There are many tough jobs you could do in a professional kitchen. While studying to be a chef can be a challenge in itself, other jobs can be just as demanding in their own way. For example, you may work as a dish washer in a kitchen. This is just the sort of job it sounds like – it means you will wash dishes all day and make sure they are clean and dry and ready to be used again as quickly as possible. As such you might be surprised at how intense and demanding the work can be.
All kinds of items will require cleaning by hand when you work in this role. Everything from glassware to utensils and through to baking dishes may be required to be cleaned after use. It is your job to do this as quickly and efficiently as you can.
How dangerous is this as a job?
Being a dish washer isn’t generally dangerous. However there are times when people have been hurt while doing the job. For instance, let’s say you have run a large sink-full of water to wash up with. If someone else throws some glasses in there so they clash together and break, you may not be aware of it. If you put your hands in the water and cut yourself on the glass, this would not be your fault. Instead it would constitute negligence on the part of the person who threw the glasses in there without proper care, and without telling you they had done so.
As you can imagine, injuries like this could prevent you from doing your job for a period of time. Whether this is the case or not, you still have the right to see whether dish washer injury compensation could be paid to you for whatever injuries you have suffered in the course of your work.
Getting professional advice
Regardless of the kind or severity of injury you have suffered, you need to make sure you can get access to no-obligation advice at a time like this. It could be easier than you think to do so as well, because Accident Advice Helpline is always on hand to see whether we can assist you.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 now and you might discover you are closer to claiming dish washer injury compensation than you previously thought.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead