McDonalds has denied workers compensation benefits to a minimum wage employee in Little Rock who was shot multiple times when he ejected a customer who had been beating a woman inside the restaurant. The employee has since undergone three abdominal surgeries and has incurred over $300,000 in medical bills.
Misty Thompson, a claims specialist with McDonald's insurer, Ramsey, Krug, Farrell and Lensing, said in a letter to the Commission that, we have denied this claim in its entirety as it is our opinion that the injuries did not arise out of or within the course and scope of his employment.
So if you ever again decide to go into a McDonalds to eat and some idiot starts beating the crap out of you, don’t expect the kid behind the counter to help you.
h/t Raw Story here.