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(11 Alive News)

(11 Alive News)

Security Failure? Our Legal Take: East Point McDonald’s Employee Shot, Injured in Robbery

Local News

An East Point McDonald’s employee was reportedly shot and injured during an armed robbery Tuesday night, March 22, 2016.

According to 11 Alive News, the armed robbery occurred around 8:00pm “at the McDonald’s in the 7400 block of Old National Highway” in East Point. At least one of the assailants apparently opened fire during the robbery, striking and injuring an employee, before fleeing the scene on foot.

Police have not yet identified the suspects.

Our Legal Take

The Murray Law Firm questions whether this horrific incident may have been prevented and the level of security provided to employees and patrons of this restaurant and its parking lot, particularly given reports of prior violence in the area. East Point was ranked as the “Nation’s Most Dangerous Suburb” in 2014, per media reports. Further, OSHA warns, “[m]any workplaces, like restaurants, can be a target for workplace violence because of the presence of cash, the late work hours and contact with the public.”

By law, a worker injured in the course and scope of employment is entitled to numerous benefits under the workers’ compensation system of Georgia.  Additionally, business owners are required to protect all individuals legally on the premises from any foreseeable harm. Should the facts of this matter reveal that an entity other than the victim’s employer failed to provide adequate security, the victim of this horrific crime may be able to pursue both a workers’ compensation claim and a negligent security case.

Based upon its long, extensive, and successful experience in handling workers’ compensation claims and negligent security cases in the State of Georgia, The Murray Law Firm suggests that photographs and a thorough, unbiased inspection of the property will need to be performed immediately, before any evidence may be repaired, damaged or destroyed.

We Fight for Victims of Workplace Accidents and Property Violence in Georgia …Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe workplaces in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for one of our Clients in Fulton County State Court.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 404.842.1600. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Choosing the Right Attorney

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.
SAC EM Update

Contingency Fees Disclaimer: “Contingent attorneys’ fees refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

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(OSHA)

A restaurant drive-thru allows workers direct interaction with their customers, while handling food service and monetary transactions.  This environment may expose workers to a variety of hazards, including: Noise, Strains and Sprains, Workplace Violence, Prolonged Standing, and Car Exhaust.

Fast Food Workplace Violence

OSHA warns, “Many workplaces, like restaurants, can be a target for workplace violence because of the presence of cash, the late work hours and contact with the public. Young workers may also be exposed to workplace violence in restaurant drive-thru windows. In addition, sometimes the drive-thru is located in a structure removed from the main restaurant, isolating the [employee] from the support of fellow workers.”

OSHA urges employers and employees to prevent injury and workplace violence by adhering to the following guidelines:

Employee Safety

  • Follow workplace safety rules.
  • Use drop-boxes, if available, to deliver food to customers, especially late at night.
  • Keep the back door locked unless receiving deliveries.

Employer Responsibility and Best Practices

  • Follow child labor laws that restrict workers younger than 16-years-old from working after 7pm, except from June 1st through Labor Day, when evening hours are extended to 9pm. Do not leave young workers alone at night to lockup. (State child labor laws may be more stringent).
  • Install bulletproof glass and limited access barriers for drive-thru windows.
  • Increase workplace security by installing video surveillance, alarm systems, and door detectors.
  • Increase lighting in dimly lit areas such as parking lots and around trash dumpsters.
  • Locate drive-thru windows within the same building as the restaurant, rather than in the parking lot by itself.

Know Your Rights

We Fight for Victims of Workplace Accidents and Property Violence in Georgia …Contact us Now for a Free Consultation.

Headline Frame Fox News DeskThe Murray Law Firm has recovered millions of dollars for victims of unsafe workplaces in Georgia, and recently obtained a $29.25 million dollar verdict for one of our Clients in Fulton County State Court.

We represent our Clients on a contingency agreement, which generally means that no fees or payments are owed until and unless we recover. Anyone seeking further information or legal representation is encouraged to contact us via e-mail (click here) or by telephone at 888.842.1616. Consultations are free and confidential.

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Choosing the Right Attorney

Selecting the right attorney for you or your family is highly important. You must feel confident that the attorney you hire has a complete understanding of the law applicable to your particular case, and has successful experience in handling such cases.

Important: Do not hire a lawyer who has violated the Rules of Professional Conduct!!!

You should not hire an attorney who calls you or visits you unsolicited, or anyone that contacts you directly to offer legal services. This activity is strictly prohibited by Rule 7.3 of the American Bar Association (ABA) Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which states as follows:

ABA Center for Professional ResponsibilityA LAWYER “SHALL NOT” CONTACT A PROSPECTIVE CLIENT THROUGH A “LIVE TELEPHONE” OR AN “IN-PERSON” VISIT.

– RULE 7.3, ABA MODEL RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

If an attorney, or someone acting on behalf of an attorney, contacts you in this manner, that attorney is in violation of this Rule. This unethical and unprofessional activity on the part of the lawyer is good sign that you should stay away. It is imperative that you are represented by an attorney who is capable of advocating for you within the confines of the law, and an attorney who fails to abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct is probably not the best fit. In fact, any such attorney should be immediately reported to the local State Bar Association. If you have been contacted in such an unsolicited manner, contact us and we’ll assist you in filing a report.
SAC EM Update

Contingency Fees Disclaimer: “Contingent attorneys’ fees refers only to those fees charged by attorneys for their legal services. Such fees are not permitted in all types of cases. Court costs and other additional expenses of legal action usually must be paid by the client.

Hispanic NurseCDC: Protéjase en el Trabajo

¡Regrese de su trabajo sano, salvo y con dignidad!

Su empleador es responsable de proporcionar un lugar de trabajo seguro y saludable. Hay muchas cosas que pueden afectar su seguridad y salud en el trabajo. Su empleador debe proporcionar capacitación sobre los riesgos en el trabajo y cómo se puede proteger de ellos. Es importante que entienda los riesgos que enfrenta en su trabajo. También es importante que sepa cómo protegerse de esos riesgos. Muchas veces hay cosas sencillas que usted puede hacer para prevenir riesgos en el trabajo o para protegerse de algún riesgo que no se puede prevenir. Otras veces su empleador debe corregir el problema. La información en este sitio web puede ayudarlos a usted, a su empleador y a otras personas en su comunidad para saber más sobre cómo hacer su lugar de trabajo más seguro.

Lea el informe completo en el CDC.

Usted Tien Derechos en el Trabajo

Usted tiene el derecho a:

  • Trabajar en un lugar seguro.
  • Recibir seguridad y capacitación en salud en cualquier idioma que usted entienda.
  • Hacer preguntas si usted no entiende las instrucciones o si algo parece inseguro.
  • Usar y ser entrenado en el equipo de seguridad necesario, como cascos, gafas protectoras y tapones para los oídos.
  • Ejercer sus derechos de seguridad laboral y sin represalias o discriminación.
  • Presentar una queja confidencial con OSHA si cree que existe un peligro grave o que su empleador no está siguiendo las normas de OSHA.

Luchamos por las víctimas de accidentes de trabajo en Georgia… Contáctenos ahora para una consulta gratuita.

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The Murray Law Firm ha recuperado millones de dólares para las víctimas de lugares de trabajo inseguros en Georgia, y recientemente obtuvo un veredicto de $ 29.25 millones de dólares para uno de nuestros clientes en la Corte Estatal del Condado de Fulton.

Representamos a nuestros clientes en un acuerdo de contingencia, lo que generalmente significa que no hay honorarios o pagos hasta y a menos que recuperemos. Se anima a cualquier persona en busca más información o representación legal en contactarse con nosotros vía e-mail (clic aquí) o por teléfono al 888.842.1600. Las consultas son gratuitas y confidenciales.

 

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