There are certain fields where a person may find they have several duties to perform during a shift. In the fast food industry, workers may be required to do more than serve or make food. There may even be duties that require them to be outside of the restaurant and vulnerable to being injured on the job. One fast food worker in California was injured on the job recently while outside of the establishment.
The worker was outside washing windows in the morning. A minivan came barreling toward the restaurant. The minivan hit the worker and dragged the employee into the store as it made its way inside.
The fast food worker and the driver of the minivan both needed medical attention after the incident. Even though the worker had minor injuries, medical care was necessary, and there was no word as to the condition of the driver. It is unclear what caused the driver to plow into the establishment.
Whenever someone is injured on the job and needs any kind of medical treatment, regardless of how minor, there will be a charge for that care. Under California workers’ compensation laws, the cost of treating an injured employee falls on the responsibility of the employer and not the injured employee. In this case or any other that an employee needs to miss work in order to receive medical care or for time to recover, that cost will also be incurred by the employer and will not financially impact the employee who was injured. Anyone in California who works in the fast food industry may want to be sure about their rights under workers’ compensation laws and also what protections may be in place to help them if they are injured on the job.
Source: kmvt.com, “Two Hurt When Van Slams Into McDonald’s”, , March 28, 2014