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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. 




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.


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Dog ownership is on the rise!  Do whatever you can to prevent an injury.   



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.




QUESTIONS?  CALL  800-910-6661 

Disability Income Insurance for Postal Employees WILLProtect You and Your Family From a Possible Financial Disaster!


Disability Income Insurance for Postal Employees may be a very important purchase you need to make in order to protect you and your family from the real possibility of financial disaster.   Postal workers are prone to several types of injuries which can be caused by repetitive strain injuries, dog bites, falling, slipping, motor vehicle accidents, violence and more.  Many of these injuries could result in significant time missed from your job resulting in some loss of income.


One of the more common injuries among postal workers is caused by repetitive strain injuries. Essentially, a repetitive strain injury is when the body becomes damaged due to the same type of movements that someone performs on a consistent basis. Your muscles can become weak and less active, you may experience pain, and you may not be able to perform the duties necessary for your job. Repetitive strain injuries can occur for several reasons including lifting heavy packages, constantly sitting, bending over or even something as simple as using a computer mouse! 

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In addition to injuries, there’s always the chance you may suffer from an extended illness.  This may be especially likely to happen with the onset of the Covid Virus.  While most insurance companies do not cover disability income insurance for postal employees, our company, Postal Disability,  protects you from injury and illness on or off the job.


It’s also important to be aware of warning signs as these injuries can occur in numerous parts of the body, some of which include your hand, wrist, fingers, feet, lower back, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, forearm, and elbow. What may start out as a simple annoying pain could in fact turn into a lengthy period of time off from work. 


An injury or illness will likely result in a reduced income, causing the possibility of the stress associated with having no money to pay your bills, the constant phone calls of creditors, and even financial disaster. 


Postal employees are in one of the highest occupations that result in severe injuries. If you’re a postal employee looking to protect yourself and your family against the occurrence of an extended injury or illness we can help.  Call us at 800-910-6661.  One of our friendly staff will answer any and all questions you may have.