A New Jersey librarian’s injuries from a snowplow incident are covered under the state’s Workers’ Compensation Act, the state Supreme Court ruled Jan. 18. 

A six-justice panel of the high court unanimously reversed the Appellate Division’s November 2016 decision that librarian Diane Lapsley’s injuries were not compensable under the WCA because the township did not exercise control over Lapsley’s use of the parking lot. Initially, the Division of Workers’ Compensation found that Lapsley’s injuries arose out of and in the course of her employment and were therefore compensable under the WCA.