If you have ever worked in a kitchen you will know it can be a non-stop and very busy place to be. You will be expected to work on your own initiative and to get the various tasks done in a short amount of time but to a high standard as well.
As a member of staff in a kitchen you have a right to be safe while you work though. Your employer must provide a safe place of work that does not break any health and safety laws. To this end they should be sure the kitchen is clean and poses no health risks of any kind. If you have experienced a fall while working in a kitchen you could end up being in a position to claim kitchen staff fall compensation.
How could this happen?
This might be the case if you work in the kitchen of a care home, or even in the kitchen of a top restaurant. All professional kitchens must be safe for the kitchen staff to work in. For example there should be little chance of anyone experiencing a fall of any kind. This may happen in a number of situations.
For example, the floor may get wet or dirty from spillages as food is being prepared. It could very easily get greasy or slippery and that could in turn make it very dangerous to walk on. Since kitchen staff will likely be working at speed, this could potentially be even more dangerous. In addition, any stock or items should not be left on the floor as they could provide a hazard that might lead to someone falling over them.
What can you do if you’ve fallen already?
A fall can incur nothing but bruises and soft tissue damage. However you might just as likely break a bone and that could keep you off work for a period of time. As you can see, you may have a right to make a claim for kitchen staff fall compensation if you know someone else was in the end responsible for your fall.
To find out if this was the case, call Accident Advice Helpline now. Our number is available on 0800 689 0500 so make that call and find out whether you do actually have enough evidence to claim some compensation for what happened when working in a kitchen.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead