Some workplaces are more common for injuries than others, so it is not surprising that we often hear clients ask the question, ‘Can I claim for an accident as a member of kitchen staff?’ Kitchens are one of those places where everyone has to be on their guard and familiar with everything going on in order to be as safe as possible. However, what happens when a new staff member starts? Are they immediately trained to use all the equipment? Does somebody explain all the procedures to him or her? There should be an induction process that includes a health and safety briefing.
They should also be made aware of what PPE they require and it should be issued to them on their first day. Any gaps in their health and safety knowledge may put every other member of staff in the kitchen at risk, as well as anyone who is just visiting. If you have suffered an accident in a kitchen, it is best to make Accident Advice Helpline your first point of contact.
Was the accident my fault?
The responsibility for health and safety rests with the management of the kitchen and if you have had an accident or injury as a member of kitchen staff, it could be that your incident took place because of a lapse in health and safety procedures. You cannot be responsible for the actions of others, but you can be hurt as a result of them.
What should I do?
Getting the right legal help is necessary in a situation like this. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that has specialised in personal injury cases since 2000. We believe that there is nothing more important than your own personal health and that you should not have to suffer because of poor health and safety. This is why we encourage those who have a good case to pursue a personal injury claim. Financial compensation for loss of earnings is just one reason to go ahead with a claim – the other is to get the justice that you need.
When you call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, please have all the details of what happened ready. One of our advisers will talk to you about the claims process and ensure that you have all the information that you need about what is going to happen. Then our personal injury solicitors who work on a no win, no fee* basis will fight for your justice.
If you choose not to act then other people could be hurt in a similar way. A personal injury claim will help to ensure that things in the kitchen will change so that nobody else will have to suffer the way that you have. We do understand that making the decision to take legal action is not the easiest one to make, but it could be the best decision you make if it can help you to get your life back to normal again.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown