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Bike courier accident claim
In busy cities cycle courier services can make sense, but cycling on busy city roads can be dangerous. Both cyclists and motorcyclists are at risk of serious injury if an accident occurs.
Common bike courier accident claims
Accidents involving cycle couriers can include:
- Road traffic accidents
If you collide with a motor vehicle you are likely to come off worse. Cyclists and motorcyclists have little protection from injuries inflicted by another vehicle and these can lead to brain injury, broken bones and even fatalities.
- Potholes and other dangerous road surfaces
Oil or diesel spillages, excessive gravel, broken drain covers – all of these are a hazard to road users but particularly to cyclists, and it may be possible to bring a claim against the Highway Authority for failing to maintain the road surfaces in a safe condition.
- Slips and trips on another’s property
Couriers visit many different premises during the course of a working day and if your accident was due to negligence then you may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the occupier of the property.
- Back injuries suffered as a result of being required to lift and handle heavy loads
Your employer has a duty to ensure that parcels carried are not too large or heavy and to provide you with training on safe lifting and carrying techniques.
- Equipment provided
If your employer provided the cycle or motorcycle then they are responsible for inspection, service and repair and should also provide you with personal protective equipment including a cycle helmet.
If you have been working as a cycle courier and you have had a accident at work which was someone else’s fault then you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim.
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