While you often picture accidents at work to include office-related slips and trips or manual handling injuries, it is important to remember that all job roles come with health and safety risks.
No position is completely free from the risk of an occupational injury, including the role of pizza delivery person. Taking to the roads, dealing with customers in their home setting, facing pets and working unsociable hours, are all factors that can lead to an array of work-related accidents.
Pizza delivery problems: Top 5 potential accident claims
As we’ve established, accidents at work do occur in the pizza delivery profession. The top five potential accident claims for a pizza delivery person are:
- Road traffic accidents
- Slips, trips and falls when delivering
- Dog/pet bites
- Burns from hot food and drinks
Who is to blame for your work-related accident?
As a pizza delivery person, whether you have been involved in a road traffic accident or have been injured in some other way while delivering food to a customer, and you believe the work incident wasn’t your fault, your employer may be liable for the harm you have suffered.
When you are carrying out tasks required of you within your job role, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety.
When you are out and about delivering pizza in the evenings and at night, there is an element of risk to your position, however, if you sustain an occupational injury while working, your employer may have failed to meet their legal responsibility to guarantee your well-being.
In such a case you should speak with a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, which will advise if your case is likely to be eligible for a work-related personal injury claim.
Seeking advice from a law firm
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in assisting victims of accidents at work. Working on a no win no fee* basis, Accident Advice Helpline will manage your case with the primary aim of fighting your corner to ensure you receive the payout that you deserve.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile – for a free initial consultation regarding your work-related accident. There is no obligation to continue and your case is dealt with confidentially, on a one-on-one basis.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice