Working as a bicycle courier demands a good level of fitness. They generally work in cities and perhaps occasionally large towns. The reason why bicycles are chosen is because the average distance between the pick-up and drop-off points is small. It is also easier to get through the traffic on a bicycle than it is to do it any other way. This keeps the journey time as short as possible.
Injured bicycle couriers will be unable to earn money until their injuries are healed. In the worst-case scenario they may not be able to do this job any more. Even if they can heal from their injuries, they won’t be able to work in the meantime. This can lose them money as they are usually paid according to how many deliveries they make.
Is there an opportunity to claim compensation?
There could be – it all depends on what happens. Injured bicycle couriers could receive their injuries in a variety of different ways. If they are involved in a road accident they would need to prove someone else was to blame for causing it if they are to be awarded compensation. However, they could be injured in other situations as well. Bike couriers will need to go into buildings to deliver their items, and this means there could potentially be the chance of being injured there as well.
Slips, trips and falls could occur to bike couriers just as they might to other people in other situations. If someone is hurt they won’t be able to ride for a while – and that means a loss of income. Therefore, if negligence can be proven, there is a chance the compensation awarded could take into account the loss of income as well as the injuries they suffered.
How can you find out whether your courier injuries warrant compensation?
It can sometimes be difficult to work out if you could get compensated for your injuries. That’s why many people seek out no-obligation advice from experienced advisors in this area. Accident Advice Helpline provides just that kind of service, so you can make a good start by calling us to begin with.
Our number is 0800 689 0500 and this puts you through to our experienced team. We employ lawyers who regularly win compensation cases for other people. Could they be in a position to win a claim for you too?