Each day, delivery drivers deliver millions of letters, documents, and packages to individuals and businesses across the country. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were over 1.3 million delivery drivers in the United States as of 2014.
When you consider just how many letters and packages move around the nation on a daily basis, it’s amazing how anything makes its way to the correct destination. This seamless, intricate delivery network is only possible due to the efforts and commitment of millions of hard-working and dedicated delivery professionals.
Unfortunately, delivery workers are susceptible to many different kinds of work-related injuries. When they get hurt at work, they deserve workers’ compensation benefits to help them continue supporting their families while they rest and recover from their injuries.
Our Florida workers’ compensation lawyers help injured delivery drivers get the benefits they deserve. If you are a delivery driver who has been hurt on the job, get in touch right away.
The Delivery Driver Injury Cases We Handle
Delivery drivers frequently put in long hours behind the wheel. They also routinely lift heavy items, and they work under a variety of weather conditions. All of these factors can contribute to a serious work-related injury. Although delivery drivers can sustain nearly any type of on-the-job injury, some injuries are especially common. These injuries include:
Auto accidents. Obviously, spending a significant part of the day behind the wheel of a vehicle increases a delivery driver’s chances of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Dangerous weather conditions, such as ice, snow, and rain, can increase the risk of a traffic collision.
Slips and falls. Loading and unloading packages from a delivery truck can be a hazardous task, especially when packages are heavy or awkward to carry. Drivers can suffer serious injuries, including neck and spinal cord injuries, due to slips and falls.
Overexertion injuries. The human body has its limits. Unfortunately, delivery drivers are often pushed to perform beyond their capabilities. They must lift heavy packages day in and day out, and they often operate under exacting delivery schedules that compel them to rush through their tasks and deliveries. These conditions can lead to serious overexertion injuries caused by lifting, pulling, or pushing too much.
Have You Been Misclassified as an Independent Contractor?
In many cases, delivery companies attempt to save money by hiring independent contractors instead of employees to act as delivery drivers. When delivery companies and other businesses use independent contractors, they don’t have to pay benefits, such as overtime compensation, health care insurance, or certain taxes. They also avoid having to pay workers’ compensation insurance for their workers, as independent contractors aren’t eligible to receive these benefits.
This arrangement can be a win for employers, but it is usually workers who end up losing out. In many cases, workers classified as independent contractors are actually employees. Just because your employer labels you an independent contractor does not mean you are one. If you believe you have been misclassified as an independent contractor, it’s important to speak to a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible. Courts look at many factors to determine if a worker has been misclassified. Our lawyers will evaluate your case for signs of misclassification.
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Speak to a Florida Workers compensation Attorney that handles Delivery Driver Work Injuries Today
If you are a delivery driver who has been hurt on the job, our Florida Workers compensation Attorney can help. Call today to speak to an experienced delivery driver work injury lawyer about your case. We offer free case evaluations. It costs nothing to speak to a workers compensation lawyer, so call today to schedule your complimentary consultation.