Amazon Drivers: What To Do After A Slip And Fall Accident
Delivery drivers face significant dangers in making deliveries. In fact, about 20% of all workplace fatalities are suffered by delivery drivers. The following article will provide some information regarding the actions Amazon drivers should take after a slip and fall accident.
- Report the accident. The first thing you will need to do after being injured in a slip and fall accident is to report the accident. If the accident occurred inside an office building or apartment complex, you should consider reporting it to the building manager. If your accident occurred outside and there is no one around to report the accident to, you should call 911 or a non-emergency police line, especially when you are clearly injured. You should also notify your route dispatcher and/or Amazon that you have sustained an injury and will not be able to continue your route due to the need to seek medical treatment.
- Gather evidence. While you wait for the authorities or the property owner to arrive, you should try to collect whatever evidence you can regarding the cause of your slip and fall accident (for example, evidence of a wet floor in the hallway). Use your phone to take photos of the location where you fell, as well as any safety hazards that contributed to the accident (for example, the absence of a “wet floor” sign). If there were any witnesses present at the time of your accident, you should take down their names and contact information, as well as any statements they are prepared to make regarding the circumstances of your accident.
- Seek medical care. Immediately after a slip and fall accident, you should seek medical care for your injuries. Delaying medical care can result in your injuries getting worse and may give off the appearance that your injuries are not significant (and as such, do not deserve compensation). If you called for emergency help at the scene for the injuries you have suffered, you should allow the medical personnel to examine you. These individuals can provide first aid care and, if needed, transport you to the emergency room. Otherwise, after you have reported the accident to the appropriate party, you should immediately seek medical care at an urgent care facility or a doctor’s office.
- Consult an attorney. Slip and fall claims can be very complicated. After seeking medical care, you should consider consulting a personal injury attorney. An attorney will be able to identify all potential defendants to negotiate a settlement. It’s important to know that not every attorney who handles slip and fall matters will fully understand the specific dangers involved in delivery work. As such, you should ensure that you find an attorney who specializes in handling slip and fall cases that specifically involve Amazon delivery drivers.
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