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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

    Solicitors in Leigh-on-Sea


    Our solicitors in Leigh-on-Sea are sometimes called upon by workers in the catering and hospitality industry to raise claims on their behalf for injuries they’ve sustained in busy commercial kitchens through no fault of their own.

    Kitchens can be dangerous places to work in the best of times. But when there’s a lot of pressure on to get food delivered to table on time, it’s quite easy for a variety of accidents and injuries take place, including;

    • Burn injuries from cookers and hot pans
    • Scald injuries from spilled hot food and boiling water
    • Cut injuries from knifes and/or other sharp kitchen tools
    • Slips, trips and falls because of slippery, unclean floors

    Slip, trip and fall accidents

    Slips, trips and falls are the single biggest cause of major injury in the workplace, including within the catering and hospitality industry. Frequent victims are chefs, kitchen workers, and waiting staff. The most common causes of slip, trip and fall accidents in kitchens include:

    Food spillages

    Food spilt on kitchen floors is one of the major hazards that causes staff to slip over. It’s crucial that members of staff are kept on their toes to spot potentially dangerous spillages, and ensure they are cleaned up at the earliest opportunity.

    Overflowing water

    Any water overflowing from a sink that drops onto the floor can create a serious slip hazard for the unwary; especially if the floor surface is smooth. Kitchen staff must be vigilant to ensure that sinks are not overfull, and that taps are turned off quickly and leaks reported, and dealt with.

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    Damaged kitchen floors

    It’s very easy to trip over any imperfections in the floor. Damaged floor areas should be cordoned off to prevent access, and must be reported and repaired as soon a possible

    Trip hazards

    Anything left on the floor where it shouldn’t be is an accident waiting to happen. With kitchen staff running about and working under pressure, trip hazards simply don’t get noticed, resulting in falls and injuries. Falls can also often involve more than one member of staff if the initial fall victim accidentally falls into someone else carrying a pan full of hot food or water, causing them to fall too, and spill their load.

    Getting help from solicitors in Leigh-on-Sea

    If you’ve been injured in the kitchen, through no fault of your own, and you’re looking for local help to raise a personal injury claim, solicitors in Leigh-on-Sea at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help.

    Accident Advice Helpline offers nationwide help

    Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer our industry leading no win no fee* services on a national basis to workers in all industries. Claimants get the benefit of the use of our 30 second online HOW MUCH calculator, and a customer support service that is unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen. We also operate a free helpline which can be accessed by calling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile phone.

    Date Published: 9th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.