FedEx & UPS Delivery Driver Accident Attorneys
NJ Accidents Involving Delivery Drivers
If you’re a FedEx or UPS delivery driver (or even if you work as a delivery driver for some other company), you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries you suffer as a result of an on-the-job motor vehicle accident. New Jersey law limits your damage recovery against your employer to workers’ compensation benefits, but in certain circumstances, you may be able to assert a claim against a third-party that significantly contributed to your injuries (i.e., a negligent driver that caused the motor vehicle accident).
Interested in learning about whether you can obtain workers’ compensation benefits for your injuries? Contact one of our motor vehicle accident attorneys here at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC today. Our attorneys will work with you to assess your claims and help you execute a plan for recovering maximum compensation for your injuries.
Common Causes of Injuries to Delivery Drivers
Delivery drivers are regularly exposed to accident risks in a number of different scenarios. In addition to the general risks of the road, FedEx and UPS delivery drivers must engage with warehouse hazards, heavy equipment, clunky vehicles, freight loading mechanisms, poor weather conditions, and more.
Common causes of injury include, but are not limited, to:
- Motor vehicle accidents within the course and scope of employment
- Hazardous road and weather conditions
- Negligent or otherwise inadequate inspection of motor vehicle, leading to serious mechanical issues
- Back and spine injuries relating to lifting heavy packages
- Slip and fall accidents occurring outside of the vehicle (i.e., while delivering a package to someone’s doorstep)
- Package overloading
- Negligent loading of packages onto the delivery vehicle, resulting in an imbalanced vehicle
Unfortunately, delivery companies may expose their employees to serious risks of injury by failing to account for genuine hazards, or by ignoring such hazards. For example, many delivery companies require that their employees complete deliveries in extremely poor weather conditions. If there is a severe snowstorm, for example, then — as a FedEx delivery driver — you may be required to continue working despite the risk of injury associated with such weather conditions.
Injured delivery drivers have options, however. If you have been injured on the job, you may file a workers’ compensation claim for benefits. These benefits will cover your medical expenses, as well as some of your wage loss (for days that you had to take off from work). To begin the process, contact one of our attorneys here at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC today.
Consult with Our New Jersey Firm Today About Your Delivery Truck Accident
Fedex and UPS delivery drivers may suffer injuries on the job in a variety of ways, whether in the warehouse, in their delivery vehicle, or out on the street while delivering packages. If you are a delivery driver and have been injured, you don’t have to take on the burden of your injuries alone. New Jersey law may entitle you to file a workers’ compensation claim and obtain benefits — and, if circumstances allow, may entitle you to sue a third-party for additional damages.
Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC is a New Jersey law firm with over 30 years of experience handling injury claims and workers’ compensation issues. Call in today at (877) 423-4878 to setup a free consultation.