Working as a courier and riding a motorbike to deliver documents and small packages can be a hazardous job. Both cycling and riding a motor cycle on British roads can be dangerous as other drivers can be inconsiderate when it comes to cyclists. As a bike rider you have very little protection and can be seriously injured in an accident even if you are wearing a helmet and other protective clothing. Colliding with other vehicles is one of the dangers a bike courier faces every day. Motorists often don’t see a motorbike coming up behind them when they are signalling to turn, and they can turn into the path of the motorbike.
They also face dangers of slips, trips and falls as we all do, but if a courier is in a hurry to deliver a packet, he or she could easily slip on a greasy road surface or trip over a broken paving slab.
Bike couriers are also more susceptible to accidents caused by broken road surfaces than car drivers. If the surface of a road is not well-maintained, a motorbike rider can easily fall if he/she strikes a pothole. Local authorities and councils have the responsibility to keep roads and pavements in a good state of repair.
A courier’s employer has the responsibility to monitor the packages carried on a motorbike. If they are too bulky or heavy, then accidents can occur. A courier who needs to occasionally lift heavy objects should also receive training in how to do this safely.
Bikes should be regularly serviced and maintained so that accidents are not caused by faulty machinery.
There are Health and Safety at Work regulations which should be adhered to both by employers and employees so that accidents can be kept to a minimum.
Accident solicitor in Bembridge
If you are looking for an accident solicitor in Bembridge online, or looking in your phone book for an accident solicitor Bembridge, you will need one who has experience of dealing with personal injury compensation claims for the type of injury you have sustained. Some accident solicitors Bembridge may specialize in traffic accidents but may not have had to deal with a case where a person has been very seriously injured.
Accident Advice Helpline
Perhaps you have not found an accident solicitor in Bembridge, or one who lives near you, wherever you are in the UK; if that is the case, you could contact the Accident Advice Helpline for advice. We at Accident Advice Helpline have a team of solicitors all over the country who specialize in personal injury compensation claims. You can visit our website and take the thirty second test, which will give you a general idea of how much compensation you might be awarded.
You might then wish to contact us on our freephone numbers: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. You can call us for advice at any time, every day of the week, and be treated with professional courtesy. You have nothing to lose, so why not call us now?
Date Published: 13th June 2013