Working as a waiter can be tough – a small salary and reliance on generous tips from customers might mean you often end your shift without much cash in your pocket. Yet it’s also a rewarding job, meeting new people and having the opportunity to make a difference to their meal out. Restaurants, bars, pubs and hotels employing waiters have a duty to ensure their safety at work, adhering to health and safety regulations and making sure that the working environment is not a hazardous one.
Injured waiters may find they’re able to claim waiter injury compensation through Accident Advice Helpline. After all, if your employer has been negligent and you’ve been injured as a result, why shouldn’t you be compensated for your injuries? Speak to Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury advisors and you’ll be able to get advice on your accident and find out if you have a viable waiter injury compensation claim.
Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup
The most common accidents happen in busy kitchens and serving areas, where hot food and drinks are being prepared for service. Burns/scalds from spilt hot food or drink is a common injury that waiters sustain, whilst cuts and lacerations from broken crockery or glasses are also common. It might be that you’ve been injured after slipping on a spillage that wasn’t promptly cleaned up. You could sustain strains, sprains, broken bones or even a head injury after a nasty slip and fall, hitting your head on a table, the bar or even the ground. Perhaps you’ve been allowed to eat food prepared in the kitchen on your work break and have been struck down by food poisoning. Or maybe you have been knocked over by a rushing member of staff who wasn’t looking where they were going.
We can help you get the compensation you deserve
You deserve to be compensated if your employer or a colleague is to blame for your accident at work. It might be that you need to take weeks or even months off work until your broken leg heals or you undergo surgery for your torn ligament. Your job will be waiting when you get back to work, but what about the wages you’ve lost? Accident Advice Helpline will take this into account when we work out how much compensation you are entitled to. For an idea of what you could claim, take the 30-second test on our website now, or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500.