Any physical injury that a worker suffers because of work that he or she is performing during work hours and in the workplace, as well on the way to or from work, is considered a work accident. Therefore, an accident involving a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle is considered eligible for workers’ compensation if it occurs during the workday. In the United States in 2010, 70,000 pedestrians became injured. On average, a pedestrian was struck every 2 hours and a pedestrian injured every 8 minutes according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This shows that many workers are highly vulnerable to this type of mishap. Here are some examples of the most recent cases Grupo MedLegal has represented:
Trenton, New Jersey: On January 11, while crossing the street on his way to work, a man was struck by a driver who didn’t see him. As a result of this accident, the man may become paralyzed from the neck down.
New York, New York: On September 23, while on his way to work on a bicycle, a man was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street. Witnesses called the police and noted the vehicle information, since the driver did not stop. Due to this accident, the man injured his right shoulder.
Personal injury case of pedestrian hit by vehicle in Los Angeles, California: On October 4, while riding to work on his bicycle, a man was struck by a reckless driver, losing consciousness from his fall. This accident caused injuries to his neck, back, arms, and legs; and he even lost his dental devices.
Personal injury case of pedestrian hit by vehicle in Chicago, Illinois: On November 20, while a woman was crossing the street with her small child, they were unable to avoid a speeding vehicle approaching them, which hit the child and fractured his foot.
Personal injury case of pedestrian hit by vehicle in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: On January 11, while crossing the street to arrive to work, a man was hit by a driver who didn’t see him. Due to this accident, he could lose mobility from the neck down.
If you are still within the allotted time to receive compensation and have suffered a pedestrian accident on the way to work, contact Grupo MedLegal’s offices which are located across the United States. We will be glad to give you information, legal counsel, and medical treatment for the injuries caused by your accident.
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