New York – Work safety researchers have compiled statistics on NYC bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents. They note that there has been a significant increase in the numbers of accident deaths during the past year of COVID-19. Theories as to why the increased bike crash and pedestrian injuries have occurred during this time period abound. Amongst the discussions is the fact that collisions caused by speeding have risen and the sheer increased numbers of bikers on the road have been clearly documented. Often these injured bicyclists were delivery men and women who were involved in a car accident while at work. The bike accidents usually cause personal injury but all too often end in wrongful death according to reports. Worker’s compensation insurance is supposed to cover injuries sustained in an on-the-job accident such as this but some injured workers find it difficult to obtain proper care. Some work injury victims find it necessary to get help from a worker’s comp lawyer that can assist them in filing paperwork and sometimes even filing a injury lawsuit. Further information about the increased bike accidents and deaths is available here.
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