According to reports from the MTA, a NYC Transit worker was killed when
he accidentally fell into the path of an oncoming subway train during
the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 24th, 2013. An eyewitness
statement from a fellow signal maintainer indicated that the 59-year-old
veteran transit worker, Louis Moore, was working on repairing subway signals
inside the tunnel near the 46th Street station when he tumbled onto the
tracks in front of the approaching train. Safety investigators did discover
a loose railing along the walkway where Moore was working, however, the
exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Each and every day millions of people around the world put themselves in
harm's way for the sake of their chosen profession. Some jobs are
obviously much more prone to danger than others, however, any worker can
be subjected to a dangerous work environment, especially when certain
safety precautions and procedures are not strictly followed. Unfortunately,
that fact does not negate the pain and suffering caused when a loved one
becomes the victim of a fatal workplace accident.
At Katz, Leidman, Freund & Herman, we know that no amount of money
could ever make up for, or lessen the pain caused by the loss of a loved
one. We also know that dealing with such pain takes time. That is why
our firm is here to help. If you have suffered the loss of a family member
as a result of a workplace accident, we urge you to contact a workers'
compensation attorney at our firm right away. When you do, our attorneys
will be able to advise you of your legal rights, help you file the necessary
claims to obtain the benefits and compensation you are entitled to receive,
and provide you with the compassionate and effective representation you
need in order to get justice and begin to rebuild your life.
To obtain legal assistance with death benefits and/or a
workers' compensation claim for the loss of a family member,
contact our firm and speak with a workers' compensation lawyer today.