Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C.
Every call is taken by an attorney 518-631-4521

Before You Learn What We Can Do For You, See What We’ve Done For Others.

New York Port Authority officers hit by car

People who work for the government go to work each day hoping to get their job done. While some government jobs in New York are dangerous -- like police officers and fire fighters -- they still hope to make it home in one piece. Unfortunately, sometimes workplace accidents and, subsequently workplace injuries can effect New York's government workers.

In a recent case, a New York Port Authority police officer was hit by a car. In this case, a 25-year-old man is accused of a motor vehicle violation near the Holland Tunnel. The Port Authority officer tried to stop the man's car as he entered the tunnel. However, the man refused to stop and ran over the officer, who was on foot at the time. A second officer then tried to stop the car but was also unsuccessful. Both officers were injured in the incident.

Eventually, the man got stuck in traffic in the tunnel and other Port Authority officers were able to arrest the man. He is now facing several criminal charges.

The officers in this case were lucky to have only suffered non-life threatening injuries. However, it is likely that these injuries still required medical attention and may force the officer off the job for some period of time.

In situations, like this one, where government employees are injured on the job, workers' compensation is available to help pay for the expenses of the workplace injuries. Like private employees, government entities carry workers' compensation insurance so that employees are covered in case of a workplace accident. This compensation can help government employees return to work without financial burdens caused by an accident.

Source: WABC, "Port Authority police officer hit by SUV near Holland Tunnel," Sept. 30, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Do You Need Legal Help?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

527 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12305

Toll Free: 877-851-4319
Phone: 518-631-4521
Fax: 518-374-4338
Schenectady Law Office Map