Our Vision

To be an intentionally small boutique law firm dedicated to meeting every need of our clients through the personal handiling of each claim by a partner attorney.

Our Misson

To maximize compensation for each and every client, obtain weekly paychecks for any time off work and get the highest quality medical care you deserve.

Workers Compensation: Scope of Employment and the “Coming and Going” Rule

Workers Comp coverage extends only to injuries sustained while in the course and scope of employment. This “scope of employment” requirement is a legal term of art which follows principles of fundamental fairness. Courts have long recognized that it is unfair to hold an employer liable for injuries to employees that occur at home, on vacation, while traveling to the gym, etc. When determining whether an employee’s injury falls within the scope of his or her employment, courts apply several tests. The “going and coming” rule is one of theses tests. The general rule, as applied by courts, is that an employee is not “in the course and scope of employment” and is therefore not entitled to workers comp benefits, while traveling to and from work.

One exception to the “coming and going” rule is if the employee is a “traveling employee”. Jobs  that require extensive travel receive much broader protection under the “scope of employment” analysis. In fact, traveling employees are entitled to a presumption of workers comp coverage  while commuting, unless their actions at the time of the injury were so foreign to and removed  from their usual activities. In such instances, the employee’s conduct is deemed an abandonment  of employment. 

Contact an Experienced Workers Compensation Lawyer

The St. Louis Workers Compensation Lawyers at Roskin & Hoffmann, LLC have nearly 50 years of combined Work Comp experience and we have handled some of  the most complex Workers Comp cases throughout Missouri. If you have been injured at work, call our knowledgeable attorneys at (314) 821-9013 or send us a Workers Comp question. We look forward to helping you. All communications are returned promptly.

Workers Compensation Lawyers at Roskin & Hoffmann, LLC based in St. Louis, Missouri have nearly 50 combined years of work comp experience. Call our attorneys today.


10900 Manchester Rd, STE 213
St. Louis, MO 63122
Office:(314) 821-9013
Facsimile:(314) 821-4580
Toll Free: (800) 338-6686

Representing Workers Compensation
Clients throughout the State of
Missouri, including, but not limtied