From delivering pizzas on motorbikes to pedalling urgent mail across the city, bike couriers provide in-demand services across business and consumer sectors.
The benefits of their service includes delivering items in a matter of hours, or even minutes, across busy areas, which would take larger vehicles a greater amount of time. This service isn’t provided without hazards for bike couriers, however.
As with all job roles, there is always a risk of hazards for bike couriers suffering accidents at work. What’s more, as their service is based upon providing quick, efficient delivery on the road, there is a high risk of road-related accidents.
What are the top hazards for bike couriers?
As you would expect, road-traffic accidents – such as collisions with other vehicles – is one of the hazards for bike couriers, which frequently causes work-related injury in the profession.
The hazards for bike couriers on the road are quite severe, as when they are involved in a collision with another vehicle, the bike does not offer much, if any, protection from the impact. This lack of protection can mean that road accident injuries are more severe for bike couriers.
Common hazards for bike couriers also include poor road maintenance, slips and falls, and poorly-maintained vehicles.
Who is to blame for a bike courier accident?
Depending on the work-related accident you experienced, it may be that your employer, a third party driver, or the local council is responsible for your bike courier accident.
Really, without legal experience, it is difficult determine liability, which is why our team at Accident Advice Helpline offers specialist personal injury services for victims of accidents at work.
So long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years, and you are able to provide evidence to suggest liability, we could be able to help you determine liability and recover the compensation you deserve.
Whether your work accident was the fault of employer negligence or unsafe driving, Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience dealing with claims of all kinds.
How to get in touch with us
If you want to speak with us and get the ball rolling with your personal injury compensation claim, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on free phone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, take our quick and simple 30-second test online and one of our trained advisors will give you a call at a time convenient to you.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown