Domino’s is a busy food outlet which doesn’t always have the staff to handle the demands of its customers. This means food is sometimes left on the floor and spilt liquids waiting for an accident to happen.
If you have tripped and fallen while working at Domino’s and you have to take time off work to recover you should be entitled to workers’ comp. to cover the financial hardship you may have to face in a workplace accident. Sometimes, Domino’s insurer refuses a claim for workers’ comp. If this has happened to you it’s important to contact a workers’ compensation attorney to help you get your workers’ comp. entitlement.
Domino’s – Company Overview
Domino's Pizza was first established in 1960 and is now a key American pizza restaurant chain. Its corporation headquarters are situated in Ann Arbor, Michigan, at the Domino's Farms Office Park in Ann Arbor.
In February 2018, it was declared to be in terms of sales volumes the largest global pizza seller. In 2017 it employed 270,000 workers in its more than 14,000 restaurants and offices. The typical dangers working in a busy restaurant chain like Dominos are:
- Slips and falls on food and other debris left on the floor;
- Scalding and burns in the pizza preparation area.
Statute of Limitations for a WC Appeal at a Domino’s
Filing a claim for workers' comp benefits for an accident as a worker at Domino’s has a time limit, which comes under state-specific workers' comp laws. Normally, you will have at least 12 months to file a WC claim.
What is more important is informing your employer. This must take place 30 to 45 days after the injury has taken place. If this time frame is missed you may no longer be eligible for a WC claim. This is when you may need to file an appeal. Other reasons for being denied WC are as follows:
- Domino’s insurer doesn’t believe your accident happened at work;
- you were under the influence of alcohol or drugs when the accident took place;
- your injury was self inflicted;
- your injury wasn’t serious enough to take time off work.
Why You Should Let an Attorney Handle Your WC Appeal
Insurers don’t always get it right when denying a WC claim and you may know that and want to lodge an appeal. This is when you will certainly need help from a WC attorney.
They are experienced when dealing with Domino’s insurers and will make sure all the facts are correct before lodging the appeal. You should not delay asking a workers’ comp. attorney for help as s/he needs time to gather all the required information to win the appeal on your behalf.
Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Domino’s, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.