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Injured in a Car Accident?

With the everchanging advancements of technology, we are able to hail cabs and order deliveries from our personal devices. Rideshare workers such as Uber/Lyft and delivery personnel such as FedEx/UPS all use cars/motor vehicles to service the communities around them. However, driving around in a car comes with its own set of cons. While automotive and car accidents for delivery/rideshare workers are low, you still run the risk of being in those accidents. In 2019, NY laws were set in place that mandated workers compensation for rideshare workers. Thus, companies like Uber, Lyft, UPS, etc. have set workers compensation insurance if you are hurt while working. However, the process can be overwhelming and in some cases, can hurt you. 

At The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian, we protect you from becoming another statistic. Our attorneys are here to protect your right to fair worker’s compensation when you are injured on the job. Accidents are severe and can drastically change your life, and while recovery is your number one, the medical bills is another struggle you will face. Let us fight for you and get the compensation you deserve!

File Car Accident Workers' Compensation Claim

Each case is different! Submit us a message using our contact form or call us at 718-362-3180 for a free legal consultation to discuss your case.

Workers' Compensation for Drivers and Transportation Workers in New York and Long Island

Workers We Represent in Car Accident Cases

Cars are abundant in a city like NYC, which means you run a high risk of being in an accident. If you work in one of the following professions and have been injured in a work accident involving a car, you are protected by New York State Workers Compensation Law.

Delivery Drivers / Couriers

These workers deliver packages, boxes, and other objects like garments to people with the use of their cars

Rideshare and Taxi Drivers

Uber, Lyft, Revel, and NYC cabs are examples of rideshare and taxi service using cars to drive people around

Home Healthcare Professionals

Some healthcare professionals may use their cars to travel around to their clients for their appointments

Pick-up and Delivery Laundry

Pick-up and delivery laundry services allows cars to pick up laundry and drop off after cleanings, including dry cleaning

Food Delivery Driver

UberEats, DoorDash, Grubhub, and more allow people to order food from their homes and for drivers to deliver them by car

Real Estate Agents

Some real estate agents use their car to get to apartment showings, open houses, and inspections of homes

Law Enforcement Officers

Officers frequently use their cars to drive around for emergencies in neighborhoods and highways

Others (call us to find out!)

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

Car Accident Types

Car and motorcycle accidents are unexpected like any accident, and can happen anytime with any driver. There are various types of car accidents that can occur and unfortunately result in personal injuries for drivers or passengers.

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 driving practices and follow traffic laws to minimize the risk of accidents.

Rear-End Collision

When one vehicle hits another from behind. Often happens when a driver fails to maintain a safe following distance

Head-On Collision

When two vehicles collide front-end to front-end. Head-on collisions can be particularly dangerous and often result in severe personal injuries or fatalities.

Side-Impact Collision

Also known as a T-bone or broadside collision, this happens when one vehicle strikes the side of another vehicle. It often occurs at intersections or in parking lots.

Rollover Accident

When a vehicle tips over onto its side or roof. This type of accident can occur due to various factors, including high-speed maneuvers or top-heavy vehicles.

Single-Vehicle Accident

This involves only one vehicle and can include accidents such as hitting a stationary object, running off the road, or losing control due to factors like weather or mechanical failure.

Multi-Vehicle Pileup

This occurs when multiple vehicles are involved in a chain-reaction collision. It often happens on highways or during adverse weather conditions.

Side-Swipe Collision

In this type of accident, the sides of two vehicles come into contact while traveling in the same direction. It can occur when a driver changes lanes without checking blind spots.

Other Car Accidents

Other accidents involving cars, motor vehicles, and motorcycles.

Car Accident Personal Injuries

Even with a densely populated city like New York City, many car accidents and crashes happen resulting in a wide range of personal injuries, varying in severity depending on the circumstances of the accident. Whether you are working or not, there is always a risk of injury. You are susceptible to:


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, discs, or spinal cord, leading to conditions such as herniated discs, fractures, or even paralysis.

Broken Bones and Fractures

The force of impact in a car accident 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 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 inside the vehicle can cause cuts and lacerations, which may require stitches or medical attention.

Psychological Trauma

Motor vehicle accidents can also have a psychological impact, leading to conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, or depression.


Unfortunately, some cases end fatally and lead to the death of the victims.

It’s important to note that the severity and type of injuries can vary significantly depending on factors like the speed of the vehicles involved, use of seat belts, airbags, and other safety features, as well as the overall health and age of the individuals involved in the accident.

Know that our experienced attorneys will be on your side fighting for fair compensation for your personal injuries and sufferings.

Personal Injury Benefits for Drivers

If you are a transportation, delivery, or ride-share driver and got injured while driving or at some point during work, you are legally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In New York State, all employers are legally obligated to personal injury insurance which has your back covered in case of a work-related car 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.

Regardless if you were totally to blame for the accident, workers’ compensation in NYC is a no-fault system. No party is to blame, which means you can get workers’ compensation benefits after a personal delivery/rideshare car accident. We’ll make sure to collect all necessary evidence/documents for a high successful case win.

Don’t wait to talk to a lawyer! If you were hurt on the job, call us at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian. Our experienced car accident lawyers in NYC are ready to help you get the fair compensation you deserve!

We handle all complex cases, get a free case review/consultation. And you pay no fees until you win your case! Call our office today or use our contact form and let us help you get justice!

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.

Call now and get a free car accident personal injury legal consultation and case evaluation. Pay nothing unless your case is won!

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