Working in a kitchen can be hot, stressful, overwhelming and demanding. It can also be enormously enjoyable, fascinating and rewarding. Which category would you fall into? Sometimes you don’t know the answer until you actually start working in a professional kitchen. The chances are though even if you love it, you would not expect kitchen work accidents ever to occur.
The good news is they don’t often happen anyway. This is normally due to the health and safety standards that are always in operation in businesses like this. Every business has a duty of care to ensure all its employees are safe whenever they do their work. This will involve a variety of elements and they could vary depending on the duties each person has.
How might kitchen work accidents occur?
Burns and scalds are among the more common incidents that could happen. Another example would be cuts from knives or other sharp implements that are used in the kitchen. Proper training in how to use these things is essential because it can reduce the odds of an accident happening.
Training is essential in reducing the chances of an incident of some kind. There is also the need to make sure the workplace is safe at all times though, since a lack of health and safety elements could result in something going wrong too.
How might someone be affected by an accident like this?
Clearly with sharp knives and other equipment that might pose a risk, there could be deep cuts to fingers and hands or even the loss of a digit involved in a more serious incident. Burns could be quite severe, especially if they involve hot oil. There are numerous other things that can happen too, such as slipping on a spillage that has been ignored rather than being cleaned up.
All in all you might be wondering whether an injury you have incurred could lead to a compensation claim. Providing it happened within the last three years this could be something worth thinking about. We might be able to help you find the answers too.
Call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out where you stand today. We might be able to put you through to an experienced lawyer who has previously won other no win, no fee compensation claims as well. One call is all it could take.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen