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No workers comp for employee shot protecting patron

McDonald’s has denied workers compensation benefits to a minimum wage employee who was shot when he ejected a customer who had been beating a woman inside the restaurant. A representative for McDonald’s has explained that they denied this claim because they did not believe that the injuries arose out of or within the course and scope of his employment.

The employee has since undergone three abdominal surgeries and has incurred over $300,000 in medical bills. The case is still pending before the Workers Compensation Commission.

To read more about the workers compensation dispute.