At Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP, our Whittier workers’ compensation attorneys know that some jobs are viewed as inherently dangerous — including construction and police work. What most people do not typically think of when evaluating workplace dangers are the risks delivery drivers face in California and throughout the country.
Here, our Los Angeles County workers’ compensation lawyers explore these dangers, and how we can help all employees take work-related injuries seriously by contacting us for help.
Why are Delivery Drivers at Such High Risk for Work-Related Injuries and Fatalities?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a pizza delivery driver is at a higher risk of injury and death than a construction worker or police officer.
BLS statistics reported of the 5,553 total workplace fatalities that occurred throughout the country, delivery drivers made up 1,005 of them.
While the Bureau’s statistics focus on pizza delivery drivers, the reality is that with a surge in company-employed drivers — delivering everything from food, household goods, and groceries — the dangers they face throughout California will continue to increase.
Further research reported that while most delivery drivers are hurt and killed in traffic accidents, almost 17% occurred due to intentional injuries in an assault, robbery, or homicide.
If you get hurt while working as a pizza delivery or another company-employed driver in California, you could qualify for workers’ compensation benefits that can help pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. We can help evaluate your case during a free consultation, so you fully understand your legal rights and options to pursue a successful claim.
Contact Our California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for Help Today
If you have been injured while working as a delivery driver in California, contact our skilled workers’ compensation attorneys in Whittier at Hanning & Sacchetto today by calling (562) 698-6446 to schedule a free consultation today.