Suffering a back injury can have a knock-on effect on other parts of your life. For example you may find you cannot do all the things you managed to do before. You might even find you have to stop doing things you took for granted. If you work in a job where you are on your feet for much of the day – such as working in a kitchen environment for example – you could even suffer in this way. You may not be able to spend a long time standing up any more, at least while your injury heals.
If you received your back injury while working in a kitchen you might have a chance to claim kitchen staff back injury compensation. The answer to this would be determined depending on whether you received your injury through the negligence of your employer. As you can imagine, it is very important to have all the facts in this situation.
How can you determine whether kitchen staff back injury compensation is likely to be paid to you?
You would need to provide proof that your employer was responsible for the injury taking place to begin with. For example if you were injured because you were continually being asked to lift heavy deliveries and boxes without any assistance or equipment, or without manual handling training, you might have a good case to argue. However if such things had been done and you were injured because you didn’t follow the knowledge you had, it could be a different story.
Safety in the kitchen is always very important. While back injuries may not be as common as some other injuries, such as burns or scalds for example, they can still potentially crop up at many different times. As you can see, it is important to know whether a kitchen staff back injury compensation claim could be made to you.
What should you do next?
If you are reading this while recovering from a back injury you suffered in your work kitchen, why not call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more? This is by far the best way to make sure you can get easy access to the no-obligation advice you really need.
Our number is free and you can call now on 0800 689 0500. Once you get through you can see whether you can make a no win, no fee claim.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead