The labor union for Uber Eats delivery staff in Japan on Tuesday called for greater injury compensation, as growing demand for its service amid the coronavirus outbreak poses a higher risk of accidents.

The union representing staff for Uber Technologies Inc.'s food delivery service said it found about 40 percent of workers involved in 31 accidents between January and March were forced to take leave of over one month due to their injuries.

But compensation provided by the U.S. food delivery service operator fell short of covering their medical fees in many of such cases, the union said.