Hot ovens, spitting fat, sharp knives – there are numerous potential hazards present in any kitchen, so it is perhaps not surprising to learn that chef injury compensation is sometimes paid out in response to a valid compensation claim.
There are situations where injuries can be prevented. We all know accidents can sometimes occur and injuries can be readily avoided. This is not always the case though. In some instances chefs receive injuries because they were not trained to do a particular job they were asked or expected to do. In other cases they might be injured because their employer did not do everything they could to provide a proper and safe workplace.
Don’t some injuries ‘go with the turf’?
Yes, of course there will be times when a chef might be chopping something and accidentally catch their finger while they do so. However, this is truly accidental and won’t be due to a lack of training. The cases that might result in chef injury compensation being paid are those instances where a chef is hurt through no fault of their own. In these cases there could be evidence that negligence was to blame for the incident.
Even other injuries caused by a simple trip or fall could have a knock-on effect on the way someone continues with their job. A kitchen is very busy for the most part yet it must be clean and tidy at all times. If this is not the case there could be a significantly higher chance that someone could slip over on a spillage or a tile on the floor that is raised and therefore provides a trip hazard. It is occasions when things like this happen that a compensation claim might meet with success.
Does this describe the situation you have been in?
Any injury a chef suffers could potentially involve time off work and the inability to continue with their job for a while at least. Since chefs spend most of their day on their feet, you can imagine how problematic it could be if they broke an ankle because they slipped over or tripped over a hazard.
If this is familiar to you, ring the team at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 now. This will ensure you can speak with an advisor to see if we could help you make a compensation claim.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead