As consumers do more of their shopping online, it seems like you can’t turn a corner these days without seeing a UPS, FedEx or Amazon delivery van out and about.
Home deliveries are more popular than ever in the United States, especially in this area with the recent addition of the new Amazon distribution center in Republic, Missouri.
This increase in package deliveries along with the pressure to complete delivery routes more quickly has led to a troubling uptick in package delivery driver workplace injuries. According to a recent report, nearly one in five Amazon delivery drivers were injured on the job in 2021.
Common causes for workplace injuries include strains, slipping, tripping, falling, and vehicle accidents. Many of these workplace injuries were likely preventable.
The study goes on to say that these injuries aren’t simply happening due to driver negligence, but rather, pressure from the company to deliver as many packages as possible as quickly as possible.
This pressure to overperform often makes drivers feel like they must forego safety for speed. This leads to recklessness, which in turn can lead to injury.
The pressure seems to be so intense that some employees have filed lawsuits over alleged poor working conditions. Being injured on the job means these employees are eligible for workers’ compensation.
We have already been getting reports of multiple injuries involving Amazon workers at their Republic Missouri warehouse.
Employee pressure like this isn’t exclusive to companies like Amazon. More and more employers in this day and age are pushing their employees to work harder and faster to save the company money. The company you work for might be one of them.
If you find yourself injured at your workplace, due to negligence or any other reason, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Krebs Law Firm specializes in workers’ comp law and will fight for your rights as an injured employee. It costs you nothing to reach out to us for a free consultation. We only get paid if you win your case. Our local number is 417-883-5886 or toll free at 800-345-0535.
Don’t try taking on the insurance companies alone. Call The Krebs Law Firm for a free consultation. You need an experienced workers compensation attorney at your side to make sure you get what you deserve for your package delivery workplace injury. Call The Krebs Law Firm locally at (417) 883-5886 or toll free at (800) 345-0535.
There is no upfront cost to hiring a Missouri Work Comp lawyer for your claim. If have a potential Missouri work comp case and want to make sure you maximize your Missouri Workers Compensation benefits for your workplace injury, then you should speak to a Missouri Workers Compensation attorney sooner rather than later.
Utilize our years of expertise to get the compensation you deserve and let us help each step of the way.