... See McCarty's Case, 445 Mass. 361, 369 (2005) (Sosman, J., concurring) ("Protecting the
injured worker from the sudden loss of that cash income ... is the goal of the workers'
compensation scheme"); Correia v. Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., 388 Mass. ...
... 659, 667 (1975), which established the exception to the "going and coming" rule for traveling
workers, "involved worker's compensation analysis, not imputed tort liability under respondeat
superior principles." More recently, we have stated that "[t]he `course of employment' test ...
... was not mandatory, and [the employee] testified that he could have left at anytime." See 1 A.
Larson, Workers' Compensation Law Â§ 13.01 (2007) (workers' compensation not intended
to protect against all perils of worker's journey between home and place of employment). ...
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