Catering staff have a busy job, whether you’re employed in outside catering as waiting staff or working in a commercial kitchen. There are so many hazards to look out for, but your employer has a duty of care to keep you safe at work, which means giving you the training you need to do your job safely and ensuring that your working environment is as safe as possible. Catering staff who have been injured at work could find they need to take weeks or months off to recover, suffering loss of earnings as well as pain from their injuries. If this sound like something that has happened to you, why not find out if you could make a 100% no win, no fee* claim for catering staff injury compensation?
What hazards are lurking in kitchens?
When you think about the potential hazards that can be found in most commercial kitchens, it’s easy to see how accidents can happen at work. Accident Advice Helpline has helped a number of people to claim catering staff injury compensation over the years, and we could help you too. Here are a few of the hazards which could lead to injury in the catering industry:
- Hot surfaces, such as ovens and cookers
- Boiling water or hot liquids
- Sharp knives and other equipment
- Trip or slip hazards such as food/drink spillages or poor storage
Common injuries include fractures or sprains after a slip or trip, back injuries (often caused by repetitive tasks or manual handling), burns and scalds or lacerations. In some cases, injuries can be life-changing, such as chopping off the tip of your finger or suffering a complex or compound fracture which doesn’t heal properly.
Unable to return to work?
If you’ve suffered a serious injury which has left you unable to return to work, either for some time or at all, you deserve to be compensated. Accident Advice Helpline realises that the aftermath of any accident can be a stressful time for you and your family, so we’ve simplified the claims process and our team of advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice. You could find out right now how much you could be entitled to claim after your catering accident by taking the 30-second test on our website, or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim – we are open 24/7.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton