The “Going and Coming” Rule
Trusted Medford Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
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
Medford 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
Medford 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 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.
Begin your claim by discussing your injury during a no-cost consultation—(888) 558-0622!