Working as a school cook is a busy, fast-paced role that will require you to think on your feet – and of course you’ll need some kind of training as well as knowledge of food hygiene and safety. A commercial kitchen, such as the one found in a school, can be a dangerous place if health and safety procedures are not adhered to, and if you have been injured at work and believe somebody else is at fault for your accident – whether that’s your employer or a colleague – you could make a claim for school cook injury compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll never push you into making a claim, as our expert personal injury advisors offer no-obligation advice.
What dangers are lurking in a school kitchen?
Considering claiming school cook injury compensation? Chances are you’ve been injured in one of the following ways:
- Cuts and lacerations caused by faulty knives or damaged kitchen equipment
- Electric shock from a faulty kitchen appliance or piece of equipment such as a food mixer or blender
- Slip, trip or fall – slipping on a wet floor after somebody has spilt food or liquids, or tripping over appliance cables stretched across walkways
- Injured by objects falling from height – perhaps a shelf has collapsed and you have been hit by pans, casserole dishes or other objects
- Burns or scalds from hot pans, jugs of hot liquid etc.
- Loss of your fingertip or finger after a chopping accident with a knife or cleaver
- Foot injuries from dropping heavy pans or equipment on your foot
- Food poisoning from out-of-date food or food which has not been properly cooked
A dangerous workplace?
Whilst the kitchen can be quite a hazardous environment, putting health and safety procedures in place to protect staff can considerably reduce the risk of accidents. If your employer has failed to keep you safe at work, you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. For example if you’ve been electrocuted by faulty kitchen equipment or have been scalded after a colleague has tripped and spilt hot liquid on you, your employer could be at fault.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline by calling our freephone number on 0800 689 0500. Because our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, you don’t need to worry about affording expensive upfront legal fees – so anyone can make a claim with us.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton