Lapin Law Offices | Jeffrey Lapin
If you were not "on the clock" or were not being compensated by your employer for your ride home from work then your employer is not likely responsible for your accident. This issue involves workers' compensation law. The general rule in workers' compensation with regard to going and coming from work is that an employer is not liable if an employee is injured going to and coming from work. There are a couple of exceptions to this rule such as you were injured in the employer's parking lot. You might want to talk to workers compensation attorney. Your accident might fit within one of the exceptions to the general rule discussed above. Most workers' compensation attorneys offer a free initial consultation so it will not cost you anything to learn more about your rights and options.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
The Law Firm of Reed & Mansfield | Jonathan C. Reed
Unless you were running some errand for your employer on you way home for work or had some arrangement with your employer that you were paid for commute time, I don't see why your employer is liable to you for a motor vehicle accident commuting to or from work.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
The Lucky Law Firm, PLC | Robert Morrison Lucky
Were you in the course and scope of your employment at the time of the accident? Were you on-the-clock? Were you operating a work vehicle? If you had left work and were simply on the way home from work, then it is not likely that your employer would be involved at all.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
Your employer does not have to pay for your accident but he could be held liable if you caused injuries going to or from work. It is just another way the legislature allows the deep pocket to be responsible so that injured parties get paid and it is a ridiculous law. Why should a person who falls on your steps be able to sue you for their injuries? Why should a bar be responsible for your getting drink and killing another person on the highway? Why should a school be sued because a 5 year old injures a teacher? The civil laws in America allow anyone to sue anyone and they let the jury decide what to do and it is not fair to innocent business owners.
Answer Applies to: New York
Frank Law Group, P.C. | Brett E. Rosenthal
Your uninsured motorist coverage would cover this, assuming you had such coverage. If not, your employer's worker's compensation insurance MAY cover it, but you would have to be deemed in the course and scope at time of the accident and generally going to and coming from work is not considered course and scope, but there are lots of exceptions. Need worker's compensation attorney.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Under Michigan law, probably not. I know that an accident in the company parking lot WAS covered by workers compensation, but once you were out on the highway, I do not believe that the employer has any further responsibility.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Peacock Law Group of the Lowcountry, LLC | Richard Peacock
In South Carolina, your employer is most likely not responsible for this auto accident if you were simply on your way home from work. You should consult with a local attorney as soon as possible to discuss all of the specific facts of your individual situation.
Answer Applies to: South Carolina
Joel H. Schwartz, P.C. | Steven A. Schwartz
In Massachusetts, going to and from work is usually not considered being on the clock, and therefore, worker's compensation would not typically apply. Your motorcycle should have coverage for this hit and run. The coverage is called uninsurance, and every vehicle registered in Massachusetts should have it.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts