Deliveroo riders injured on NI roads may be entitled to compensation
Gig economy is a hot topic at the moment with the rise of companies such as Uber and Deliveroo. The workforce may not be entitled to standard employee benefits, although this has been successfully contested in court, one thing is for certain, they have the right to be compensated for injuries sustained that were not their fault.
Deliveroo food couriers, whether they deliver on bicycle, scooter or motorbike, spend many hours on busy roads on a daily basis and without the benefit of the additional protection afforded to car users. These delivery men and women might be forgiven for being concerned about their safety whilst working, especially if they are not entitled to statutory sick pay.
One anonymous Deliveroo rider told The Guardian that “after an accident or injury we are on our own.”
That isn’t always the case though. In incidents where the Deliveroo rider is injured because of the actions of another road user, we can help them pursue compensation such as damages for injuries and special damages for loss of earnings. Deliveroo is not involved in the process as the claim is against the other road user, not the delivery company.
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