I was involved in an accident today on a residential road in Sherborn. I had just finished work at one location and was on my way to my next job. I was riding my motorcycle and the car in front of me stopped abruptly, and although I was a good distance behind them, turns out there was a problem with the brakes, I couldn’t stop and I hit the car. There is some damage to the car and I fractured my leg. I told my boss about the accident, but not sure what my legal obligations and rights are.
When you commute to and from work every day, your commuting time is usually not considered in the course and scope of your employment, i.e. you would not be eligible for worker’s compensation. If you leave your home and travel directly to a job site and then another job site, you are usually considered working (in the course and scope of your employment) from time you leave your home until you return home. It sounds like you would be eligible for worker’s compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. As far as the motorcycle accident is concerned, you were at fault. If you recently had your brakes repaired and they failed you may have a claim against the repair shop for pain and suffering damages which are not covered in a worker’s compensation claim.
The Sherborn Motorcycle Injury Attorneys at our firm provide legal representation to individuals in Sherborn MA and the greater Boston Metrowest area. We represent individuals and business in motorcycle, auto, car accidents in the cities and towns of: Wellesley, Needham, Dedham, Dover, Westwood, Norwood, Medfield, Millis, Holliston, Framingham, Natick and Wellesley.