What is the “coming and going rule” in Workers’ Compensation?

The “coming and going rule” provides limits on when an injured worker is entitled to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits. If you have concerns about a claim that has been denied, you should speak immediately with a work injury attorney in Richmond.

In order to be eligible to receive Workers’ Compensation, an employee must have been injured while performing their job duties. Although this usually applies to those who are injured at work, in some cases it may happen somewhere else.

For instance, if your job duties include making deliveries, you could be injured outside of the place your employer is located. As long as what you are doing is related to work and you are “on the clock,” you are generally entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits.

However, the limitations that are placed on eligibility pertain to the “coming and going” of a worker. In other words, if an employer is on their way to work and suffer injuries, this wouldn’t entitle them to collect Workers’ Compensation benefits. The same is true for those who are injured after leaving work.

Contact a Work Injury Attorney in Richmond

With so many different rules and state laws that may apply to your case, it would be in your best interest to discuss your claim with a work injury attorney in Richmond. They can help explain your rights.

You should also order a copy of our free book, the Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia. This can help you better understand your rights as an employee. When you believe they have been violated, then contact a Workers’ Comp attorney at the Injured Workers Law Firm for a no-cost consultation – 877-755-7744 or 804-755-7755.

2016-10-30T13:43:04+00:00

About the Author:

The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia Workers’ Compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.