Working in any kind of professional kitchen is incredibly demanding. There are lots of jobs to be done if the meals are to be served when required and using the ingredients needed for each dish.
Some people will wash up, others will be involved in the preparation of certain ingredients and still more will be cooking them to create the final dish. This all takes place in a hectic environment.
Hectic it may be, but there is no reason why it should not be perfectly safe to work in. There is every need to ensure there are no injured hotel kitchen staff on the premises at any time, injured through the occurrence of an accident that could have been avoided.
Working in a hotel kitchen
A hotel kitchen is a demanding place. Those who work in this environment will make sure everyone who orders a particular dish has the chance to be served professionally and in a reasonable length of time. This is why so many kitchens are very busy places to be.
Injured hotel kitchen staff could be hurt if the environment is not safe to work in. Health and safety laws are very strict and they relate to numerous different areas of concern. The fast-paced nature of this environment means it is even more important to ensure everyone is safe. A slippery floor could result in a serious accident if someone is carrying hot food, hot oil or a boiling kettle at the time, for example.
Are you in a position to claim compensation?
If you are injured while working in a hotel kitchen you might end up having to miss work until those injuries are healed. If you injure your hands you may even find you cannot go back to the job you did before. Burns and broken bones could be more serious if you lose some of the use of your hands in this way.
This is just an example of course – only you know how serious your injuries actually are. We can help find out whether you have the chance to make a compensation claim. Call the team working at Accident Advice Helpline now to learn more information.
Our number is 0800 689 0500. Alternatively you might decide to start by taking the 30-second online test we have created for you to find out some answers about your situation.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen