Sustained injuries in a canteen at work? Need accident at work compensation in Oakdale?
If you have sustained injuries in a canteen or kitchen in the workplace and it wasn’t your fault then you may be entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Oakdale. Canteens and kitchens in the workplace can be a dangerous place if you work in them or are visiting them as a patron during your own lunch break.
A great number of people sustain injuries through no fault of their own in such environments because of spillages, hot liquids and surfaces, or because of items left in the way which can cause individuals to fall and hurt themselves. As someone working behind the scenes in a canteen as it were, you are as likely to face these problems as a patron which the added risks of being burned because of hot fats and liquids, stoves, sharp implements being left unattended or being carried incorrectly by other people. If you have sustained such injuries then you may be entitled to accident at work compensation.
Injured using sharp knives or implements?
In a workplace canteen or kitchen there will be doubtlessly an abundance of sharp knives and other such implements that could cause injury to you or others if they are not used in the correct manner or have not been properly guarded. Sharp knives, meat slicing equipment and other such sharp implements should be properly guarded with plastic protectors to ensure that they are not a danger to those using or near them. A failure to ensure this is the case, is a failing in the health and safety procedures of a kitchen and may leave you vulnerable to injuries that could otherwise have been avoided.
Using hot stoves, hobs and fryers at work
Any implement that gives off large amounts of heat – or sufficient heat to cause burns to the skin – should be used only by those properly trained to do so. Someone who has not been properly trained in their use may lead to accidents occurring and individuals just like you being seriously burned through no fault of their own.
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you are correctly trained in the use of such equipment and is failing in that duty of care if they either allow you by choice or force upon the need to use such equipment.
To find out if you are eligible to make a claim call our team of friendly and expert advisors here at Accident Advice Helpline today. You can call them on one of our dedicated telephone numbers and they will guide you through our initial assessment process.
You can call our landline telephone number which is 0800 689 0500 or our mobile telephone number 0333 500 0993. Our friendly advisors are waiting to help you get a claim started for compensation today, call us now.
Date Published: 28th December 2014
Author: David Brown