Working as a FedEx delivery driver is an excellent way to earn a living and provide for your family. Not only do you get to canvas the neighborhoods near where you live, but you also get to deliver important packages to people who need medicine, documents, cleaning supplies, and other items during such a difficult time.
It’s not out of the question that a FedEx delivery driver could suffer an injury. These injuries can occur on the road in motor vehicle accidents or back at the depot while loading the truck. FedEx delivery drivers can also suffer injuries while delivering packages on foot outside of their truck. If you were injured working this job, what happens next?
Common Delivery Driver Injuries
FedEx delivery drivers in Philadelphia and beyond can suffer any of the following injuries while on the job:
- Back sprains
- Broken bones
Injuries to FedEx employees can occur while operating conveyor belts, loading packages on trucks, driving trucks, walking on properties to deliver packages, lifting items, and in many other circumstances.
If you were injured on the job while working for FedEx you might be eligible for compensation via workers’ compensation or a personal injury lawsuit.
Document the Accident and Injury
The first thing you should do when injured as a FedEx delivery driver is to document the accident and the injury. This can be done by taking pictures, providing a supervisor with a written report, collecting evidence from the accident scene, calling the police so a police report can be filed, and speaking to witnesses. If you were injured on the property of a package recipient, be sure to inform them of your injury and collect their contact information so an attorney can get in touch with them.
Do Not Speak to Insurance Companies
Do your best to avoid speaking with insurance companies. Insurance carriers will not be your friend, even if they are assigned to your case by FedEx. The adjuster will do everything possible to pin the accident and injury on your actions, attempting to place blame on you so that little to no compensation is awarded to you.
Speak to an Attorney
Before talking to anyone about the accident that left you injured, aside from reporting it to your supervisor, you should speak to a personal injury attorney. The team at Kwartler Manus can determine whether you should file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit against FedEx or the property owner for your injuries. Don’t get stuck paying out of your own pocket for medical care while you are out of work for injuries suffered while working as a Philadelphia FedEx delivery driver.
Schedule a Personal Injury Consultation Today
If you were injured performing your job duties as a FedEx delivery driver in Philadelphia or the surrounding Delaware Valley, it’s important that you speak to an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. You could be eligible for compensation from your employer, property owners, or other third parties. Contact us online or by phone at 267-457-5570 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.