When you work in a kitchen you have a right to work in safe surroundings. This would apply to any job of course, but it is perhaps easier to see where the potential dangers might lie in a kitchen.
Kitchen staff accident compensation can sometimes be paid out to those who have been injured because their boss was negligent in some way. The potential dangers are easy to see – slips, trips and falls on slippery floors that haven’t been cleaned, or where hazards lie in wait, such as unpacked boxes of stock.
If the staff don’t have any oven gloves to use they might also be in potential danger of being burned or scalded whenever they have to pick up a hot pot or take something out of the oven.
Other potential accident dangers
Kitchen staff accident compensation might also be paid out in other situations. For example the staff may get into a situation where they were given no personal protective equipment. Alternatively they may not have been taught manual handling training for lifting.
If they were expected to bring in deliveries on a regular basis, this would lay them open to sustaining a potential injury of some kind while lifting the items they needed.
As you can imagine, any type of injury that occurs while working in a kitchen could be quite serious. It could also have the potential to ruin that person’s career. If the injury is severe enough that individual may also have problems doing other things.
Even a deep cut with a knife can cause nerve damage which may mean that person cannot use that hand or those fingers in the way they used to.
What should you do if you have been hurt in this way?
If you’ve been hurt while working in a kitchen, you should be able to work out whether you have a chance to claim any compensation as a result. This can be easier to do if you call an experienced team that regularly deals in cases just like these.
Call our team at Accident Advice Helpline now to learn more. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and one of our team can quickly assess your situation to see whether you might be able to make a no win, no fee claim for compensation.
Get the answers you need today to see where you stand.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead