Success Story – Former McDonalds Employee Awarded Compensation

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Case Example: 171252. Represented by Quinn & Scattini Lawyers’ Candice Heisler, expert compensation claims lawyer.

Mandep Sarkaria, a former employee of McDonalds Richlands, was required to be at work ten minutes before her shift started. Ms Sarkaria climbed up a ladder onto the roof of the restaurant to have a cigarette. After finishing her cigarette Ms Sarkaria fell while climbing down the ladder and broke her leg. Ms Sarkaria was unable to work and applied for workers compensation. After having her claim rejected by WorkCover Queensland and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission, Ms Sarkaria’s claim was approved upon appeal by the Industrial Court of Queensland.

The Industrial Court of Queensland found that Ms Sarkaria had actually started work due to McDonalds’ requirement she be there ten minutes prior to her shift starting and was therefore entitled to make a compensation claim. Candice confirms this is an important decision as it shows that employees are entitled to make a compensation claim for injuries acquired before or after work, in the event they are required to be at work at a specific time. Original article prepared by Kay Dibben, The Courier Mail, 17 January 2019.

UNABLE TO WORK? YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION THROUGH A TPD SUPERANNUATION CLAIM. Contact Quinn & Scattini Lawyers on 3222 8222, email or send us a message. For more information on TPD SUPERANNUATION CLAIMS visit

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