The Law Surrounding Deliveroo Cyclists

The law with regards to Deliveroo cyclists is ambiguous and an area of law that many are perhaps uninformed about and potentially at risk as a result of this. Those who deliver for Deliveroo are technically not employed by the company, but rather, self-employed. Therefore, the implications that arise from this are that if you are injured whilst delivering goods on behalf of Deliveroo, there is no legal demand that requires them to pay you sick pay whilst you are off work.

During the course of your employment, if you suffer an injury as a result of a road traffic accident, the only form of redress will be to bring an action against the other driver as you are technically self-employed. 

If, however, you suffer an injury not from another driver, but from the equipment that Deliveroo supplied to you, then you may be able to bring a claim against them. Regardless of the unique position that Deliveroo may have placed on its cyclists, there are still forms of redress available in order to allow victims to be adequately compensated.

For more information on road traffic accidents, please review our Road Traffic Accidents page.

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