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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Most common accident claims: Postal workers

    Most common accident claims: Postal workers

    As a law firm with years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation including accidents at work, Accident Advice Helpline has gained an unrivalled knowledge when it comes to identifying risks to the health and safety of employees. In this article, we take a look at some of the most common accidents to befall postal workers.

    Neck, back and shoulder injuries

    In addition to delivering letters, postal workers and couriers often deliver heavy packages that require a lot of effort, especially when delivering to apartment blocks that don’t have a lift. This places a huge amount of strain on postal workers and can lead to a neck, back or shoulder injury. A neck, back or shoulder injury can be avoided by maintaining correct posture when lifting and not lifting a load heavier than you are comfortable with. It is also a good idea to wear appropriate footwear with adequate grip.

    Repetitive Strain Injury

    Repetitive Strain Injury, also known as RSI occurs when an excessive and continuous strain is placed on the same muscle groups. Postal workers are particularly at risk of suffering an RSI due to the repetitive action of sorting and delivering letters. Take regular breaks to reduce the chances of suffering an RSI.

    Animal attacks

    Although somewhat cliched, many postal workers have indeed been injured by a pet when attempting to deliver a letter. If you have a pet that could pose a threat to a postal worker delivering to your home, then it is important that your pet is kept on a leash and that a sign is erected in order to warn postal workers of the potential danger.

    Road traffic accidents

    Road traffic accidents account for a high number of injuries for postal workers working on rural routes. This often involves driving a van through winding, narrow roads and increases the chances of being involved in a collision with another vehicle.

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    Work-accident compensation and Accident Advice Helpline

    If you work in the postal industry and have been injured as the result of an accident within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisors. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win-no-fee** basis.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.