Workers’ Compensation in the Fast Food Industry

If you have been injured while working at a fast food restaurant, there may be financial assistance available for you. Workers’ compensation is available for people who were injured on the job.

You can use workers’ compensation benefits to pay for your medical bills, recoup any lost wages, or even pay for rehabilitation or vocational training if you’re unable to return to work.

Potential Injuries that could occur

There are many dangers you could potentially encounter while working at a fast food restaurant. Some situations could include, but are not limited to:

  • Burning yourself on the grill or deep fryer
  • Cutting yourself while chopping food
  • Injuring your feet if a heavy item is dropped on you
  • Slipping and falling in grease or oil stains

Consult with a Workers' Compensation Attorney

The best part of workers’ compensation is that you can be at fault and still potentially be eligible for a claim. If you trip over a box that you likely should have noticed, you could still be eligible for a claim if you were injured on the job.

The important factors will be that you were on company property or traveling for work (such as delivering food), and you were on the job when you were injured.

If you want to file a workers’ compensation claim, it will be important to act as quickly as possible, as you’ll have a limited timeframe to successfully start your claim. Some states require you to file a claim within one year of your injury.

To ensure your rights are protected, it’s imperative that you speak with a workers’ compensation attorney as soon as you can.

Here are some of the most popular fast food chains in the US and how you might be eligible for filing a workers’ compensation claim against one:

Learn more about specific Fast Food Restaurants below: