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Workers' compensation could help injured transportation workers

Most professions, whether in Pennsylvania or elsewhere, contain some form of risk in the daily tasks. Some of these risks are negligible, although others may lead to serious injuries for those involved. When employees face injuries, they may choose to file for workers' compensation benefits to help deal with the impact. Two subway workers in another state may consider filing after recently being injured on the job.

Officials stated that the subway tunnel the accident occurred in was under construction and therefore closed to passenger trains. Maintenance trains were still operational. For reasons that have yet to be determined, two of the maintenance trains hit each other. Fortunately, they did not derail.

The impact of the two trains colliding caused serious injury to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker. No other injuries were reported. The employee was taken to the hospital for treatment. MTA stated that the cause of the crash is under investigation.

When a worker is hurt on the job, he or she may be unsure of how to proceed in the aftermath of such an incident. Many choose to file claims for workers' compensation benefits. When these claims are successfully executed, claimants may then receive monetary benefits that can be used to help pay for medical bills, lost wages or any expenses related to the accident. Anyone who is interested in obtaining information about this type of claim could contact an experienced Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorney to learn more and to receive assistance in filing such a claim.

Source:, "MTA worker injured after subway work trains collide in East River tunnel", Kristin Toussaint, Dec. 27, 2017

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