Fifteen McDonald's delivery workers injured in traffic accidents at work have sought help from workers' rights groups to fight for compensation from the fast-food chain. The Confederation of Trade Unions and the Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims said the 15 cases had been reported to them since last month. One involved 32-year-old delivery worker Kwok Chi-lung, who died after his motorcycle crashed into a taxi in Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, in February. Association chief executive Chan Kam-hong said Kwok's family had not received a penny from McDonald's or Rixon Logistics, the firm to which McDonald's outsourced deliveries. 'The wife is devastated and is now taking care of her baby who is only a few months old.' He said he had gone to Tseung Kwan O Hospital on Sunday to see another delivery worker, aged 25, who suffered severe abdominal injuries when he crashed his motorcycle in Tseung Kwan O on Saturday. 'The young man was very emotional when I visited him,' he said. 'He still cannot talk much. We will help all these workers to fight for the compensation they deserve.' Juo So-in, a spokeswoman for the Catering and Hotel Industries Employees General Union, a CTU affiliate, said another delivery worker injured in a traffic accident three months ago could not walk properly and had received no compensation. 'The company just told the workers that since they were all self-employed, they would not receive any compensation,' she said. Last week the union said the 500 people who deliver McDonald's takeaway meals had been forced to sign contracts saying they were self-employed. Yet they worked fixed shifts, were paid a fixed hourly rate of HK$28 and did not provide their own motorcycles. The contracts made them liable for their own Mandatory Provident Fund contributions and gave them no paid leave, medical insurance, sick pay or compensation for work injuries. The self-employment relationship between the workers and Rixon Logistics was fake, the union said. McDonald's said it was 'deeply concerned' about Saturday's accident. 'We are following up with the outsourced logistics company on compensation for the injured delivering rider and will ensure he receives reasonable protection.' Rixon Logistics said it had held discussions with its insurer over compensation for the worker injured on Saturday and he would receive the compensation he deserved.