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Gingersnap
02-23-2009, 11:35 AM
McDonald's shooting victim wants workers compensation

Reported by: David Goins
Email: dgoins@fox16.com
Last Update: 9:26 am

UPDATE: Police release name of supsect in McDonald's shooting

FOX16 News obtained surveillance video of the attack at a McDonald’s on Rodney Parham that left an employee with multiple gunshot wounds. The August 2008 video shows a man wearing a white shirt hitting a woman. Seconds later, an employee runs in to break it up and the attacker is forced outside. Off camera, the employee was shot three times. He walks back inside and then collapses before medical attention arrives.

Six days after the attack, LRPD detectives arrested Perry Kennon, 27, charging him with shooting Nigel Haskett. After three surgeries, $300,000 in medical bills and six months recovery, Haskett filed a workers compensation claim for his injuries.

Claims specialist Misty Thompson with insurance company Ramsey, Krug, Farrell and Lensing responded, denying Haskett's claim.

"We've denied this claim in its entirety, it's our opinion that Mr. Haskett's injuries did not arise out of or within the course of his employment," a portion of the statement reads.

Philip Wilson is Haskett's attorney. He says the defense from McDonald's insurer is baffling.

"Seems like any employer would want a disturbance stopped and that's what this young man was simply trying to do," Wilson says.

Wilson says he is now seeking a hearing before the Workers Compensation Commission.


Read the entire thing. :mad:

Fox (http://www.fox16.com/news/local/story/McDonalds-shooting-victim-wants-workers/k_fXwac27EGO8yvkhUPQog.cspx)

Space Gravy
02-23-2009, 11:52 AM
He'll get paid. Nobody wants this kind of PR.

biccat
02-23-2009, 04:32 PM
Seems pretty easy, keeping the peace inside the store is at least somewhat related to his job duties, and he should be allowed Workers Compensation benefits.

As contrasted with this case (http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/north_bay&id=6515974), where I think the company was right in denying the death benefit claim. And the employer probably saved a lot of face by paying the woman anyway. Well, not really, since the original case was widely publicized and the subsequent action by Dollar General barely made a sound in the press.

submarinepainter
02-23-2009, 07:38 PM
the guy needs to get his , they would give to anyone who cheated and got hurt or faked an injury

Moon
02-23-2009, 07:44 PM
Seems pretty easy, keeping the peace inside the store is at least somewhat related to his job duties, and he should be allowed Workers Compensation benefits.

As contrasted with this case (http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/north_bay&id=6515974), where I think the company was right in denying the death benefit claim. And the employer probably saved a lot of face by paying the woman anyway. Well, not really, since the original case was widely publicized and the subsequent action by Dollar General barely made a sound in the press.

Not really. It sucks for the guy, but he wasn't injured as a result of the job he was hired to do, or the working conditions at his place of employment.

enslaved1
02-24-2009, 01:44 PM
More legal reason not to bother doing good for your fellow man. Just what we need. We already have to worry about the person needing help playing possum to rob or kill you, getting sued for beating up or shooting a well deserving criminal, now if it's at work, you may lose your income. Just remember folks, that which hits the fan is not evenly distributed.

Gingersnap
02-24-2009, 05:34 PM
More legal reason not to bother doing good for your fellow man. Just what we need. We already have to worry about the person needing help playing possum to rob or kill you, getting sued for beating up or shooting a well deserving criminal, now if it's at work, you may lose your income. Just remember folks, that which hits the fan is not evenly distributed.

Even Christ said, Luke 22:36 (King James Version)

36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

enslaved1
02-24-2009, 06:31 PM
Even Christ said, Luke 22:36 (King James Version)

36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.

I was thinking more along the lines of this one
44"They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?'

45"He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' Matt. 25:44-45, NIV.

We are supposed to help those in need, defend the defenseless, ect, but between lawsuit happy lawyers and cradle to grave socialists not wanting to do anything their darn selves, being able to gets hard and harder all the time. Even the worldly results like this story, where this poor guy is being punished for coming to the assistance of a customer show that. According to the lawyers and the libs, he should have called 911 and let the professionals handle the situation. Of course, by the time they got there the needed professional would likely be an undertaker, but so what?

Yes, this hits so many of my buttons it ain't even funny. I get to complain about the lawyers, the lazy and the liberals, all in one fell swoop. :D

marinejcksn
02-24-2009, 06:35 PM
McD's should make this right; and the guy deserves a friggin' medal.

Side note: Had this employee been armed and stopped the guy, would they fire him like they fired the guy who worked at Pizza Hut and used his gun? I'm interested to know McDonald's policy on personal protection; I know when I worked as a delivery driver we had to sign a release saying we wouldn't carry any personal protection device of any kind, not even mace. :rolleyes:

AlmostThere
02-25-2009, 08:47 PM
Mrs. Liebeck got $640,000 from McD's because she burned herself with a cup of coffee but they won't pay for his medical care? I would sue McD's. They failed to provide a safe work environment and subsequently he was severely injured. Actually, anything to get the case in front of a jury. :mad:

noonwitch
02-26-2009, 08:49 AM
He wasn't just risking his life to protect the money-no business expects that from it's employees. Every store or restaurant I ever worked at told us that if someone comes in with a gun and asks for the money, we were to give him the money. He was protecting the customers-which is expected to a degree, and he exceeded that degree. At the very least, his medical bills and lost wages should be covered by workman's comp. Because McDonald's or it's insurance company dicked him around about that, they should have to pay him punitive damages.


McDonald's can make this right by explaining that it was their insurer who denied him, and that they will correct it with their own money. After that, they should give this guy a promotion.