The dangers of working in a restaurant won’t be the first things to come to mind if you consider working in this industry. However, as anyone who works in this environment will reveal, there are potential hazards that could crop up during any working day – especially if health and safety rules are not always followed. Thankfully, this doesn’t usually happen, but as you can see, there are various hazards that might occur.
What dangers could you potentially face?
- Slips. Floors can easily become slippery, both in the kitchen area and in the restaurant itself. A simple slip could lead to some uncomfortable injuries.
- Tripping over. The floor should always be free from potential trip hazards. If it isn’t, it would be all too easy for a worker to trip over something and experience a fall in the process.
- Scalds. Scalds can occur if you are exposed to steam or hot water, and it is very easy for this to occur in a restaurant setting. They may not seem as bad as burns, but scalds can potentially harm a large area of skin and lead to painful blistering.
- Cuts. Working in a restaurant could mean working in the kitchen rather than out front with the customers. If so, you may be asked to cut food or perform other duties such as washing up. In these situations, there is always the chance you could cut yourself.
- Burns. Another classic injury that is often seen among those who work in the restaurant injury, burns can range from minor in nature to far more severe, injuring several layers of skin in the process.
Do you know whether you might have a chance to make a claim?
You may have first-hand experience of the dangers of working in a restaurant. If so, you could presently have an injury that is painful and may even have jeopardised your work there. Whatever the situation might be, you should get expert advice from the team at Accident Advice Helpline now. All you need to do is to call 0800 689 0500 and see if you have enough evidence of negligence to support the process of making a no win, no fee* claim. We’ve been in business since 2000, so we have amassed plenty of experience with claims just like these. Could we be in a position to help you with a claim too?
Date Published: April 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident in a restaurant