A dairy queen employee was reportedly shot and injured during an armed robbery at the Union City location Wednesday, January 30, 2015.
According to Fox Atlanta News, two masked gunmen entered the Union City Dairy Queen on State Route 14 shortly after 8:30pm Wednesday evening. One assailant allegedly forced two employees into the freezer while the other assaulted and shot the store manager during a violent armed robbery.
The injured employee’s condition has not yet been released. Police are still searching for the two suspects.
Our Legal Take
Advocates for workers’ rights at The Murray Law Firm are following the shooting closely and believe, as the store manager was working at the time of the shooting, he will almost certainly be entitled to substantial workers’ compensation benefits per Georgia Law.
It is critical the injured employee retain an experienced workers’ compensation firm to assist in securing these benefits, however, as the workers’ compensation system is complex.
The Murray Law Firm has undertaken the representation of many victims of workplace violence cases, such as this one, and we have all too often seen the value of such claims compromised as a consequence of a failure to quickly secure the assistance of an attorney. Unfortunately, employers and insurance companies are often more concerned with limiting their financial exposure and returning employees to work quickly than protecting the long-term interests and medical needs of the victims. As such, having an experienced attorney to negotiate these claims can often mean the difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Murray Law Firm has extensive experience in protecting victims of workplace violence and we offer our legal expertise, if needed. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.