Workers CompensationDoes McDonald’s Promote Unsafe Work Conditions?

March 27, 2015by Aaron Allison

Do you work for McDonald’s? Recently, the fast food chain has come under fire, as workers in multiple cities have filed complaints about on-the-job injuries. Photo of document

According to CNN, as of March 16, 28 workers in 19 cities had filed complaints against McDonalds over on-the-job injuries, including severe burns and slip-and-fall injuries over a two-week period. One group that is involved in a separate wage campaign against McDonald’s, the “Fight for $15”, said that it has launched a petition with the Department of Labor to investigate working conditions at restaurants.

The group said that one worker in Chicago slipped on a wet floor and caught her arm on a grill recently, suffering severe burns and nerve damage. “The managers told me to put mustard on my arm, that’s it. But I ended up having to get rushed to the hospital,” the worker said, according to CNN.

CNN reported that the complaints recently in the news were filed with the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Sadly, according to the news outlet, burn injuries are common at fast food establishments, as a survey by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health recently found that four in five workers said they were burned on the job over the past year.

Having an Attorney Investigate a Workplace Injury

Remember, if you live in Texas and have been injured on the job, it may be important to speak to an attorney. You may be entitled to workers’ compensation and/or you may be able to peruse a lawsuit for damages.

Keep in mind, in Texas, employers have a choice to subscribe to the workers’ compensation system. Meaning your employer may or may not have insurance. If your employer does have a policy, you may be able to seek payments for lost income and medical treatment. If your employer is a non-subscriber, then you may be able to seek damages to pay for hospital bills, rehabilitation expenses and lost wages through a lawsuit.

If you are an injured fast food worker and you have concerns about paying for legal representation, you should not fear this, as our initial consultation is free. Additionally, in many cases, we do not charge attorney fees unless we secure compensation for victims.

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Aaron Allison, a second-generation personal injury lawyer from Austin, follows in the footsteps of his father, who founded their firm in 1978. Admitted to practice by the Texas Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Aaron brings extensive legal expertise to his clients.

Specializing in personal injury cases, Aaron offers a distinct advantage for Texas workers injured on the job. With Texas workers' compensation laws leading many attorneys to avoid these cases, Aaron is one of only 40 lawyers among 95,000 in Texas who represent injured workers in straight workers' compensation cases. His firm continues to provide dedicated support for those suffering catastrophic work injuries, maintaining a proud tradition of advocacy spanning decades.