CLAIMS AGAINST HOMEOWNER BY PACKAGE DELIVERY PERSON – FELL ON ICE INJURY
Our personal injury lawyers have represented several Postal Service workers and Amazon workers who have been injured while delivering a package or mail to a homeowner. Most of those type of cases are dog bites, but we also see many cases of people injured because of the property while making a delivery.
With Winter coming, we thought it would be appropriate to remind homeowners that if you are expecting a package delivery, you need to make sure there is a safe path to your front door, including shoveling and salting your walkway. The post office has rules that require their carriers to wear safe boots and take other precautions, but the homeowner still has responsibility to keep their property safe.
If an Amazon delivery person or U.S. Postal Service worker is injured on a homeowner’s property, the worker has rights to compensation if the property was not properly maintained by the homeowner. Our lawyers have handled these slip fall or other accident injury cases throughout Minnesota. We pursue a claim against the homeowner’s insurance to recover medical bills, lost wages, and additional compensation for our injured clients. As a homeowner, you can avoid this situation by shoveling and putting down sand or salt when you are expecting a delivery.