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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Have you tripped on a work kitchen hazard?

    Working in any sort of kitchen, whether it is in a small hotel or a major restaurant chain, is a challenging and demanding job, both physically and mentally. While you train to do work like this, whether you are a chef or a kitchen hand, you will also be aware of the many potential hazards in a busy kitchen environment. If you have ever tripped on a work kitchen hazard, you will know that health and safety is a very real and required element in any kitchen.

    So what happened when you tripped? There are all kinds of things you could trip on. Perhaps a kitchen apron has been left hanging down and you caught your foot in the straps and tripped as a result. Maybe there were boxes left on the floor and you tripped over them because they were in the way and you were carrying hot dishes at the time. It’s so easy for something like this to happen.

    Injuries caused by a trip in a work kitchen

    Injuries caused by an accident in a kitchen can potentially be quite serious. While you will carry knives with the point down and take care while carrying hot dishes or plates of food, you cannot always account for every possible danger that might exist. To this end, it is vital to make sure your workplace is as safe as it can possibly be.

    Your manager has a duty to make sure this is true. If you tripped on a work kitchen hazard, you could be burned by hot food or dishes as you fall. You might even break a finger or a wrist if you land awkwardly, since you have little time to do anything about it.

    Will this mean you have to have time off work?

    Yes, it is a possibility. This could mean financial issues for you, especially if you are off for several weeks and you only get statutory sick pay. This is frustrating since you did nothing to deserve the accident to begin with.

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    If this sounds familiar, just call 0800 689 0500 now to learn more about making a no win, no fee* claim with Accident Advice Helpline. If you tripped on a work kitchen hazard and someone else was negligent in letting that happen, your potential for making a claim could be better than you think.

    Date Published: June 19, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Accident at work claim

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