When you’re heading to work in the morning, the last thing you expect is to end up in hospital nursing an injury. However, accidents at work are very common. If you’ve been injured at work or you suffer from a work-related illness, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Using a food processor safely
Many workers across the UK use electrical equipment, power tools and machinery to carry out daily tasks quickly and effectively, but often this carries risks, and even the most innocent looking appliances can be very dangerous. Food processors are a staple in the kitchens of hotels, bars and restaurants all over the country. They enable chefs to create all kinds of wonderful concoctions, but they can be very dangerous, so it’s important that you know how to use one safely to lower the risk of work-related injuries.
Food processors use sharp, rotating blades to cut and blend food. If they are not used correctly, this can result in serious injuries. Accidents that may arise as a result of using a food processor include:
- Fingertip injuries;
- Loss of fingers;
- Nerve damage; and
- Numbness and tingling.
When using a food processor at home or in a professional kitchen, it is important to follow these health and safety instructions:
- Ensure that the cover is secured firmly before switching the machine on;
- Secure loose clothing, avoid wearing jewellery and tie long hair back;
- Follow the operation instructions in the manufacturer’s guide;
- Place the processor on a suitable, flat surface;
- Never leave the food processor unattended.
Can I claim work accident compensation?
If you’ve had an accident at work for which you were not to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to talk to a personal injury lawyer about your work accident claim. If the incident happened within the last three years and you can prove that it was not your fault, we could help you to claim work injury compensation, which could help to ease financial pressure, especially if you have had to take time off work. The helpline is open 24 hours a day or you can visit our website. We have years of experience in handling personal injury claims and pride ourselves on removing all the stress and strain from the claims process.
Date Published: January 13, 2014
Author: David Brown