Transportation & Car Accident Workers' Compensation Lawyer

Injured in a Transportation or 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.

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!

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


Car and motorcycle accidents are unexpected like any accident, and can happen anytime for these workers. For many of these workers, you are covered under workers compensation while:

Waiting for a ride request

Accepting a ride request and waiting for passenger

During an active ride with passenger on board or delivering a package

Sorting out packages in the vehicle


While we can try our best to avoid injuries by being safe and protecting ourselves, mishaps can happen and cause severe injuries. With a densely populated city like New York City, many car accidents and crashes do happen. You are susceptible to:

Cuts and burns

Head injuries

Lower back injuries


Loss of limbs


If any of these happen, know that you have rights as a worker to receive workers’ compensation for these injuries!

Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Transportation Workers

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 have workers’ compensation insurance which has your back covered in case of a work-related transportation or 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 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!


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