Recovering compensation for a food delivery driver bitten by a dog.
Whether it’s Just Eat, McDonalds, Deliveroo, UberEats or Dominoes, we British love our takeaways, particularly when they can be delivered to our door. Home delivery of takeaway food is growing in popularity, with Just Eat alone hitting over a billion orders in 2021.
However, while we might like a cheeky Nandos, we are also a nation of dog lovers and sometimes those two national obsessions come into conflict.
With the rise in the number of food deliveries being made there has been a commensurate increase in the number of delivery drivers being bitten by dogs.
We specialise in dog bite claims on a national basis, and a large number of our clients are delivery drivers employed by companies such as Amazon and Evri, or working for themselves independently. You can read here a case study of one of our successful delivery driver claims. However, in addition to general delivery driver claims, we are also receiving an increasing number of enquiries from food delivery drivers who have been bitten by a dog.
In one case specialist lawyer Jasmine Moxey-Butler secured compensation for a client who was bitten whilst delivering on behalf of Dominoes. Our client, who was from Southampton, suffered a bite to his ankle after handing over pizzas to the customer. Fortunately the bite settled quickly and he wasn’t left with any long terms issues or scarring. Jasmine obtained witness evidence from his colleague after the customer denied that her dog had attacked our client. This evidence was sufficient for Jasmine to get the dog owner’s insurance company to settle the compensation claim. The delivery driver was happy to have a quick settlement and emailed Jasmine to say:
“Thank you so much for your help over the claim. It has been a pleasure to have you manage my claim.”
We have also recently dealt with the claim of another delivery driver bitten by a dog. This client worked for Just Eat in Manchester and was bitten by a customer’s dog when he placed the delivery over the gate, not realising that the customer’s dog was on the other side. He suffered a bite to his right hand which fortunately wasn’t too serious. His claim settled for just shy of £3,500.
We have a number of other ongoing cases for food delivery drivers and will post further case studies and success stories on this site shortly.
In the meantime, if you have been bitten by a dog while delivering food and would like to know where you stand on claiming compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis then contact us for a free case assessment on freephone 0333 888 0404 or by emailing us at [email protected]