Chicago Delivery Driver Injury Lawyers
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Delivery drivers make all of our lives a little easier thanks to their services. At McHargue & Jones, LLC in Chicago, we think it is only right to thank them by offering excellent legal counsel when they need it, such as for workers’ compensation cases.
Were you injured while working as a delivery driver? You could be owed workers’ compensation benefits that help you recover without damaging your finances. Our team of attorneys can help you understand your workers’ compensation coverage and how to get it. If you filed a claim and it was denied, then we can plan the next steps to challenge that denial and get you the benefits you need.
We can represent delivery drivers from various industries, such as:
- Uber Eats and DoorDash drivers
- UPS and FedEx drivers
- Grocery service drivers
Workplace Risks for Delivery Drivers
Delivery drivers work in an environment that is unlike what most other workers deal with on a daily basis. Most people have to worry about what their coworkers are doing in the workplace. But delivery drivers have to worry about what other drivers and pedestrians are doing. The unpredictable mistakes of another motorist could be the direct cause of a severe injury suffered by a delivery driver.
In an average workday, a delivery driver may encounter these dangers and risks:
- Distracted drivers
- Drunk drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Jaywalking pedestrians
Even weather and road conditions can be a serious danger to people who drive and deliver products and services to make their living. For example, a rough storm could make the roads unsafe, but delivery drivers are still expected to complete their routes or respond to client orders.
Can You Get Workers’ Comp & Auto Insurance Benefits?
Injured delivery drivers who are not independent contractors can get workers’ compensation for any injuries they suffer while driving. As long as they were driving for a work-related duty – such as bringing a package to a customer – workers’ compensation coverage applies.
Interestingly, delivery drivers might also be able to get further compensation and coverage from auto insurance policies, such as their own policy and any held by another driver who hit them. This unique situation allows some delivery drivers the opportunity to more easily get all of their damages fully covered and paid.
When we work with a client who is a delivery driver, we can assist with both workers’ compensation cases and personal injury claims thanks to our extensive legal backgrounds. We can look for the best way to use both policies, so you get the comfortable and full recovery you deserve.
Injured in a Crash? Let Us Help
Don’t stress over the legal details that can surround a workers’ compensation claim. If you were hurt while working as a delivery driver in Chicago, then you should be resting instead. By letting our attorneys work on your case, you can feel confident that there is a powerful and knowledgeable legal team on your side. Whether your case is up against a nationwide insurance company or a smaller insurance firm, we can deal with them!