Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer for a Subway Accident?

Commuters and railway workers can suffer from a subway accident due to hazardous conditions caused by the negligence of the MTA or another party. If you are injured in an accident while in the subway, it is recommended that you seek the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Strict timelines and due dates for filing necessary paperwork set by the court must be abided by. A personal injury attorney has the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate a complex claim and can maximize your compensation.

Some types of common accidents are slips and falls, impacts with heavy machinery, and exposure to dangerous chemicals. Slips and falls are usually caused by unattended liquids, which may be the result of another’s negligence. Impacts with heavy machinery, such as broken or lodged parts, or moving train car parts, can result in severe traumatic injury or even death. Exposure to dangerous and flammable chemicals that are not properly stored while in transit may be harmful to human health and can start a blaze.

Unlike most other workers, employees of the railroad and subway are not covered by worker’s compensation laws, but by the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), an industry specific law through which injured employees must seek remittance. It is important to hire a personal injury lawyer with FELA experience if you are a subway employee hurt on the job. A personal injury attorney with experience getting compensation for their clients from the MTA and the Port Authority is a very important factor to consider if you’re injured in a subway accident.

Personal injury cases can be complex, so contact a personal injury lawyer if you have suffered from a subway accident. If you are railway worker, it can be extremely difficult to seek compensation if injured on the job. Our team will determine if your accident was caused by the negligence of a private third party or government entity, and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to hazards in the subway or on the railroad, please contact Jacoby & Meyers LLP, NY at 877-504-5562 You can also visit our website www.jmlawyer.com or email [email protected].

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