Delivery Driver Accident Claims
If you have had an accident while working as a delivery driver that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, whether you use a motorbike, bicycle, car, van or lorry, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Our expert solicitors have handled many successful delivery driver accident claims, helping those who have suffered an injury due to negligence get compensation that covers their every need while recovering.
How JMW Can Help to Make a Delivery Driver Accident Claim
JMW’s personal injury team has helped thousands of clients who have been injured through no fault of their own to claim compensation. We understand what it takes to make a successful claim and how compensation can help you and your family.
We can help delivery drivers from a variety of companies, including:
- Uber Eats
- Just Eat
- Royal Mail
- Pizza Hut
- Domino’s Pizza
No two injuries are the same, meaning it’s vital you speak to a solicitor who will be able to secure a financial settlement that has your best interests in mind. Compensation may cover the following:
- Loss of earnings
- Future salary loss
- Medical expenses
- Adaptations to the home
- Any other expenses incurred as a result of the accident
We have a strong track record of settling claims without the need to go to court; however, if court attendance cannot be avoided, our solicitors will prepare and support you throughout the process.
How Much Compensation Can Delivery Drivers Claim For an Injury?
Delivery drivers are at risk of many different types of accidents, from traffic collisions while out on the roads to incidents involving warehouse machinery, and there’s even a risk of repetitive strain injuries if the job involves heavy lifting. The compensation you can claim will depend on the nature and circumstances of your injuries, and may take into account any financial losses you have incurred as a result.
The figures below provide a rough guide of how much you might be able to claim for an injury in a factory, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. For a more accurate calculation of how much you could be able to claim, based on the specifics of your case, get in touch with the team today. We can give you a precise estimate that takes into account all of the details about your injury and circumstances.
|Severe neck injury||£36,240 - £118,240|
|Serious neck injury involving fractures or damage to discs||£52,390 - £104,370|
|Neck injury involving fractures, dislocations or severe soft tissue damage causing permanent symptoms||£36,240 - £44,630|
|Neck injury involving fractures, dislocations or severe soft tissue damage with some recovery||£19,920 - £30,690|
|Neck injury causing spondylosis, serious limitation of movement or permanent/recurring pain||£10,960 - £19,920|
|Neck injury with varying levels of recovery||Up to £10,960|
|Serious spinal injuries after whiplash||£79,000 - £140,000|
|Moderate neck injuries after whiplash||£6,750 - £33,000|
|Mild neck injuries after whiplash||A few hundred pounds to £6,000|
|Severe shoulder injury||£15,300 - £38,280|
|Serious shoulder injury||£10,180 - £15,300|
|Moderate shoulder injury||£6,290 - £10,180|
|Minor shoulder injury||Up to £6,290|
|Severe arm injury||£76,650 - £104,370|
|Serious arm injury leaving permanent and substantial effects||£31,220 - £47,720|
|Serious arm injury leaving some long-lasting effects||£15,300 - £31,220|
|Fracture between the elbow and the wrist||£5,280 - £15,300|
|Severe crushing injury and serious or complicated leg fractures||£21,100 - £29,800|
A financial reward will compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, and will also help to support you while you are recovering. Compensation can cover the cost of unexpected medical bills, rehabilitation and any required care from family and friends. In addition, compensation will cover any time you have taken off work due to your injury.
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How much is your delivery driver accident claim worth?
Types of Delivery Driver Accidents
Delivery drivers are often at risk of being involved in a variety of road accidents, with the most common being caused by a collision with another vehicle or as a result of defective road surfaces, such as potholes. If you suffer an accident due to a problem with your vehicle, and it was issued by your employer, you are entitled to make a claim for inadequate maintenance and upkeep.
Accidents involving the handling of items can also be another cause of accidents experienced by delivery drivers. Employers are responsible for making sure delivery drivers are trained and equipped to handle manual handling. They are responsible for the following:
- Providing the correct safety equipment
- Ensuring enough workers are assigned to handle heavy objects
- Completing thorough risk assessments
- Training employees on the correct manual handling techniques
If an employer fails to provide any of the above and you have an accident as a result, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. You should get in touch with an experienced solicitor as soon as possible to get your claim underway.