UPS Employee Injuries
In South Florida and throughout the country, UPS employees sustain a wide range of serious and deadly injuries on the job that often are preventable. These workers are required to complete a wide range of tasks that often include loading and unloading the UPS truck, driving to various locations, and making door-to-door deliveries that can result in injuries like slips and falls or dog bites. The good news for many injured UPS drivers is that it may be possible to seek workers’ compensation coverage.
If you were injured while working for UPS, or if someone you love got hurt on the job while working for UPS, it is important to get in touch with an experienced West Palm Beach workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible. We can assess your case and can help you to seek the benefits you need at this devastating time. In the meantime, we can tell you more about UPS driver injuries and what you must do to seek workers’ compensation benefits.
Serious Injuries Impacting UPS Workers
Delivery drivers for many different companies sustain severe and life-altering injuries on the job, and many of those injuries prove to be fatal. According to Bloomberg, there is a “culture of fear” that has recently been identified about UPS workers concerning workplace safety and injury risks on the job.
UPS workers have recently suffered serious and disabling injuries as a result of falling from loading docks, sustaining injuries while loading and unloading UPS trucks, being struck by heavy objects, getting hit by vehicles while on foot or while driving a UPS truck, suffering severe injuries in tripping and falls while delivering packages to addresses with walkway hazards, and being attacked by animals while making deliveries.
Common Causes of UPS Driver Injuries
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), fatal injuries among delivery drivers recently reached an all-time high, with a majority of injuries occurring in transportation-related crashes and collisions. In nonfatal accidents, delivery drivers — including UPS drivers — most frequently reported injuries due to:
- Falls on the same level, including trips and falls;
- Falls from heights;
- Traffic collisions and other roadway incidents; and
- Being struck-by an object.
How to Seek Compensation for a Workplace Injury as a UPS Driver
What should you do if you were injured while working for UPS? Take the following steps as soon as possible:
- Report the injury to your employer (you must do so within 30 days from the date of the injury);
- Seek medical treatment (from any provider for an initial emergency, and afterward from an approved health care provider); and
- Get help from an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in South Florida who can assist you.
Contact Our West Palm Beach Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Any injured UPS employee should get in touch with an experienced West Palm Beach workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld, P.A. as soon as possible. UPS drivers are routinely at risk for serious and life-threatening injuries, and our firm wants to ensure that these delivery drivers receive the benefits to which they are often entitled after an accident. Do not hesitate to reach out to us to discuss your workers’ compensation case in detail.