Uber Technologies Inc. is partnering with insurance company Chubb Ltd. to cover its South African drivers in case of death or injury as violent attacks plague the country’s cities.
The new deal will pay out a lump sum to the family in case of death, or to the driver if he or she is permanently disabled, the U.S. cab-hailing company said by email Wednesday. It also covers ambulance and hospital costs and will provide daily payment for thirty days while the driver recovers from an attack while working.
The company said it also includes employees for Uber Eats, the food distribution business.
Uber’s arrival in cities in South Africa since 2013 was often attacked by drivers of violent protesters and metered taxis. A series of Uber drivers were killed in incidents of incidents and taxi violence. In general, the country has very high jurisdiction, in particular more than 19,000 or 52 per year, until March 2017.
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