Working in a kitchen can be one of the most hazardous occupations. In addition to hot cookers, grills, pans and other appliances, kitchen staff work with and around very sharp knives, potentially harmful cleaning chemicals and other hazards. Slips and trips are also a common danger in kitchens because of the need for regular floor cleaning and the potential for spills. Add a fast-paced, often stressful environment and occasional heavy lifting into the mix, and it’s easy to see why kitchens can be such a risky workplace if appropriate precautions are not taken.
Who is responsible for your safety?
Employees have a responsibility for ensuring their own safety and that of their colleagues, but so too do employers. All employers have a legal obligation to protect their kitchen workers from hazards by carrying out regular risk assessments, providing proper training, and having a responsible health and safety policy. If it can be proved that they have failed in any aspect and this has caused your kitchen accident then you are entitled to claim for compensation.
Claiming for a kitchen accident
If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a kitchen workplace accident which wasn’t your fault (such as broken bones or fractures due to a slip or trip, burns or cuts) you can claim compensation for the accident and its results. As well as receiving compensation for the physical and mental trauma suffered during and after the accident, you can claim for loss of earnings if you have had to take time off work. You may also claim for medical costs and other expenses incurred due to the accident.
The key to achieving the maximum compensation payout you deserve is in proving a) the extent of your injury and the impact that it has had on your life, and b) that the accident was a result of the negligence of your employer or another employee. That’s why the best way to proceed with a kitchen accident claim is to acquire the services of experienced personal injury lawyers like those at InjuryLawyers4U.
How we can help
Our teams have extensive experience dealing with kitchen accident claims, and can help you get the financial compensation you deserve. From the moment you contact us we’ll be realistic and honest about your chances of winning your case and the approximate amount you might receive. We’ll then work proactively to maximise your compensation payout and see that justice is done.
‘No win, no fee’
Because we believe that if you’ve suffered a personal injury, making a compensation should be as easy as possible for you. We work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so in general in the event that your claim is unsuccessful, you’ll have nothing to pay.