Garbage Truck Worker Injured In Patchogue Collision Involving Private Vehicle
PATCHOGUE, NEW YORK (July 2, 2023) – A village sanitation worker was injured in a Patchogue car accident with a private vehicle along Main Street.
Patchogue police officials are saying that the collision took place around 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday. A sanitation worker was struck by a private vehicle under uncertain conditions.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the victim. He sustained a broken collar bone and was transported to the hospital.
A full investigation into the cause of the collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Patchogue Workplace Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the main causes of workplace injuries and deaths in United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Millions of workers drive or ride in a vehicle as part of their jobs, and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths in the United States. From 2011-2020, more than 17,000 workers in the U.S. died in a work-related motor vehicle crash.” There are a number of steps that drivers should take in order to avoid collisions.
- Drivers should slow down during periods of inclement weather.
- Drivers should be well rested before heading out onto the road.
- Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
Every driver has a legal obligation to slow down to avoid hitting pedestrians. Pursuant to New York Vehicle Code 1146, all drivers must exercise due care to avoid hitting pedestrians, bicyclists and domestic animals in the roadway. The vast majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and involve some amount of driver error. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any pedestrian accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- The injuries sustained in a crash should be documented.
- Workers should let their doctors know they were injured on the job.
- An experienced personal injury attorney should be contacted.
If a worker was injured on the job, they may have recourse through a worker’s compensation claim. An injured worker may also be able to seek aid through a third party liability claim. Damages in a civil claim can help many of the expenses that come with a serious injury. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Investigating New York Car Accidents
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our best wishes to the worker injured in this collision. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong. It is our sincere hope that steps are taken to prevent other collisions like this.
Have you been injured in a Patchogue car accident? You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Our team of experienced pedestrian accident attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.