Injury From Lightning

Injury from lightning is covered if caused by a risk created or increased by employment. Lightning is more likely to strike in high places such as roofs and scaffolds. The risk of injury by lightning also increases with the existence of metal or electrical wiring. When job duties present such risks, subsequent injury by lightning is within the scope of employment. Additionally, an employee injured as a result of taking shelter in a reasonable manner to avoid injury by lightning remains within the scope of employment when he does so.