Uber renews injury protection for driver-partners in Nigeria
The Injury Protection cover has been tailored specifically for those on the road, building on the security available through the Uber app and ensuring a safer ride during every journey booked through the Uber app. This is an innovative and first of its kind solution for driver-partners and riders using technology apps across Nigeria.
General Manager for West Africa explains, Lola Kassim: “We believe this extended partnership with AXA Mansard Insurance will play a huge role in achieving our goal of reliable, affordable, and safe transportation options for all driver-partners and riders across Nigeria.
“This update forms part of Uber’s global commitment across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region and is a unique, first of its kind solution for driver-partners and riders using technology apps across Nigeria.”
In a statement by the firm, driver-partners are covered from the moment they accept a trip, while driving to pick up a rider, and until the trip ends, and riders will be covered from the moment a trips starts, until the trip ends.
In the unfortunate event of an accident resulting in an injury during a trip, driver-partners and riders will have access to the following benefits:
Medical cover: In the event of an accident on-trip, this cover reimburses driver-partners and riders for necessary medical treatment costs up to NGN 600,000. In addition, this cover reimburses ground ambulance service costs up to NGN 20,000.
Death and Funeral payment: In the unfortunate event that a driver-partner or rider dies as a result of an accident on-trip, their dependents or heirs will benefit from a lump sum payment of N2,000,000 and N100,000 to cover funeral expenses will be reimbursed.
Permanent Disability: In the unfortunate event that a user suffers a permanent disability as a result of an accident on-trip, they will benefit from a lump sum payment of up to N 2,000,000 (the amount depends on the severity of the disability).
New | Daily Payment Benefit (injury): If a driver-partner is hospitalised for more than 24 hours as a result of an accident that happened on-trip and are thereafter unable to drive because of those injuries, they will receive a daily payment of NGN 1,000 for up to 30 days whilst they are medically certified by a doctor as unfit to conduct their transportation business.
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