Accidents at work in the catering industry are rife. The environment is buzzing, chefs are working with heat, sharp tools and industrial equipment. During service, staff numbers will be at a high, in a typically intense working environment. It goes without saying, that injuries and incidents are somewhat inevitable.
Broken glass in the kitchen
In the catering sector, glass bottles, containers, glasses, bowls, for example, are extremely common, and with the rush of set-up and service underway, it isn’t unusual for items to become broken and pose a health risk.
Accidents at work: Broken glass as a hazard
In most cases, broken glass will be removed from the work area so that safe operation of the kitchen can resume. Sadly, due to human error or misjudgement, this isn’t always the case and broken glass can be left on the floor or surface to cause injury. General speaking, broken glass is most likely to cause wounds and/or become stuck in the skin.
Who is to blame for your kitchen injury?
Kitchens are extremely tough environments to work in. When working under pressure, accidents at work do occur and you may feel you are to blame for the incident and your work-related injury.
Depending on the circumstance of the incident in question, if you have sustained an injury at work, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm you have suffered. Despite the high-paced nature of catering, your employer still has the legal obligation to guarantee your health and safety at work.
When an incident occurs due to unfair working hours and rest breaks, faulty equipment or unmaintained areas, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Law firms and how they can help
Legal cases can be tricky. When suffering from a work-related injury, the last thing you need is the stress and strains of a legal case. A law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline can take the weight off your shoulders when claiming personal injury compensation.
Their advice line is open 24/7, for your convenience, providing a team of experts who will assess you claim and advise if it is likely to be successful. Should this be the case, your work accident claim will then be managed on a no win no fee* basis, as their legal team fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: February 13, 2014
Author: David Brown