Can I File a Claim For an Injury Delivering Amazon* Packages?

Amazon delivery drivers are crucial for delivering customers orders as fast as possible every day. Delivery drivers have to continue the job whatever the weather and road conditions. This doesn’t mean they are immune from injuries while out on the road.

However, every state requires that most employers, including Amazon, carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover them and their workers when injuries happen on the road while deliveries are taking place. This helps protect Amazon’s delivery drivers who are injured while on their job by giving money for medical treatment and helping with lost wages.

This might be the theory but in practice most companies deny some workers’ compensation claims. It’s important you talk to a workers’ comp. attorney if you have been injured while working as a delivery driver for Amazon.

Workers’ Compensation is Your Entitlement as an Amazon Delivery Driver

You are entitled to workers’ compensation as a delivery driver in the same way as any other worker. What is more difficult is proving your injury occurred while working as a delivery driver and not when you were driving in your free time. You will have to gather as much evidence as possible to show where and when the accident took place. You will need a police report and witness’ statements to prove what happened to cause your injuries.

Amazon Delivery Drivers Face Unique Risks

As a delivery driver for Amazon, you may be responsible for carrying packages on your own and even loading your own truck. Once out on the road you could be involved in a collision with another vehicle or you may slip and fall on an icy sidewalk or even be bitten by a customer’s dog. These sorts of accidents could lead to broken bones and neck and back injuries.

Can I File a Claim For an Injury Delivering Amazon* Packages?

What to Do If Hurt On an Amazon Delivery Job

If you are involved in a collision or have been bitten by a dog the police should be informed. A police report will be needed by the workers’ comp. insurance provider. If you are injured in the Amazon warehouse because of a slip and fall or you incur a back injury from lifting a heavy package you should tell your supervisor immediately, If you need medical help urgently get a colleague to report the accident.

Sometimes you are required to see the doctor named on the workers’ compensation insurance document. If you don’t get a chance to see that but you go to your own doctor keep all the receipts of any money you have paid so you can be reimbursed later.

Talk to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Don’t hesitate to arrange a consultation with a qualified workers’ compensation attorney. Fill out the Free Case Evaluation form on this page to connect you with an attorney to review your case. You will need an experienced attorney on your side to ensure you obtain the settlement you are entitled too.

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*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Amazon, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.