Food Delivery Drivers
FOOD DELIVERY DRIVERS WORKERS COMPENSATION FOR DRIVERS INJURED ON THE JOB
Getting food delivered to your door is easier than ever, thanks to app-based food delivery services. You can order everything from your groceries to a meal from your favorite restaurant on one of the many apps available in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas. With this high demand for food delivery comes more job opportunities, like delivery drivers.
However, delivery drivers for apps like UberEats, DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub, goPuff, and Amazon Fresh are in a tricky situation when it comes to Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws. Some of these companies may consider drivers independent contractors and therefore, may not be entitled to the same benefits as a contracted employee.
The attorneys of Martin Law have represented scores of drivers and employees injured in car accidents or other accidents while on duty. We bring 40 years of experience and exclusively represent workers, never employers or insurance companies and can help you navigate your complex situation.
Before you file a claim, call us at 215.587.8400 for a free consultation and explanation of your rights. We serve the five-county Philadelphia area and southeast Pennsylvania.
CAR ACCIDENTS AND OTHER INJURIES TO APP-BASED FOOD DELIVERY DRIVERS
Having represented package truck drivers, bus drivers, and other commercial truck drivers, our experienced lawyers are familiar with the common injuries and causes of injuries delivery drivers are likely to experience, including:
- Car accidents
- Loading and unloading accidents
- Back injuries from lifting and carrying
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Poor road or sidewalk conditions
If you are injured on the job and can’t return to work, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation. Our job is to determine whether you qualify for these benefits based on your employment status and Pennsylvania’s laws regarding independent contractors. If you are eligible, we aim to maximize your disability benefits and protect your work injury rights, such as your right to see doctors of your choosing and your right to stay off the job until you are cleared for light duty or full duty.
In many cases, a third party may be liable in a separate lawsuit for negligence, another motorist who caused your car accident or a property owner responsible for a driver’s falling injury. We explore all potential claims.
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Let us determine whether you have a case and what those claims are worth. Arrange a consultation today. We have several offices in the Philly Metro area, as well as the Reading and Allentown areas.