Complaints of Burn Injuries from McDonald's Workers
28 health and safety complaints have been filed against McDonald’s this year, claiming severe burn injuries to workers in 19 cities. The lawsuits have been filed through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and were announced in a press conference last Monday morning.
The driving force behind these injury claims is a non-profit group called Fight for $15, which is funded by the Service Employees International Union. McDonald’s is said to be reviewing the claims in a serious manner, but they do note that the claims originate from this group, and they believe them to be an effort for publicity in their cause.
The injured workers have claimed that the causes for most of the injuries were the result of a lack of safety equipment, and demands for unreasonable speed and performance. Some of the injured parties have also claimed that McDonald’s does not have adequate first aid materials, and some workers were told to treat their injuries with condiments like mustard and mayonnaise rather than with burn creams and proper ointments.
If you have suffered a burn injury on the job, whether in the fast food industry, or any other work environment, the work accident attorneys at Wagner Reese are here to assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free Indiana workers’ compensation consultation.