You will have to be used to early starts if you work as a postman. You will deliver letters and parcels to properties on a specific route, sometimes delivering more than once in a single day. You’ll put in a lot of miles in terms of walking, so it can be a job that helps keep you fit as well.
There have been postmen who have been injured while on their rounds. These injuries can become problematic and can potentially lead to long-term problems caused by the work they do. If you are a postman you might be wondering whether your injuries could warrant postman injury compensation to be paid to you.
Injuries caused by working conditions
Some postmen are required to carry large bags filled with mail. These can be extremely heavy and over time they might lead to injuries caused by carrying the bags every day. Back and shoulder injuries might potentially occur, as could neck injuries – all of which could affect the ability the person has to do their job.
There is also the possibility of being attacked by a dog as you do your rounds. If a dog is not properly secured in the home or garden of a property, there is a chance it could get free and attack you as you deliver the mail.
Are you entitled to claim postman injury compensation?
If you have been injured while working as a postman and you feel the injury could and should have been avoided, you may have a chance to claim some compensation. In some instances the injuries may have been avoidable, such as if your employers had issued you with a post trolley to carry the mail instead of relying on a bag. Maybe you asked for this to be issued to you and nothing happened, or you feel your employer did not take your injuries or problems seriously.
Whatever your own situation might be, you should always seek professional legal advice – provided on a no-obligation basis. Accident Advice Helpline can provide such advice now, supplying you with the information you need to determine whether a claim is a real possibility. Call us on 0800 689 0500 – you might be surprised to find out whether you can make a no win, no fee* claim along with the assistance of our friendly and experienced lawyers on your side.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead