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What to Do When You're Injured in a Transportation Accident in New York City and Long Island

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Injured in a Transportation Accident?

As a transportation worker, you can face a wide variety of dangers on the road. Whether severe weather conditions occur or unpredictable drivers, you never know what may happen resulting in accidents while you’re working. These accidents from minor to catastrophic can result in numerous injuries from fractures to concussions. Thus, if you suffered a transportation accident while working, you are entitled to workers compensation under New York State law. However, it can be a difficult process – which is why a workers’ compensation lawyer is recommended. 

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 Transportation Accident Workers' Compensation Claim

File a food service and restaurant workers’ compensation claim with us now! By hiring us, we’ll help advocate for your rights and to:

  1. Assess your claim
  2. Help navigate you through the claims process
  3. File your claim on time 
  4. Handle an appeal in case of denial
  5. Negotiate to maximize your compensation

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

Who Do We Represent in Transportation Accident?

Transportation workers are an important integral part of the economy, especially one as densely populated as New York City and Long Island. Performing their daily functions, this category of workers may be subject to certain accidents, injuries, and losses. In most cases, however, with the legal assistance of experienced workers’ compensation lawyers, you can receive various types of lawful financial compensation. Here is a brief list of the many transportation workers we represent the event of a workplace accident:

Bus Drivers

This includes individuals operating buses for public transportation within New York City, such as Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus drivers

Subway and Train Operators

Workers operating subway trains and commuter trains, including employees of the MTA and other transit agencies.

Taxi and Limousine Drivers

Individuals driving taxis, limousines, and other for-hire vehicles within the city.

Ferry and Water Taxi Operators

Employees operating ferries and water taxis that transport passengers across bodies of water in and around New York City.

Airline Employees

Workers employed by airlines that operate within New York City, including pilots, flight attendants, and ground crew members.

Port Authority Employees

Workers employed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, including those involved in airport operations, bridge and tunnel operations, and port facilities.

Truck Drivers

This category includes truck drivers involved in the transportation of goods within New York City, such as delivery drivers and commercial truck operators.

Couriers and Delivery Workers

Individuals employed by courier services, delivery companies, and online platforms for package delivery.

NYC Transportation Worker Accidents

While working, transportation workers may encounter various accidents and incidents resulting in injuries or losses. You can get rightful compensation for the most common of them in many cases. It’s important to note that each workers’ compensation claim is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and specific circumstances will be considered to determine if the accident is covered. This is why consulting with an experienced attorney on filing a claim is the most successful strategy to win your case.

Vehicle Accidents

This includes accidents that occur while operating a vehicle as part of the job, such as collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, or objects.

Slip and Fall Accidents

These are accidents that occur when a worker slips, trips, or falls while on the job, such as on icy surfaces, wet floors, or uneven terrain.

Struck-by Accidents

Workers struck by a vehicle, object, or equipment while performing job duties, such as being hit by another vehicle, falling objects, or moving machinery.

Repetitive Motion Injuries

Workers' Compensation may cover injuries that result from repetitive motions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or back problems caused by constant lifting or bending.

Assaults and Violence

In cases where transportation workers are assaulted or become victims of violence while on the job, Workers' Compensation may provide coverage for resulting injuries.

Occupational Illnesses

If a transportation worker develops an occupational illness or disease due to job-related factors, such as exposure to hazardous substances or environmental conditions.

Common Causes of Transportation Worker Accidents in NYC

From relying on public transportation to get to places and using food delivery apps for dinners, these transportation workers are essential to us New Yorkers. However, driving in a packed city with other cars can result in many accidents. Some common causes for these transportation accidents include:

Distracted Driving

Distractions from phones, navigation systems, and other external factors while driving trucks or buses can result in serious accidents

Impaired Driving

Under the influence of drugs and other substances may not only harm you, but others causing severe injuries


By following speed signs, you can prevent an accident since high speeds need time to slow down if there is an obstacle or car in front of you

Inadequate Maintenance

With proper inspections and maintenance for buses, cars, trucks, and other transportation methods, you can reduce accidents

Poor Road Conditions

Potholes and bumpy roads may cause you and passengers to fall out of your seat or worse overturn causing serious injuries

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Driving in hard rain or intense rain may impair your sight and cause an accident

Serious Transportation Injuries That Can Happen

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 transportation accidents and crashes do happen. You are susceptible to:

Cuts, Bruises, and Contusions

These injuries can result from impact with objects, vehicle components, or falling items during an accident.

Whiplash and Neck Injuries

These injuries can result from impact with objects, vehicle components, or falling items during an accident.

Head Injuries and Concussions

Head injuries, including concussions, if they are involved in accidents where their head hits a hard surface or experiences a sudden jolt.

Back Injuries

Workers involved in lifting, carrying, or moving heavy objects may experience back injuries, such as herniated discs, muscle strains, or spinal injuries.

Soft Tissue Injuries

These injuries can occur in vehicle accidents due to sudden acceleration, deceleration, or impact, leading to strain or sprain in the neck and surrounding muscles.

Fractures and Broken Bones

Accidents involving collisions or falls can result in fractures or broken bones, such as broken limbs, ribs, or facial bones.


Severe trauma to certain parts of the body such as spinal injury may cause loss of motor function and result in paralysis.


Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Transportation Workers

If you are a transportation or delivery, 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. 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 transportation accident. We’ll make sure to collect all necessary evidence/documents for a high successful case win.

How a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help You

When filing a claim, it can be very stressful with all the documentations and evidence needed. With a Workers’ Compensation attorney, we can help navigate you through the process of the claim and assess your compensation! 

Furthermore, our attorneys have knowledge of the laws of NYS surrounding restaurant and food service accidents. By having an attorney, it makes it easier to investigate the case, and give you a much better success rate of winning! 

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 legal consultation and case evaluation involving workplace accidents and injuries for transportation workers. Pay nothing unless your case is won!

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