A kitchen, especially a commercial one can potentially be full of work accident risks. These can vary in severity and each one could cause an accident at work claim if the individual who is injured is not liable.
What type of work injuries can be caused in a kitchen?
One of the most common accidents at work is burns. This is due to the fact that you are surrounded by heat; hot hobs, hot water and hot oven trays and ovens. These can cause a nasty work injury if the burn is severe. Other types of accidents at work could also be slip, trip or fall injuries from spillages or items left on the floor.
How to prevent an accident at work injury
The main way of avoiding an accident at work injury is to be aware of not only what you are doing but what others are doing around you. If you know what is going on around you then you can avoid work injuries by pre-empting someone spilling something near you or a waiter who was about to walk into you.
As well as this, being tidy and organised in the kitchen will help prevent accidents at work. If your area is tidy you are less likely to become stressed as you will know where everything is and in a less stressful environment less work accidents happen. An organised kitchen will also mean you are less likely to spill or knock anything over as items are less likely to be stacked awkwardly or placed right near the edge of a worktop.
These are only a few work injuries that can be sustained in a kitchen. There are many more as kitchens can be dangerous places if you do not follow health and safety and take care.
Accident Advice Helpline
Unfortunately, accidents at work can and do still happen whether it is a kitchen or an office. If you have sustained a work injury within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as work injury compensation.
With extensive experience our team of skilled lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible for you. To find out more speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on our Freephone number, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice