ONE REASON wHY DISABILITY Income INSURANCE FOR USPS LETTER CARRIERS IS IMPORTANT.
How You Can Protect Yourself From Dog Bites and Prevent Financial Hardship
According to a report from the Postal Service, more than 5800 dog bites to USPS letter carrier employees were reported in 2020 while trying to deliver the mail! Considering the fact that the pandemic has caused a surge in dog ownership and packages being delivered to the front door, it’s more than likely these dog bites will continue to increase.
We provide disability income insurance for all USPS employees, but Disability Income Insurance for Letter Carriers is especially important when it comes to dog bites. You just might prevent a financial hardship or disaster with coverage from Postal Disability.
HOW TO PREVENT An INJURY FROM a DOG BITE OR ATTACK.
Provide the owners of homes with an information sheet on how they can help prevent their dog from attacking USPS letter carriers. This could be something as simple as asking them to secure the dog when delivering a package to the front door, not allowing their dogs to roam freely, and talking to the letter carrier in a friendly manner when they come to the door. Dogs can easily sense by the tone of their owner’s voice whether or not a threat is present.
This may be especially important, because quite often letter carriers unfamiliar with a route may be new or filling in for someone when they’re on vacation.
Dog ownership is on the rise! Do whatever you can to prevent an injury.
PREVENTING FINANCIAL HARDHIP or EVEN DISASTER!
While most dog bites may not result in serious injury or extended time off from work, there’s always the possibility of a more serious accident such as a slip or fall while trying to avoid a dangerous dog attack. This is especially true if you break a bone, hit your head on a hard surface and incur a concussion, or suffer a severe back strain. There’s also more risk for letter carriers who work in colder climates, where snow and ice are common causes of injuries from slipping or falling.
Severe injuries among all postal workers are reported to be higher than any other industry according to OSHA. Dog bites, slips and falls, and repetitive strain injuries are the three most common injuries to postal employees. These injuries can result in extended time off from work, and may lead to loss of income.
Disability income insurance for postal employees can protect you from loss of income on or off the job, and cover both injuries and illness. For more FAQS regarding maternity leave, coverage, Workers Comp and more Click Here.
If you think about how easily an injury can occur on the job, just imagine how many different types of injuries could occur off the job! Car accidents, slips and falls at home, power tool injuries, or playing sports. These are just a few of many things that could result in a long term injury.
Do you ever go on vacation? Imagine the accidents that occur to people who snow or water ski, play volleyball, ride bikes, rock climb, and the list goes on and on.
Postal Disability is a company that has specialized in Disability income insurance for postal workers for more than 20 years. We can protect you and your family from a devastating loss of income or a possible financial disaster! If you’re concerned about the possibility of an injury or illness on or off the job, now is the time to act.
Call Postal Disability now, and one of our friendly experts will answer any questions you may have.
DISABILITY INCOME INSURANCE FOR POSTAL EMPLOYEES
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