What Evidence Do I Need for My Case Against McDonald’s*

Workers frequently encounter accidents at McDonald’s. These often take place because there are not enough workers hired to do all the different jobs so workers are frequently rushing around emptying trash cans, taking orders and filling up coffee cups. Many of the potential accidents could be avoided.

If you are a McDonald’s worker and you have been injured in an accident you should be entitled to workers’ compensation. This should cover your medical treatment and two thirds of your weekly wage until you can return to work. Before you can file a claim you must provide strong evidence to back up your claim so that the insurer can approve your request and start the payments as soon as possible.

Accidents at McDonald’s

Workers are busy doing all the jobs that need to be done to keep McDonald’s safe for customers but they at times are exposed to accident situations such as:

  • tripping, slipping and falling on a substance dropped on the floor by a customer;
  • tripping over trash in the parking lot when going home;
  • burns from scalding liquid like hot drinks and hot oil used for frying;
  • faulty machinery or fixtures in the kitchen or serving area that could cause cuts or burns.

Evidence You Should Collect for a WC Claim

You won’t have any chance of winning a satisfactory workers’ compensation claim unless you have firm evidence to prove your injury took place while you were at work. This could include any of the following:

  • statements offered by eye witnesses’;
  • medical records from your doctor explaining your injuries;
  • bills paid and unpaid for medical treatment;
  • photographs taken by you or eye witnesses at the accident site;
  • evidence from a machine repairer that faulty equipment had caused the accident.
  • This evidence will be submitted to McDonald’s workers’ compensation insurer who will make the final decision which determines if you have a genuine WC claim. If your evidence can be disputed easily your WC claim could be denied and you may have to appeal.


    How a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help With your WC Claim

    Most McDonald’s workers who have had an accident will want their WC claim finalized as quickly as possible. This is far more likely to take place if you ask a WC lawyer who is familiar with the claims process to work on your behalf. The WC lawyer will ensure the evidence is adequate proof of how your injury took place so that the claim cannot be denied.

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    *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 McDonald’s, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.