Working in a restaurant anywhere is a demanding job to do. You need to be very quick and efficient, taking orders, delivering drinks, taking orders to the right tables and making sure the clients are happy at all times. It’s not for everyone, but if you enjoy working in this role you will probably find it very rewarding too.
Very few people working in places like this end up being injured. However, there are potential situations that could arise that might result in injured restaurant staff nursing any number of injuries. For example you could slip in something that has been spilled and not cleaned up. You might fall and hurt your hip, leg, arm or some other part of your body. This is just one example of something that might go wrong at some point.
What else might happen?
Burns are also a possibility that might lead to injured restaurant staff. While plates should be warmed in order to keep the food hot, they are rarely too hot to touch. If this happens and no one is warned about the very hot plates, it is possible a staff member could touch a plate and receive a nasty burn from it.
Since restaurant staff should be quick and efficient, the surroundings should be safe to work in at all times. If this is not the case, perhaps because the flooring is in poor condition and constitutes a tripping hazard, there could be a greater likelihood of someone being hurt as a result.
Have you been hurt while working in a restaurant?
This is a very full-on kind of job. You may love it, but you wouldn’t expect to be injured while doing your job. Your boss must exercise their duty of care towards all their employers, and this means assessing the restaurant and dealing with any potential risks that might lead to accidents occurring if they are not dealt with.
While accidents like this don’t happen very often, they can potentially lead to serious injuries if they do occur. If you’ve been unlucky enough to be injured, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have the experience that could be of enormous help to you. Just call now on 0800 689 0500 and find out whether you have the chance to make a no win, no fee* claim.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead