Chipotle Mexican Grill is a Newport Beach, California, based multinational fast food restaurant chain specializing in Mexican food, especially various types of tacos and burritos. The first restaurant was established in Denver, Colorado by Steve Ellis in 1993.
It soon expanded across the U.S. and for part of the time was under the financial impetus of McDonald’s, a boost that did wonders to its expansion program. It now has 2,000 restaurants scattered across the U.S. as well as Canada, Europe and Australia.
There have been a number of high profile food poisoning outbreaks at some of Chipotle’s restaurants, the latest in 2018. However, food poisoning isn’t the only one of the risks involved in working at a Chipotle Mexican grill. Fortunately, most workers are covered by workers’ compensation and can claim compensation if they become sick at work or are injured while on the job.
Who is Covered Under Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation rules vary somewhat from state to state, but basically every state apart from Texas, has rules that make it mandatory for employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, whether they are permanent or temporary or full or part time. There are some exceptions, such as some agricultural occupations, seamen, domestic workers and contractors but this doesn’t affect the right to claim of a Chipotle Mexican Grill employee as long as they adhere to the rules.
Who is Not Covered Under Chipotle Mexican Grill’s Workers’ Compensation?
Although all workers at Chipotle Mexican Grill should be covered as long as they are at work when an accident happens, or they develop a sickness caused by being at their job, there are a few situations in which an employee may not be covered. The most common is, in fact, the simplest to avoid. Many employees fail to advise their employer, or at least their immediate supervisor within the time limited stipulated by state rules.
If an employee of a restaurant fails to listen to safety concerns and behaves in a deliberately provocative manner, then they may lose the chance to obtain compensation. There are a few other reasons why workers’ comp. may be denied, such as:
- claiming for an injury or illness that did not occur at work;
- not using a preferred medical provider when this is mandatory;
- drunk or intoxicated while at work.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
You may be able to navigate your way through the workers’ compensation process by yourself, but sometimes it can seem just too much to handle. This is when a workers’ compensation lawyer can step in and help you with your claim.
There are a number of documents that need to be submitted to prove that you are entitled to a payment, and a lawyer can help identify these and ensure that the claim is a justified. Complete the Free Claim Evaluation today so you do not miss the time limits.
*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 Chipotle Mexican Grill, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.