Slipped and Fell on Ice While Delivering Packages for UPS*

United Parcel Service (UPS) is a multinational package delivery and supply chain management company based in the United States. Headquarters for UPS are in Sandy Springs, Georgia.

The company it he U.S.’s ninth-largest employer with 346,415 employees. UPS delivers packages on deadlines, so often, packages are delivered when there is snow and ice during the winter. You are covered by workers’ compensation benefits while on the job.

Workers’ compensation benefits include medical benefits, which cover the cost of your medical bills, and it pays a portion of your lost wages. Workers’ compensation benefits cover work-related illnesses and on-the-job injuries.

The laws regarding workers’ compensation claims vary from one state to another, but in general, you have anywhere from 3 days to 30 days after the illness or injury to notify your employer. You then have anywhere from a few weeks to a year to file a workers’ compensation claim.

Pursuing A Workers’ Compensation Claim Against UPS

If you were delivering packages for UPS and you slipped and fell on ice, you could suffer serious injuries. For example, you might suffer a compound fracture of the arm, or you could suffer a serious head injury. If your injuries are severe, call an ambulance.

If they aren’t as serious, ask for the approved list of healthcare providers so you can establish medical care right away. UPS and their insurer have providers in a network that provide services at discount rates.

Failure to see an in-network provider could lead to the loss of benefits and having to pay your medical bills yourself. If you don’t get medical care established, it will be difficult to prove that your injuries occurred on the job.

Also, statements from any witnesses can be beneficial in this case because they can help confirm your accident occurred as you said, when you said and how you said, which will help prove that you were on the job when you suffered the slip and fall as well as the injuries.


Consult With A Workers’ Compensation Attorney About Your Claim Against UPS

If you suffered injuries because you slipped and fell on ice while delivering a package for UPS, you should consult with a workers’ compensation attorney.

With the help of a lawyer, you are much more likely to get access to the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to receive in such situations.

There are countless legitimate claims denied every year. With the help of a workplace injury attorney, you can rest assured that your claim will be filed efficiently and effectively.

You have nothing to lose because workers’ compensation lawyers work on a contingency basis. Complete the form to request your free case evaluation about your workers’ compensation claim against UPS today!

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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 UPS, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.