What Positions at Wendy’s are Most Likely to File a Workers’ Comp. Claim?*

Wendy's is an American international fast food restaurant chain founded by Dave Thomas on November 15, 1969, in Columbus, Ohio. Its headquarters are now in Dublin, Ohio.

Today Wendy’s is the third-largest hamburger fast-food chain in the world covering 6,711 locations stretching from New Zealand to Europe including Japan, Mexico, Hong Kong, Venezuela, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Its specialties are hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, French fries and soft serve ice cream.

Positions Likely to File a Claim for Workers’ Comp. at Wendy’s

There are several crew member positions available at Wendy’s which involve assisting customers by preparing food to order, taking orders and receiving payments at counters both in the restaurant and at the drive thrus. There are other jobs as well such as cleaning the restaurants and disposing of trash.

Anyone employed as a crew member could have an accident and be injured at any time including the following:

  • slipping and falling on drink and food dropped on the floor by a customer,
  • being burnt while frying food in hot fat;
  • being scalded by hot water;
  • cuts from chopping up food;
  • electric shocks from faulty electrical kitchen equipment.
  • The sorts of likely injuries could include a back injury, broken bones and even a traumatic brain injury if after slipping and falling you hit your head on the corner of a customer’s table. Serious burns, scalding, electric shocks and lacerations to the hands are other possible injuries.

    Whatever the type of injury you have received you should be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation to cover your costs for medical treatment and lost wages while you recover from your injury while working as a crew member at Wendy’s.

    What Positions at Wendy’s are Most Likely to File a Workers’ Comp. Claim?

    The Process for Filing a Claim as a Crew Member at Wendy’s

    As soon as you have been injured you should seek medical attention as quickly as possible. If you have the chance you should try to take photos of the accident scene and what caused the accident.

    You should file a report of the incident to your supervisor or HR at Wendy’s as soon as you can. The next step is to file a claim for workers’ compensation. You will need to provide evidence that your accident and injury took place while you were employed by Wendy’s. The sort of evidence that is useful is:

    • test results like x-rays and MRIs that show the nature of your injury;
    • photographs taken at the accident site including of your injury;
    • eye witnesses’ written reports from customers or co-workers.
    • any photographic evidence captured by Wendy’s security cameras;
    • a medical report compiled by your doctor with details of your injury, your treatment and expected recovery time;
    • a copy of your accident report sent to your Wendy’s HR,

    Work with a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

    You may think you are automatically eligible for workers’ compensation from Wendy’s WC but most insurers try to find fault with your claim. It is a good idea to seek help from a workers’ compensation lawyer who will support your claim that your injury happened while you were working as a crew member work at a Wendy’s store.

    *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 Wendy’s or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.