A young woman who was working at a burger restaurant now only has one eye due to an incident that recently occurred on the job. She apparently overheard a person in the restaurant that involved bullying an intellectually disabled individual. She told the person to stop, in defense of the disabled individual. The person then allegedly assaulted her.
Surveillance footage from the restaurant shows a person striking the woman, multiple times, in the face. It also shows her trying to defend herself by fighting back. Sadly, the woman needed emergency medical care following the assault, but doctors were unable to preserve her eye, which had endured the force of impact from the blows.
The police made an arrest one week later
After a week-long investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service arrested a man in connection with this incident. He is now facing numerous criminal charges, including aggravated assault resulting in severe bodily injuries. The woman stated that she is not sorry that she came to the defense person who was bullied.
If a California worker suffers injuries on the job that is an intentional act from someone outside the scope of employment, he or she may be able to seek financial recovery for damages by filing a third-party claim in civil court against the person deemed responsible for the incident. In cases of serious injury, compensation for damages is often used to offset medical expenses or to help make ends meet when a worker must take time off during recovery. To initiate a legal claim, it is helpful to first seek consultation with an experienced injury law attorney.