What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against Burger King*?

Working in a fast food outlet like Burger King has its risks. Every day, fast food restaurant workers fall over on wet or greasy floors, cut themselves or suffer from burns or scalds in the kitchen.

Workplace injuries can become financially harmful so it is reassuring that Burger King, like all large corporations, has workers’ compensation insurance in place for its employees in the event of a workplace related injury or illness. Workers’ compensation helps to pay for any medical treatment and replace some, if not all, earnings that are lost when an employee cannot go to work.

Obtaining a payment is not always automatic or guaranteed. Insurers need to be convinced that an injury that is being claimed for was caused by a genuine workplace accident and that the amounts claimed for are realistic and verifiable. It is best to obtain as much evidence as you can to submit with your claim. A workers’ compensation lawyer can help you prepare your claim or assist with an appeal if your claim is denied.

Accidents at Burger King

Burger King is a chain of fast food restaurants now spread internationally and across almost every suburb in the U.S. It specializes in burgers and other hot, fast food, which is prepared in the kitchens and served over the center. Employees are most at risk in the kitchen, especially when the restaurant becomes busy and the atmosphere in the kitchen gets a bit frantic.

Kitchen workers are routinely exposed to hot grills and cooking equipment and utensils. Scalding can occur when drinks are prepared or when cleaning equipment.

Past the counter, employees are expected to clear tables, trash bins and clean floors and rest rooms. Slip, trip and fall injuries are the most common type of injuries. A nasty fall can crack skulls, break bones, twist joints and cause cuts and bruises.

What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against Burger King*?

Evidence You Should Collect

The first step in a workers’ compensation claim occurs as soon as possible after an accident has happened. If you have been injured and need to seek medical treatment and take time off work, you are expected to inform the restaurant manager and make sure that the details of the injury are recorded officially. This is evidence that you have been injured while in the restaurant and confirms the date you started taking time off.

Sometimes, insurers need more evidence that the injury did actually happen while you were at work. You can ask your fellow workers to provide statements. The manager in a Burger King should have seen the accident in any case, but you do need o make sure that a statement is made in writing or an audio recording so that it can be submitted to the insurer. Other evidence could include video footage from a security camera and / or photos you could take yourself, especially any signs of injury.

How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help

It is wise to talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer about your accident for advice, especially if your injuries are serious and you expect to make a significant claim for compensation. Complete the Free Claim Evaluation on this page today and have the details of your claim reviewed by an attorney that takes workers’ compensation cases in your area.

*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 Burger King, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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