Most of us went to school at some point in our lives and many of us have children who are attending school right now. We may therefore think that we know all about schools and the things that can wrong in them, but that is unlikely to be the case. Schools are a workplace and a place of learning for hundreds of thousands of people in the UK. It is almost inevitable that accidents will occur, a proportion of which will not be the injured person’s fault. People who have been injured in school-related accidents may be able to start a school claim with our accident claim solicitor in Godolphin Cross. Here are some examples of the types of scenario that may result in a school claim.
Kitchen accident claim
A school kitchen is essentially very similar to all commercial kitchens and could be the location for a school injury claim to arise. The pressures in a school kitchen are the same as in all kitchens – a lot of people need to be fed in a short space of time. There are many potential hazards in a school kitchen, and any of them may result in a school claim with our accident claim solicitor in Godolphin Cross. They may include:
- Slippery floors;
- Sharp utensils, such as knives;
- Hot surfaces, such as ovens and toasters;
- Hot food and liquids;
- Machinery, such as rotary slicers; and
- Electrical equipment, such as dishwashers.
All of the above can give rise to nasty injuries if the hazards are not adequately controlled. The employer has a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of school kitchen staff whilst they are at work in order to prevent injuries. Some injuries that may occur could include:
- Burns and scalds from hot surfaces of foods;
- Electrocution from faulty electrical equipment;
- Slips, trips and falls on slippery floor surfaces;
- Cuts from sharp knives; and
- Serious cuts and amputations from rotary blade slicers.
How does a school claim work?
The first step in your injury claim should be to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have vast experience in helping people with personal injury claims arising from school kitchens. We will establish a few simple facts about your case using a unique 30-second test: whether the accident was your own fault, whether you received medical attention for your injuries and whether the injury was suffered within the last three years.
Some people find the issue of fault for the accident the most complicated one to answer. If you are unsure, then you can just explain the circumstances of your accident to the Accident Advice Helpline professional advisers. An employer could be responsible for a kitchen-related school accident in many ways and the advisers will discuss this with you.
Looking for an accident claim solicitor in Godolphin Cross?
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to start your claim, or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to start a claim with help from our accident claim solicitor in Godolphin.
Date Published: 17th November 2013
Author: David Brown