Restaurant employees and customers are occasionally victims of more or less serious personal injuries. In some cases, such injuries may be caused by what would have seemed to be unlikely scenarios.
- The broken-rib chicken
A chef preparing whole chickens for roasting noticed that the ribs of one of the chickens was broken. While cleaning out the cavity of this particular bird, one of the broken ribs lodged under his wedding ring and severely cut his knuckle.
- Peak-time panic
A temporary restaurant help trying to assist in serving during a peak-time rush crashed into another waiter when coming around a corner with a tray full of drinks. The crash resulted in this worker being catapulted down a few steps and throwing the drinks behind him. While the employee was fortunately not seriously injured, the expensive suits of a group of businessmen were ruined as the drinks splashed all over them.
- Slip, trip and fire
On another occasion, a kitchen assistant slipped on some oil and, when trying to stop his fall, accidentally grabbed a pan filled with hot oil and emptied it all over a grill. His injuries were minor, but everything being prepared on the grill was ruined by a massive flare-up.
- Eggs and glass for breakfast
An unsuspecting customer at a diner cut his mouth on shards of glass as he tucked into his breakfast eggs. A kitchen help who had broken a glass failed to notice that some of the pieces had fallen into the scrambled-egg mixture close to him.
- Sliding plates
Another diner ended up with fried eggs sliding down the inside of the back of her dress after an inexperienced waiter accidentally tipped up his over-loaded tray.
- Slips, trips and falls
Slip and trip injuries in restaurants are generally more common than the above incidents. Often caused by wet or greasy floors, slip injuries can involve anything from bruises or cuts to broken arms, legs or hips; head or back injuries.
Patrons and employees injured by restaurant accidents may be entitled to personal injury compensation if their injury was the result of an accident caused by another person. Claims can be made within three years of the accident via Accident Advice Helpline. Offering free initial advice and no win no fee* assistance in claiming for compensation, this law firm has an impressive success rate in securing injury compensation for injured members of the public.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice