INJURY AT WORK
The fall suffered by the claimant when she went from her workplace to a bar near it in the half hour she has as a snack break is classified as an industrial accident. Ruling of the Supreme Court, Industrial Affairs Chamber, of February 9, 2023, RCUD. 2617/2019.
The Chamber acknowledges the existence of an accident at work, inasmuch as it considers that the accident occurred on the occasion of work, when it occurred during the break time available to the worker to replenish her strength, whereby if she had not been providing services it would not have occurred.
In this regard, neither the fact that the aforementioned fall occurred outside the workplace, nor the fact that the worker was not carrying out any work commissioned by her employer, prevent the accident from being classified as a work-related accident in view of the causal relationship between the injury itself and her employment.