Several police officers and one civilian driver were injured in a New York City car accident involving the new elite “SRG” tactical unit. The chain reaction car crash occurred at East 116th Street and FDR Drive in East Harlem. Officials say one police car rear-ended a civilian car, causing a chain-reaction involving another civilian car and a third police vehicle. At least three officers were hospitalized, seven were taken transported for treatment, one civilian suffered minor injuries, and another refused medical attention.
Officers could suffer work-related injuries in many different ways. Along with the dangers that come with dealing with criminals on a day-to-day basis, many officers also spend hours of each shift on the road. When officers and other employees are asked to drive as part of their job, it is important that they receive adequate compensation in the event of a work-related accident.
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover all work-related medical expenses, as well as a portion of the wages lost as the worker heals. But, many injured workers in New York are denied the support they need. Insurance adjusters are ruthless when it comes to denying claims and they will stop at nothing to find ways to protect their bottom line.
Anyone who is injured on the job, whether the accident occurs at an office, factory or on the roadway, should explore their legal options before making any legal decisions. Victims of work-related car accidents can often seek additional compensation for their losses by filing a claim against the at-fault driver.
We can help you seek support through civil litigation as well as through workers’ compensation to ensure that all the damages suffered in the crash are covered. An experienced NYC workers’ compensation attorney can provide injured victims and their families with more information about pursuing their legal rights.
Contact Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP at (212) 986- 7353. We can help.