We are now well into the holiday season and it’s a busy time for most industries. Delivery drivers, perhaps, have more to do than anyone else.
Some individuals like to be organized early and get their presents delivered long before Christmas day. Others prefer to leave it until the last minute, in the hope of finding some bargains. In any case, it is up to delivery drivers to get packages to consumers in one piece and on time.
Doing this does not come without risks. Outlined below are some of the more common injuries that delivery drivers suffer throughout the holiday season.
1. Slips, trips and falls
Delivery drivers don’t spend all of their time in the vehicle. They are tasked with taking parcels out of the vehicle and handing them to consumers. This may not sound that risky, but with the cold winter temperatures, there’s a good chance that they’ll have to walk on snow or ice. One false step in such conditions can result in a nasty fall.
2. Injuries through overexertion
Often, delivery drivers are paid in relation to how many parcels they deliver each day. At this time of year, there’s a lot of pressure to make as much money as possible. This means that drivers take on as much work as they can. Occasionally, they take on too much. Repeatedly lifting parcels, particularly heavy parcels, has the potential to injure the back, neck and other body parts involved in the process of lifting.
If you’ve been injured at work during the holiday season then you’re going to be worried about finances and bills. By seeking legal guidance, you might be able to obtain the financial compensation that relieves some of this strain.