December 10, 2022

Were You Injured While Making a Delivery?

We all rely on delivery drivers. We use food delivery companies such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, Instacart, and DoorDash. Companies such as Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliver our packages. Unfortunately, this puts delivery drivers at risk of serious accidents. 

If you’ve been injured while making a delivery, and you’re struggling to get answers, reach out for a personal injury lawyer’s aid. Our attorneys can review your case, determine your claim’s value, and get the funds you need to recover. 

Types of Delivery Accidents

Delivery drivers face many hazards. Delivery drivers have a high risk of serious injuries from many types of dangerous conditions, such as:

  • Slip-and-Fall Accidents Talk to a lawyer if you’ve slipped and fallen due to wet floors, leaks, slippery surfaces, loose pavement, gravel, and snow or ice.
  • Trip and Falls – Uneven pavement, broken tiles, broken steps, cracked sidewalks, torn or worn carpeting, exposed wiring, and debris in walkways can lead to injuries that leave you suffering and unable to work. Talk to your lawyer about taking action. 
  • Dog Bites – Failure to confine or restrain a dog or failure to warn that a dog is on the premises can result in serious injuries. That includes broken bones, infection, and even death. 
  • Car Accidents Due to frequent stops, getting in and out of the delivery truck, and other drivers, accidents happen. Your lawyer can help you determine the liable driver and other details. 

If you’ve suffered through any of these accidents, among others, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Talk to your lawyer about the details of your injury to get details about your claim. 

Serious Injuries During Deliveries

Any of these accidents can lead to serious injuries, such as:

Coverage for Your Medical Bills and Lost Wages

Most people who work for food delivery companies, such as Uber Eats, Grubhub, Instacart, DoorDash, or a similar food delivery business, are independent contractors. An independent contractor is not an employee of the company.  Therefore, an independent contractor is not entitled to workers compensation. However, you may still be entitled to benefits from the food delivery company.  

For example, DoorDash and Instacart provide an occupational accident plan, which covers medical expenses and a portion of your weekly lost wages. However, neither Uber Eats nor Grubhub provides such coverage.  Delivery drivers who deliver packages are usually employees of their company and, therefore, are entitled to workers compensation. Workers compensation will cover medical bills, prescriptions, surgery, and a portion of your lost wages. 

However, if you were injured while working due to someone else’s negligence, even if you received benefits under an occupational accident plan or workers compensation, you could make a claim to recover compensation for your personal injuries and damages. Obtaining a lawyer for these kinds of accident cases is important to ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve and are entitled to.   

Speak with a Lawyer After a Delivery Accident

If you’ve had a trip and fall, slip and fall, dog bite, motor vehicle accident, or any other type of accident while making a delivery, contact the personal injury attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP. The accident attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP are skilled at handling accident cases for those injured while making a delivery. 

Our firm’s motto is “Don’t Be A Victim Twice.”  If you are a victim of an accident while making a delivery, call 1-800-VICTIM2 (1-800-842-8462) to schedule a confidential consultation. The call is free. The consultation is free. You don’t pay us unless we are successful.  That’s “Our Fee Guarantee – No Fee Unless Successful.

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