicle are locked? (Saskatchewan, Canada)