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DoorDash provides a lifeline to countless local restaurants, grocery stores, and retailers. By partnering with these establishments, DoorDash helps them reach a vast variety of customer base. This support not only sustains local businesses but also preserves the unique character and flavor of communities.
As always, there are pros and cons for your occupation as a Dasher, one of them being that it means you are at risk of getting injured on the job in multiple ways. Maybe even in ways you wouldn’t expect.
A couple common questions we want to address is whether or not DoorDash will protect your rights for being injured on the job, and in addition to that, you probably want to know who is responsible, DoorDash or the customer. If injured as DoorDash employee contact Madison work accident lawyer as soon as possible for legal guidance and help.
What are common ways to get injured as a Dasher?
Auto Accidents (Car Crashes)
An auto accident, with its potential for physical injuries, emotional trauma, financial burdens, and disruptions to daily routines, can profoundly and enduringly impact virtually every facet of one’s life, from physical health and emotional well-being to financial stability and overall quality of life, often necessitating significant adjustments, support and recovery efforts.
As Auto Accidents unfortunately happen often, the physical impact as a result of a car crash can lead to chronic pain, surgery, scarring, or disfigurement. In addition to physical pain, it can cause post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety on top of all the stress you have to worry about from medical bills and insurance.
Slip and Falls
A slip and fall can have many different causes and outcomes including rain or condensation that result in slippery footing, waxed floors with no warning signs, and potentially spilled liquids or oils. Serious injuries such as hip fractures or broken tailbones can occur due to any of these falls. Moreover, a fall with head impact could lead to a traumatic brain injury.
Everyone loves a happy puppy, but no one likes it when they go into guard mode as you’re delivering food to their owners. Dog bites are extremely serious and scary at best. They can cause puncture wounds, nerve damage, infections, and possibly rabies. Something less frequently discussed when it comes to dog bites is the emotional trauma and fear that can develop in the person who has experienced such an injury.
Trip and Falls
Despite how frequently trip and fall accidents can occur, many people are unaware of just how common these incidents can be. You could trip down staircases that are cracked or broken, stumble over loose cables or wires, and you might encounter inadequate lighting inside an apartment building, where objects along your pathway pose a potential tripping hazard. These accidents may result in head trauma, sprains, fractures, as well as cuts and bruises.
What is the first step to protecting my rights?
Protecting your rights after you’ve been injured is what we’re all about at Pemberton Personal Injury Law Firm. We are in the business of helping people fight for their rights after being injured and being educated is your very first step.
If you become injured on a customer’s property, that customer may be responsible for your injury. This includes dog bites, slip and falls, and even trip and falls.
With auto accidents, there is a distinction to consider: if another party is negligent, they are likely responsible. If the accident resulted from negligent driving on your behalf, it would generally be attributed to your responsibility.
So how do you proceed? If you or someone you know find yourself asking this question, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Pemberton Personal Injury Law Firm for a free case evaluation. This will allow us to better understand how we can help you.
You will want to make sure you alert your insurance company as well as DoorDash as soon as you can about your injury. DoorDash may have some regulations and guidelines they need you to follow. If you have concerns about how DoorDash is compensating you for your injury, it may be in your best interest to explore a personal injury claim.
The speed at which your injury is reported will help your case greatly. If that happens to be the case, a couple things you will want to make sure you do is collect the defendant’s name, contact information, photos of their insurance card, and photos of your injury. This valuable information will be of the utmost importance to helping defend your rights.
How can Pemberton Personal Injury Law Firm help with my healing process?
We understand that insurance agencies can put you through an emotional, physical and mental rollercoaster as you heal. Not to mention all the appointments you have to go to and the stress it brings to your family. In regards to your healing speed, statistically, stress slows your healing process by 42 percent on average due to the excess of cortisol your body produces. We want to help you reduce that stress and enhance your healing journey.
Our team of skilled and compassionate personal injury attorneys are all in on your pursuit of justice. We also provide unwavering support to our clients. Your rights are our priority that we can put 100% of our efforts into. Our goal is for you to emerge from your injury with confidence, equipped with the support and guidance necessary to move forward with your life.