Uber offers sickness, injury cover to UK drivers

The move is seen as a response to criticisms that Uber is neglecting its 40,000 drivers in the UK

Uber offers sickness, injury cover to UK drivers

Motor & Fleet

By Louie Bacani

Ride-hailing service provider Uber will start offering sickness and injury insurance to its drivers in the UK amid criticisms over its perceived lack of support to its motorists.
For £2 a week, Uber drivers who have completed 500 trips could purchase the insurance, which is supplied by the Association of Independent Professionals & the Self-Employed.

According to a report by the Financial Times, the insurance includes sickness cover of up to £2,000 if drivers cannot work for at least two weeks.

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Drivers are also covered for up to £300 a week for a year if an accident occurs during a trip or while the motorists are logged into the Uber app.
In case of disability or death while working for Uber, drivers or their families can also claim up to £50,000, Business Insider UK reported.
The Financial Times also reported that according, to Uber, the entire package was worth £8 a week for drivers. It was also making a “significant contribution” towards the cost of providing the coverage, the report said.

In the UK, Uber has 40,000 drivers across 25 towns and cities.

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