A Robeck’s Juice Store Customer’s tirade rocked Store Employees. He shouted anti immigrant statements as well a profanity. It is reported he tried to enter the employee’s work area and his tossed and struck an employee with a drink.
The Customer was angry because he believed that the employee who prepared the drink with nuts in it. His child, with nut allergies, had a reaction and required being taken to a hospital. Anaphylactic shock which can be deadly.
It was reported that he said, ‘Shut the f*** up! Stupid f****** idiot. You’re a f***** idiot. I want the f***** number. Shut up,.the furious customer…, demanding to know the number of the corporate office. ‘You’re a f***** immigrant loser,’ he then says to one of the employees, prompting the rest of the staff to yell at him to leave the store. ‘Get the f*** out of here, you f****** b***.’ Dailymail.com
Was There a Work Injury?
In this matter, while the facts are strongly suggestive of a work injury, there is more that is needed. While a Worker was struck by a drink, the question is whether they sustained either a physical or mental injury as a result. The same question is with the tirade as well.
Thus, for workers’ compensation purposes, medical professional reporting of either a physical or mental nature is required. Unlike a personal injury claim that could arise from the incident, workers’ compensation requires more evidence. The fact pattern lack medical documentation to indicate whether there is a claim.
If The Worker Was Wrong In Making the Drink Would That Matter?
With this fact pattern, if the Worker had improperly made the drink, it would not matter. The outburst as a result and the throwing of the drink would still be considered as events that could cause a legitimate work injury. Workers’ compensation is a “no fault” system. The interaction was between an Employee and a Customer.
What if I Need Advice?
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