The "Going and Coming" Rule in Massachusetts
Workers’ compensation extends to anyone hurt both in the office or on the job site, and at work-sponsored events and parties. The “going and coming” rule in general does not extend compensation eligibility for those driving to work in the morning or leaving at night, however exceptions do apply to this rule which your Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney can inform you of.
At Brooks Law, we are tireless advocates for those injured on the job, and we are so confident in our ability to achieve positive results for our clients that we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay us until we win your case. You can trust our team to keep you fully informed of your rights and to fight hard to obtain what you need to move forward after suffering a workplace injury.
Could I be exempt from the rule?
For workers’ compensation to apply, whatever activity the employee was participating in should be directly related to their overall job duties.
General exceptions to the “coming and going” rule may include:
- Commuting in a company car
- Traveling as part of your major job duty
- Traveling between multiple jobs sites
- Commercial traveler
- Being charged with a special work-related mission
Anytime you have a direct connection to your job, you could be exempt from the rule and eligible for workers’ compensation. Our company vehicle accident lawyers explain what you should know to ensure your rights are being protected.
Get a Fierce Injury Advocate on Your Side
The “coming and going” rule came to be in order to halt the number of claims for workers’ compensation arising from those going to or from work. If you feel you were injured at some other point in the execution of your duties, our Medford workers’ compensation lawyers can push the insurance company to consider your injury to have been while on the job and eligible for damages.
Obtaining workers’ compensation in Medford after being seriously injured can be critical to your recovery. Our firm can advise you all along the way and work towards obtaining the maximum compensation possible. Contact us today.