If you get a scald or burn injury when you’re at home, it might be just a case of bad luck or carelessness. But if you work in a kitchen and you’re burnt or scalded, it could be a sign that your working environment isn’t as safe as it should be – so no matter how it happened, why not make a compensation claim through an accident lawyer in Southend-on-Sea?
I don’t want to claim – what if I get sacked?
We often hear this from people who have suffered an injury at work. No matter how badly they’ve been injured in the course of their normal working duties, they fear getting fired.
If they’re not worried about collecting their P45, they might still worry about being treated unfavourably when they return to work.
Some people also worry about their employer having to foot the bill for the compensation they receive.
None of these things are anything to worry about. You couldn’t be sacked or mistreated because you made a claim – that would be illegal. If you’re worried about where the money for your payout comes from, rest assured it’s not the company profits. It’s actually your boss’s employers’ liability insurance policy.Open Claim Calculator
Why not claim through an accident lawyer in Southend-on-Sea?
If you want to go ahead with a claim for your burn or scald injury, you can start straight away, because at Accident Advice Helpline, our hotline is open 24/7. Just call one of these numbers:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back. You’ll also get a call from us if you happen to ring up and don’t get an answer – just leave your details so we can get back to you.
If you’re eligible to claim, your details will be taken by an advisor and passed to one of our team of ‘no win, no fee’ solicitors. An accident lawyer in Southend-on-Sea will get to work on it as soon as possible. If you win your case, you will receive a payout.
How to prevent scalds and burns in the kitchen
If you work in a kitchen, you will come across risks all the time – and you will know that they’re always going to be present. It’s just a question of how best to manage them so that you don’t get injured. Here are some tips for avoiding burns and scalds:
1) Have you been cooking with oil or fat? Make sure you leave it to cool before you move any pots or pans containing it.
2) Do you need to clean an appliance? Make sure it’s cooled down before you begin.
3) Use oven gloves when taking trays and dishes out of the oven.
4) Never try to put out an oil or fat fire with water. Use a fire blanket or an appropriate extinguisher.