Few people will ever suffer from serious kitchen burns, and fewer still will suffer such burns while they are at work. Kitchens can be filled with potentially-hazardous items including boiling kettles and saucepans and hot oil as well, not to mention knives and other items.
This means there should be ample safety procedures in operation that ensure no injuries of this or any other kind can take place.
Serious kitchen burns can potentially occur to any part of the body. For example hands can be burned on ovens or other similar hot items, while boiling water or oil could be spilled on any part of the body.
This means there is the potential for accidents to happen that could result in life-changing scarring for those who go through them.
How can such incidents be prevented?
We are all aware that a lack of care and attention can lead us to suffer injuries that could have been entirely prevented. However there are also occasions when we might take every precaution we possibly can and yet we may still suffer injuries of some kind.
This is why health and safety rules are in operation across all manner of businesses. All business owners must follow these rules to ensure their staff members are always as safe as they can be, regardless of the business concerned.
In the case of kitchens this means ensuring employees have as little chance as possible to suffer from burns while they are doing their work. There should be risk assessments done on a regular basis and this will be a big step in the right direction to identifying potential hazards that might be present that could possibly cause burns to happen in the first place.
Finding out more details
If you have been burned you will know how dangerous such burns can be, not to mention painful. The mildest of burns may not produce any scarring. However more serious burns including second-degree burns may take weeks to heal and could leave significant scarring.
As such it is worth finding out whether you may have good cause to bring a claim for compensation against your employer.
Evidence of negligence will give you a good chance of success. Call Accident Advice Helpline now on: 0800 689 0500 to find out if such evidence exists that might help you. Don’t delay – make that call here today.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Burn injury claims