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What to Do if You're Injured in a Work-Related Bicycle Accident in New York City and Long Island

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Bicycle Accident Third-Party Workers' Compensation Claim

If you are a New York City or Long Island worker who uses a bicycle to perform work functions and got hurt in a bicycle accident through the fault of someone other than your employer, then you may be entitled to have a third-party personal injury claim against the individual! 

At The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian, our bicycle accident lawyers represent clients in third-party bicycle accident claims arising from outside parties. Sharing the road with other people as a bicycle worker can cause serious injuries to a worker unaware. 

Thus, a bicycle accident lawyer provides legal services to individuals who have been personally injured as a result of a bicycle accident, and increases your chances to obtain the biggest compensation in accordance with the law. We will investigate, document, negotiate, litigate, and represent your bicycle accident case in New York City and Long Island.

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Who Do We Represent in Bicycle Accident Cases?

As abundant cars and buses are to NYC transportation, bicycles have become a popular means of travel for both citizens, and especially workers. If you work in one of the following professions and have been injured in a work accident involving a bicycle, you are protected by New York State Workers Compensation Law.

Bike Messenger / Bike Courier

These workers deliver packages and other objects on their bikes

Bike Tour Guide / Cycling Tour Guide

These tour guides in places like NYC offer bike tours to tourists biking around parks and neighborhoods

Pedicab Driver

In places like Central Park, NYC these drivers bike around touring spots to tourists

Pick-up and Delivery Laundry

Pick-up and delivery laundry services allows bikers to pick up laundry and drop off after cleanings

Bicycle Mover

In some smaller areas, bicycle movers are hired to tow and remove objects and obstacles in streets, etc.

Run a Bike Bar

These are large bicycles hosting a huge group to bike around and drink with a captain biker in the front

Cycling Coach

These are coaches who train amateur bikers by biking through streets, parks, and neighborhoods

Police Bike Team

In some smaller cities, police are on bikes scouting the neighborhoods for emergencies

Ambulance Cycle Teams

Ambulance cycle teams can be a group or solo driver with EMT experience in handling accidents and emergencies

Bike Marketing

Companies can advertise on bike with bikers showcasing around areas and handing out fliers

Others (call us to find out!)

If you feel you may be part of this group, please reach out to us to discuss further!

NYC Bicycle Worker Accidents

Bicycle accidents are unexpected like any accident, and can happen anytime with any biker, experienced or not. Especially when you share the road with cars, trucks, and other vehicles, it can be dangerous riding a bike around. There are various types of bike accidents that can occur and unfortunately result in personal injuries for bicycle workers.

Here are just a few examples The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian PC deals with on a daily basis. It’s important to always prioritize safe cycling practices and follow traffic laws to minimize the risk of accidents.

Traffic Collision

Sharing roads with cars may cause cyclists to become too close and can result in the bicycle colliding with the car causing injuries

Dooring Accident

Drivers can unexpectedly open their car doors without looking and causing cyclists to collide with the car door

Road Hazards

If a cyclists isn't paying attention, they can accidentally hit a bump, pothole, etc. causing them to lose control of the bike

Pedestrian Collision

Pedestrians may be in the way of bike roads or bikers may cycle in heavy pedestrian areas where both can hit one another

Bicycle Collision

Multiple bikes can be sharing one lane causing them to be too close to one another and colliding resulting in injuries

Unsafe and Malfunctioning Equipment

Certain manufacturer parts aren't safe to use on bikes or the bike hasn't been properly inspected for safety

Bicycle Accident Personal Injuries That Can Occur

For many New Yorkers, bicycles are a more convenient mode of transportation when working, delivering packages, etc. However, you do have to share the road with cars and other vehicles running the risk of crashing into others, cars, buildings, and more. Thus, you are susceptible to different forms of injuries:


Common neck injury that occurs when the head is forcefully jerked back and forth, causing strain to the neck muscles and ligaments.

Head and Brain Injuries

These can range from minor concussions to more severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can have long-lasting effects on cognitive function and overall well-being.

Back and Spinal Cord Injuries

Damage to the vertebrae, or spinal cord, leading to herniated discs, and fractures, or even paralysis from crashing and flying out the bicycle

Broken Bones and Fractures

Bicycle accidents can result in fractures and broken bones in various parts of the body, including arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis.

Internal Injuries

Blunt force trauma during an accident falling can cause internal injuries such as organ damage, internal bleeding, or punctured lungs.

Cuts and Lacerations

Broken glass, loose objects, or contact with sharp objects from outside forces such as crashing into a car or buildings can lead to deep cuts

Psychological Trauma

Bicycle accidents can lead to psychological trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on their victims


Unfortunately, some bicycle accidents result in death to the victim.

Personal Injury Benefits for Bicycle Workers

If you are a ride-share driver, courier, messenger, etc. who works on a bike and got personally injured while biking at some point during work, you are legally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in a third-party accident. In New York State, all employers are legally obligated to personal injury insurance which has your back covered in case of a work-related bicycle accident. These benefits may include, but are not limited to the following:

Medical Care

Workers are covered with medical treatment/care and reimbursed for medical expenses including doctor visits, testing, prescription, surgery, and more.

Lost Wage Reimbursement

Workers temporarily unable to go back to work are able to receive reimbursements for lost wages. These cash payments are usually 2/3 of their average weekly wages or maximum approved payment.

Permanent Disability Benefits

Also called Scheduled Loss of Use (SLU), these are cash benefits paid to workers who have suffered permanent injuries and are unable to return back to work.

Vocational Rehabilitation

If the injury has caused the worker to not be able to return back to their previous job field, vocational rehabilitation allows them to receive employment through training benefits and job placement.

Death Benefits for Family Members

If a worker suffers a fatal injury resulting in death, surviving family members are able to receive to receive death benefits and payments for funeral expenses.

Hiring a Workplace Personal Injury Attorney

Third-party personal injury claims can be overwhelming when doing the process yourself. Furthermore, when you are assessing the relationship between workers’ compensation and third-party claims, it can be complex and the circumstances in your case could differ. Should this happen, it is best to hire a personal injury lawyer with the knowledge and experience to review your case. 

Contact our personal injury lawyers here at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian! Call us now or fill out our contact form to receive a free personal injury legal consultation and case review! By hiring us, we will advocate for your rights and get you the maximum compensation that your justice deserves. 

Queens-based NYC Workers’ Compensation Attorney Edmond Hakimian

Edmond J. Hakimian, Esq.

Workers’ Compensation Attorney
in New York City & Long Island

The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian PC. represents knowledge and years of experience advocating for our New York City and Long Island clients in the area of workers’ compensation, work injury compensation, personal injury compensation, social security disability, as well as legal protection for uninsured employers.

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