Waitresses work in all manner of different locations, depending on where they are required to be. You will find them in cafés, restaurants and other similar locations where food and drink are provided for the patrons.
Waitressing can be a tough job. You are on your feet all the time and you will walk a long way as you go back and forth to the kitchens with orders and food. However, it can be very rewarding, especially if you are tipped by the customers. It wouldn’t be rewarding if you ended up being injured as a result of a fall or other kind of accident though.
Does this mean you could claim waitress injury compensation?
There is a possibility you could make a claim for compensation if you are injured as a consequence of something going wrong that was not your fault. For example if you are given two very hot plates to take out to the customers and you were not warned they would be very hot, you could move to pick them up and receive burns to your fingers and hands. Similarly you might slip and fall if the floor in the restaurant or café was not kept in good clean condition.
As you can see, there are situations in which a waitress could be injured – sometimes quite seriously – even when they were not at fault. It is typically situations like these that bring waitresses and others in similar jobs to the attention of companies like Accident Advice Helpline.
Could you make a claim as well?
Waitress injury compensation is usually paid in situations where there is ample proof to support a claim of negligence against a third party. For example, your employer has a duty to make sure you are safe whenever you are at work. This might involve giving you training so you know what is required of you and how to do it. It might also involve making sure the premises are always safe, and performing risk assessments to ensure any possible hazards are spotted and dealt with long before they become a problem.
If you have already been injured while working as a waitress, you should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. This puts you through to our experienced team of friendly advisors. If they can pair you with one of our professional injury lawyers, they will.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead