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MTA Worker Injured In Manhattan Subway Accident In Greenwich Village Tunnel

MTA Worker Loses Foot In Greenwich Village, Manhattan Subway Train Accident

MTA Worker Injured In Manhattan Subway Accident In Greenwich Village Tunnel

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (January 12, 2022) – An MTA worker was seriously injured in a subway train accident inside a Greenwich Village tunnel.

New York City police officials are saying that the collision took place around 9:00 p.m. on Sunday night. A 26-year-old worker was investigating a reported signal failure.

At some point during the investigation, the MTA worker was hit by a Q train. The impact caused the worker to lose a foot before he was taken to the Bellevue Hospital.

A full investigation into the Greenwich Village accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Manhattan Subway Train Accidents

Train accidents lead to an average of 600 deaths and 2,300 injuries every year in the US. The vast majority of these accidents are totally preventable. MTA workers are particularly at risk because they are often forced to work in close proximity to subway trains. There are a number of potential causes of subway train accidents.

  • Speeding trains
  • Cracks in the walkway
  • Slippery surfaces

When a worker is injured on the job they will typically be entitled to workers compensation. Workers compensation is a no-fault system that can help workers who get injured on the job. There could also be numerous sources of liability for a subway accident. According to  New York Labor Law 200, employers must maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition. Failure to do this could create liability for an accident. There are numerous steps that should be taken after any subway accident.

  • Injured workers should seek medical care.
  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • A subway accident attorney should be consulted.

Any worker that is injured in a subway train accident may be able to seek damages through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, though, the MTA often fights hard to deny liability for any subway accident. A New York City personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Manhattan Subway Train Accident

We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our thoughts and prayers to the MTA worker injured in this accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation to get to the bottom of what happened. 

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a subway accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to helping accident victims get the information and resources that they are owed. Whether you have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at  (516) 908-9792.

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