Have you been injured whilst working in a coffee shop? It may not seem like the most hazardous work environment, but you’ll be working with a range of equipment such as a panini press, toastie machine, coffee machine and hot drinks – all of which have the potential to cause injuries.
Chin up though – injured coffee shop staff could claim personal injury compensation from their employer if they have been injured at work. Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of baristas to claim compensation since we were established in 2000, so why not call our freephone helpline today, to see if you could be next in line for a settlement?
The dangers of coffee shops
When you think about it, there are plenty of things that could go wrong when working in a coffee shop – here are a few examples:
- Electrocuted, burned or scalded by the coffee machine, panini press, kettle, hot drinks or other equipment
- Food poisoning after eating food made on the premises for your lunch
- Burned or scalded when making or serving hot drinks
- Cuts/lacerations when chopping and preparing food
- Slip, trip or fall on a wet floor or uneven surface
So as you can see, a coffee shop can be a dangerous environment if you are not careful. It’s your employer’s responsibility to ensure that the machinery and equipment you are using is safe, as well as training all staff to use equipment safely. Your work environment should also be clean and tidy to prevent trip or slip hazards and injured coffee shop staff should remember that if you’re injured and your employer is to blame, claiming personal injury compensation is always an option. Our lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee** service so even if you’re struggling financially, you can afford to claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
Next steps to claiming
We want you to focus on recovering from your injuries, whether they’re minor or more severe, and once you feel better, you can consider making a claim for compensation. Just don’t wait too long as there is a three-year time limit in place for personal injury claims. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for advice and answers to your questions – there is no obligation to proceed, and if you decide to go ahead, we’ll do our best to get you the compensation you deserve. The claims process is usually fairly straightforward and it’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court; one less thing to worry about.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident in a shop