Delivery Drivers & Workers’ Compensation in New York State

MCV Law Grace Nichols Headshot for Delivery Drivers Blog PostAs we approach the peak of the holiday season, delivery drivers are seeing increases in the already unusually high number of deliveries needed. While more deliveries mean more money for the delivery drivers, it also means drivers are at greater risk of getting hurt.

The nature of any job where someone is delivering something to a specific location puts those employees at a uniquely higher risk of certain injuries. This includes both employees of traditional delivery companies like USPS, UPS, FedEx, or Amazon and gig workers who find work through companies like Postmates, Grubhub, Uber Eats, or DoorDash.

Under normal circumstances, delivery drivers are more likely to be involved in motor vehicle accidents, be attacked by dogs on or near the delivery location, and even be assaulted by unhappy customers or bystanders encountered while completing a delivery. Additionally, employees of traditional delivery companies, like those employed in most jobs involving moving and lifting heavy objects, often suffer injuries to the back, neck and shoulders, whether the injuries are caused by a specific event or by repetitive motions and overuse.

As we get further into this holiday season, the temperatures will begin to drop and the number of COVID-19 cases will start going up and delivery drivers will get even busier. This means that more delivery drivers will get injured. Unfortunately, insurance carriers commonly challenge those cases.
The Workers’ Compensation Law does provide multiple potential avenues to winning these kinds of cases, but the system as a whole is incredibly complex and difficult to navigate. Insurance carriers will hire teams of lawyers that will use the complexities and nuances in the law in their attempts to ensure claimants get the lowest amount possible.

At MCV Law, we do the opposite. Our team’s extensive knowledge of the legal complexities and Workers’ Compensation system as a whole to ensure you get the benefits you are entitled to and our skilled staff is available to help with the day-to-day issues you will confront in the Workers’ Compensation system.

We understand that not being able to work due to a work-related injury causes more than just physical pain. It impacts you mentally, financially, and socially and that impacts your family and loved ones. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring you get the benefits you need to get your life back.

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