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When all work related fatalities in the U.S, regardless of industry or occupation .are grouped together, transportation incidents are  the #1 cause. 

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Many people do not realize how risky for-hire driving is. Limousine, taxi and rideshare drivers are actually put at great risk driving passengers, especially in large cities.
Worse, in many parts of the world and the U.S. for-hire drivers are treated as independent contractors and do not have the benefits of workers’ compensation coverage. That would pay for medical bills and lost wages when hurt on the job and death benefits for survivors in the event of a fatality.
Additionally, ride-share drivers use their personal car for transporting passengers and in the event of an accident they lose their mobility until the car is repaired and insurance is settled. Many times this takes weeks or months, all without income. Many of these drivers find themselves saddled with crushing medical bills, loss of transportation and unable to return to work or get other jobs.
The explosion of rideshare work and resultant accidents has created a growing subset of incapacitated workers on the edge of poverty and homelessness. Learn more about what needs to be done to protect these workers. Uber’s Nifty Workers Comp Insurance Carrier: GoFundMe
Below are links to many of these drivers that have reached out to charity websites like GoFundMe and GiveForward to ask for help in getting them back to work. In some cases, when the family breadwinner has been killed, the surviving members reach out for burial costs and medical bills. Click on the thumbnail image and read their stories, then donate for a good cause to help keep them off the poverty rolls.
If you know of a for-hire driver that has been injured or had his car damaged or totaled, get them to post on one of these social funding sites and send the link to Rideshare Justice Project and we will add it to the list.
Current Charity Pages For Taxi & TNC drivers Affected By Work Related Issues
Funeral Costs For Killed Taxi Driver
Funeral Costs For Killed Taxi Driver
Hit & run killed my 3 passengers, totaled my Uber car-need help with medical bills.
Hit & run killed my 3 passengers, totaled my Uber car-need help with medical bills.
Widowed Uber/Lyft driver killed, orphaned 2 kids.
Widowed Uber/Lyft driver killed, orphaned 2 kids.
Uber lease car shot up by gang members, need deductible and lost wages.
Uber lease car shot up by gang members, need deductible and lost wages.
Uber driver killed, need funeral and support for 3 survivors
Uber driver killed, need funeral and support for 3 survivors
Need help with Lyft $2500 deductible
Need help with Lyft $2500 deductible
Support for family of 9. Taxi driver shot & killed.
Support for family of 9. Taxi driver shot & killed.
Uber driver crashed, need medical expenses
Uber driver crashed, need medical expenses
Hit and run Lyft accident, need deductible
Hit and run Lyft accident, need deductible
Uninsured driver totaled my car.. 5 Months with no Uber or Lyft work
Uninsured driver totaled my car.. 5 Months with no Uber or Lyft work
Taxi broken, need living expenses
Taxi broken, need living expenses
Taxi driver, father of 3 needs help with medical bills
Taxi driver, father of 3 needs help with medical bills
Family of Lyft driver need burial costs and groceries.
Family of Lyft driver need burial costs and groceries.
Disabled single mom crashes, needs Uber deductible and groceries.
Disabled single mom crashes, needs Uber deductible and groceries.
Breadwinner with special needs child has Uber crash, need deductible, groceries.
Breadwinner with special needs child has Uber crash, need deductible, groceries.
Uber driver killed by a drunk driver. 
son wants help to bury him
Uber driver killed by a drunk driver. son wants help to bury him
Rear end accident totaled my Uber Exchange lease vehicle. Need help getting a new one.
Rear end accident totaled my Uber Exchange lease vehicle. Need help getting a new one.
Rear ended in my leased Lyft car, need $2500 deductible and more.
Rear ended in my leased Lyft car, need $2500 deductible and more.
Lyft car totaled by rear-ender, can't work while insurance is sorted out.
Lyft car totaled by rear-ender, can't work while insurance is sorted out.
Lyft accident keeps me from working. Need $2500 deductible and rent.
Lyft accident keeps me from working. Need $2500 deductible and rent.
Lyft driver robbed, assaulted at gunpoint. Stolen phone keeps her from working.
Lyft driver robbed, assaulted at gunpoint. Stolen phone keeps her from working.
Single mom Lyft driver needs $2500 and expenses for while car is repaired.
Single mom Lyft driver needs $2500 and expenses for while car is repaired.
Drunk driver put me in hospital and totaled my Uber car. Need help with bills
Drunk driver put me in hospital and totaled my Uber car. Need help with bills
Uber driver, single mom develops severe back pain, can't drive, needs help.
Uber driver, single mom develops severe back pain, can't drive, needs help.
Replace Wrecked Lyft Car
Replace Wrecked Lyft Car
Uber driver beaten by motorcycle gang
Uber driver beaten by motorcycle gang
Single mom Lyft driver needs $2500 and expenses for while car is repaired.
Single mom Lyft driver needs $2500 and expenses for while car is repaired.
Family breadwinner killed b y drunk driver. Need burial costs and groceries.
Family breadwinner killed b y drunk driver. Need burial costs and groceries.
Uber driver homeless, sleeps in her Prius till it is totaled in accident.
Uber driver homeless, sleeps in her Prius till it is totaled in accident.
Breadwinner taxi driver shot and killed. Need help for his family.
Breadwinner taxi driver shot and killed. Need help for his family.
Lyft driver, disabled and totaled car. Needs help.
Lyft driver, disabled and totaled car. Needs help.
Lyft driver hit by uninsured vehicle, need deductible and medical expenses.
Lyft driver hit by uninsured vehicle, need deductible and medical expenses.
Lyft driver, stage 3 ovarian cancer patient needs transmission repair to work.
Lyft driver, stage 3 ovarian cancer patient needs transmission repair to work.

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