Most people in this country depend on delivery drivers for some sort of transaction they engage in, whether this includes food delivery, receiving groceries, or getting the electronic device they ordered. However, delivery drivers face a higher risk of injury than most other types of workers. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, our Riverside delivery driver workers’ compensation lawyers are ready to help injured drivers receive the compensation they are entitled to after a car accident. In Riverside, we have many delivery drivers on the roadway, including those who work for Amazon, FedEx, UPS, Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, trucking companies, and more. Every one of these workers deserves protection.
COVID-19 and Delivery Drivers
As COVID-19 has swept across the United States, many people have been forced indoors under stay-at-home orders. This has led to a dramatic increase in online shopping and people ordering food from home, placing delivery drivers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Delivery drivers should be entitled to compensation if they contract COVID-19 during the course of their work duties. This is a dangerous illness that can lead to costly medical bills and a lost income a worker incurs during their recovery.
How Do Delivery Drivers Get Hurt?
There are innumerable ways that delivery drivers can be harmed each day when they go to work. These workers are responsible for moving deliveries, which are often heavy, to their vehicles, and then back out of their vehicles to a consumer’s door. Not only do delivery drivers face an increased risk of injuries due to overexertion, but they are commonly faced with an increased slip and fall risk. Importantly, delivery drivers are often injured in vehicle accidents while they are on duty.
A Riverside delivery driver workers’ compensation attorney will have the resources and experience necessary to properly establish a link between a worker’s injury and the workplace. Your attorney will gather all evidence related to the injury, as well as your total expenses, in order to negotiate a fair settlement.
In many cases, companies may claim that a delivery driver is an independent contractor and not an “employee.” Using California laws, your Riverside accident attorney will work to prove that you are an employee and therefore entitled to compensation for your injuries.
If you or somebody you care about is a delivery driver that has sustained an injury on the job, you need to seek legal assistance today. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we are dedicated to helping injured workers secure the compensation they deserve, which can include:
Compensation for any medical bills related to the work injury
Any lost income and benefits you incur
Coverage of any future lost earnings
Compensation for loss of earning potential
We could also pursue additional compensation if your injury was caused by a third party. If you need a Riverside delivery driver workers’ compensation lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling (951) 977-7787.