Every day thousands of delivery drivers go out on the roads to deliver parcels of all shapes and sizes to both businesses and residential addresses. The days can be long and the average driver can deliver dozens of parcels in any shift.
While few delivery drivers will be injured while out working, there are possibilities that exist that might lead them to be hurt. For example they could be involved in an accident while out driving – an accident they didn’t cause but instead was caused by another driver. Similarly they could be hurt while trying to carry heavy parcels on their own, if they are not provided with a co-driver to help out with heavy deliveries. It is these kinds of situations where the drivers could be in a position to claim delivery driver injury compensation.
Is it likely to find yourself in a situation where you could claim?
Very few delivery drivers are injured on the job, and that is good to know. However, if the company the driver is working for does not adhere to the health and safety laws, the odds of being hurt may not be in their favour. For example, if you don’t receive training on how to cope with manual handling, lifting and moving parcels, you might have an increased chance of being injured. If you hurt your back or any other part of your body by lifting parcels and you haven’t received manual handling training, you could have a good chance of winning delivery driver injury compensation.
Similarly, while accidents can occur with other vehicles, your van should always be properly maintained so it is safe to drive at all times. If this is not the case, you could end up being hurt because your vehicle is unsafe in some way.
Can you seek help from AAH?
Yes – Accident Advice Helpline is experienced in handling all kinds of claims of this nature. We have already helped many people seek and win compensation for accidents and injuries that were not their fault. If we can prove someone else was negligent in some way, you have an excellent chance of claiming compensation.
Call AAH now on 0800 689 0500. We will take all of your details to determine whether your claim could be successful. Don’t delay – make that call to us today to take things further.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead