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Top Threats Faced by FedEx Workers in New York

In New York, people who work for FedEx and other delivery companies face specific hazards. We rely on these people for the shipment of various goods and services, and yet they often experience incredible dangers on a daily basis. If you have been injured while working as a delivery person in New York, you might consider working with a qualified injury attorney to pursue compensation. 

Car Accidents

Perhaps the most obvious hazards that FedEx drivers face are traffic-related. These drivers spend a significant portion of their time navigating through traffic, and accidents are essentially inevitable during careers that span decades. These accidents may be caused by negligent drivers. 

On March 14, 2024, it was reported that a FedEx truck had collided with a disabled vehicle in New York before falling off the side of an overpass. Before going over the side rail of the overpass, the FedEx tractor-trailer reportedly rolled over onto its side. Fortunately, the driver was able to extricate himself from the vehicle without much of an issue – something that police later referred to as a “miracle.” 

In some cases, injured FedEx drivers may have the ability to sue negligent drivers instead of filing workers’ comp claims. This could potentially provide more compensation. 

Dog Bites

One of the most overlooked hazards for delivery drivers comes from animals. Each year, countless FedEx workers suffer dog bites. These animal attacks have the potential to cause permanent disfigurements, psychological trauma, and death. Once again, these accidents can potentially lead to personal injury lawsuits instead of workers’ comp claims. Suing a dog owner could potentially provide more compensation compared to a workers’ comp claim. 

Slips and Falls

A FedEx driver may also suffer severe injuries due to slips and falls. For example, they might lose their footing due to an icy or snowy driveway. They might also slip and fall on debris left in the front yard. These accidents may constitute premise liability, and the FedEx driver may have the opportunity to hold the property owner liable. 

New York City has specific laws regarding the removal of snow or ice from sidewalks, driveways, and other areas. Property owners must clear walking areas at least four feet wide. Generally speaking, they must clear away ice and snow within a certain amount of time after snow stops falling. 

Find an Experienced Injury Attorney in New York

If you have been searching for a qualified injury attorney in New York, look no further than the Glassman Law Group. Over the years, we have helped numerous injured plaintiffs throughout the Empire State – including delivery drivers. We know how dangerous these incidents can be and can guide you toward the compensation you need. Depending on your circumstances, either a workers’ comp claim or a personal injury lawsuit may be possible. Reach out today to learn more. 


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