The first thing that railroad workers need to understand about the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) when it comes to workplace injuries is that this act is quite different compared to Worker’s Compensation. FELA allows for full recovery of damages due to a negligent act of the railroad company or a co-worker. Because of this, railroad companies try their best to hide their negligence and to prevent you from collecting evidence of your injuries that can be used in a FELA case. Don’t buckle under the pressure – contact a professional lawyer with experience in FELA cases to help you claim compensation for the damages that you suffered.
Countless commuters in New York City and New Jersey areas use bus services to travel from home to work and back each day. MTA transits millions of passengers per work week to and from New York City while NJ Transit brings more people to New York City every day. In addition to these bus services, school bus services, city bus services, and tour buses contribute to the bus traffic.
Bus accidents are not isolated incidents in New York State. In February a 46-year old victim was run over by an MTA bus and ended up in hospital in a critical condition. In January, an elderly man lost control of his pick-up truck and crashed into a bus in Syracuse, NY. Eight people were injured in this accident. A 43-year old woman broke her hip, ribs, and shoulder after being run over by a school bus. A cyclist rammed into a tour bus in Times Square in December 2016.