Despite the changing times there are still milkmen working in our communities on a daily basis. Now you can also order yoghurt and other things from the milkman, making it easier to have your breakfast essentials delivered each day.
Working as a milkman means getting up early, just as it always did. However, this is quite a safe job and not one that results in anyone coming to terms with any injuries. At least, that is usually the case. As you can imagine, any job can result in anyone being left with injuries if something were to go wrong.
Problems with the milk float
While milk floats are nowhere near the same as they were years ago, it is still possible to be involved in an accident in one. For example another driver may hit the milk float and cause you to suffer injuries in the process. You are not always enclosed in the driver’s cab in the same way you are in other vehicles, which could mean you end up suffering more severe injuries than you would at another time.
Your injuries do not have to be severe in order for you to think about claiming compensation though. Milkman injury compensation can be issued in cases where you have suffered relatively-minor injuries that still have a knock-on effect on your life. For example if you broke your wrist in an accident of this nature, you wouldn’t be able to drive or do your job for some time afterwards, until the injury has healed.
How can you find out if someone else has been negligent?
Negligence plays an important role whenever you consider making any sort of compensation claim. This holds true for milkman injury compensation just as it does for a wide range of other situations and injuries. You must be able to prove someone else was responsible for the incident in which you were injured while working as a milkman. This could relate to being attacked by a dog or even being injured by having to pick up heavy items regularly without any assistance.
Accident Advice Helpline provides a no win, no fee* claims system that could help you. Call 0800 689 0500 to see if you can get the assistance you want. You could find you are entitled to compensation for the injuries you have recently suffered while doing your job.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead