There are thousands of restaurants in the UK, which employ a team of staff. Staff lists include chefs, kitchen porters, waiters and waitresses and front of house staff. If you work in a restaurant, you have every right to feel safe at work. Working in a hot kitchen or on a busy restaurant floor can be dangerous. There’s a risk of burns, colliding with other people, and slips and trips, as well as injuries like being cut by a broken plate or injured by sharp knives. If you’ve been injured at work, cut by a broken plate, for example, it’s wise to seek legal advice, as you may be able to claim compensation.
Can you claim from being cut by a broken plate?
When you go to work, you expect to come home a few hours later without any cuts, grazes or broken bones. Sadly, work accidents are relatively common. If you work in a restaurant, there are lots of different hazards to be wary of. All restaurant owners should comply with health and safety guidelines to prevent accidents at work. If they have failed to do this, and you sustain an injury whilst at work, they should assume liability for that injury. Whether you’ve been cut by a broken plate, you sustained burns as a result of being handed a very hot platter or you slipped on a wet floor which wasn’t marked with a warning sign, you could have a viable work injury claim.
If you have been involved in a restaurant accident, report the accident to your employer, and seek medical attention. It’s important to have your injuries assessed and treated as a priority. If you have a burn, run the affected body part under a cold tap for at least 10 minutes and see a doctor if the pain gets worse. If you have a cut, try and stem the bleeding by applying gentle pressure to the wound.
How to claim compensation
If you’d like to find out more about making a claim for a restaurant accident following an accident at work, call Accident Advice Helpline. Providing that the injury occurred in the last 3 years and you have evidence to show that your employer was liable, you should have a good chance of claiming work injury compensation. We have personal injury lawyers with experience in handling work accident claims, and we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: March 13, 2017
Author: Accident Advice