Injured Delivering Package To House While On The Job – MN Attorneys

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 these cases are dog bites. But we also see many cases of people injured because of the property while making a delivery. For example, we had one case where a delivery person fell through weak front steps at a house. Of course, the most common property injury cases in Minnesota come from uncontrolled ice in the winter.

Fell on Ice Delivering Package
Fell on Ice Delivering Package

With Winter again soon, we thought it would be appropriate to remind homeowners.  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. Of course you should also to this for your own safety and for other people who might by visiting you. But a letter carrier or package delivery person has no choice but to come on your property. And they are coming to you at your request. 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.

COMPENSATION FOR DELIVERY PERSON OR MAIL CARRIER

If an Amazon delivery person or U.S. Postal Service worker is injured on a homeowner’s property, the worker has rights to compensation. First they will get workers compensation.  However, if the property was not properly maintained by the homeowner, there is also a claim against the homeowner’s insurance.

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.