Working in a busy kitchen is not for the faint-hearted. You have to be determined, on your feet for most of the day and able to multi-task. This applies regardless of the role you take on – from head chef to kitchen hand. Given the hectic nature of kitchens, it is impressive indeed that few accidents in kitchens ever take place in a professional setting like this.
Of course, while most people working in this setting will go home at the end of each shift feeling nothing more than tired, there are cases where some have been injured while doing their work. The nature of a professional and busy kitchen means there are potential hazards everywhere you look if appropriate measures are not always taken to keep these hazards to a minimum.
Knives, hot ovens and slippery floors
Proper training can go a long way towards minimising any injuries someone might suffer in these circumstances. Knowing what is expected of you and when and how to do it will keep you safe in many instances.
However, it is also necessary to recognise the importance of maintaining a neat and clean kitchen. Slippery floors caused through neglected spillages can be dangerous, especially when there are hot ovens and stoves around. A simple accident could potentially lead to some unpleasant injuries that might even cause problems long into the future.
What should you do if you have suffered injuries in a kitchen?
Proving negligence on the part of the owner of the professional kitchen is essential if you are to have a chance of making a no win, no fee* claim to receive compensation for the injuries you suffered. Since it can be difficult to work out the legalities of a situation like this in terms of who is at fault, it is important to have a professional team of personal injury advisors on your side.
This is easy to achieve when you call Accident Advice Helpline. Our experience of dealing with claims relating to accidents in kitchens will stand you in good stead too. Our number is free on 0800 689 0500 or you could choose to try the online test, which takes under a minute to complete. You only have to make that initial contact in order to find out more about making a potential claim, which could be a no win, no fee* claim.
Date Published: July 8, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident at work claim