If you work in a restaurant you will know it can be a very intense and fast-paced environment. Many people enjoy the challenge of working in a restaurant, but they have a right to expect their employer to keep them safe during this time as well. Proper training does help, but the employer also has a duty of care to make sure their premises are safe for everyone to use, both employee and guest alike.
If some is negligent and that leads to an accident where you are injured, you could end up having a good case to argue for restaurant staff injury compensation. For example, while guests would expect the food to arrive on warm plates, the plates should not be so hot they burn you as you go to pick them up. If they are too hot to touch, you should be warned and given protective gloves or something similar to prevent burns.
Working safely and efficiently
Employers usually expect the best from their staff, and rightly so. However, if they have fallen down on providing a venue that is safe to work in, they might end up having one or more employees that try claiming for restaurant staff injury compensation.
An accident can potentially change the life of the person who suffers it. For instance if you work in a restaurant and you slip and fall over as you are carrying meals to a table, purely because the floor was slippery and hadn’t been cleaned, this could lead to injury. You could be hit by the plates, burned by hot food and experience injuries as a result of the fall as well.
Knowing whether or not you can claim
Of course, even when you are injured at work you don’t always know whether you have a good case to consider for claiming compensation. This is why proper legal advice is always a good idea to seek out.
By calling Accident Advice Helpline you have a great opportunity to make a no win, no fee* claim if you have been hurt while working in a restaurant. By calling us on 0800 689 0500 you have a golden opportunity to determine whether our experienced advisors and lawyers could support you in your claim. Find out whether your injury might lead to a monetary payout when you call our free enquiry line today.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead