If you are a catering premises employee and you have just been hurt in an accident as work that was not your own fault then you may be thinking of consulting the Wiltshire ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline and starting a personal injury claim. May be your accident occurred when you were involved in a dish washing or pot washing task and you are hoping that the Wiltshire ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to show that your employer was to blame for your injuries. The most common type of injury in this industry is a manual handling injury and the Wiltshire ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers are experts at working on this type of case. You can call Accident Advice Helpline anytime that you want and have an initial chat about your claim. If the Wiltshire ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers take on your manual handling injury case then they may be looking at some of the following factors.
Wiltshire ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers – what can go wrong with pot washing in catering premises?
Your Wiltshire ‘no win, no fee’ lawyers may be trying to show that your injuries happened because your employer:
- Did not provide dishwashers when that would have been the safest method of carrying out the dishwashing/pot washing task. This will be dependent on the size and type of catering premises that you work in
- Did not provide rollers or conveyors to move the dishes or pots around
- Did not provide trolleys to move large quantities of dishes around
- Did not provide cleaning tools with good grips for employees who were required to carry out heavy duty cleaning
- Did not provide appropriate gloves and non-slip shoes when they would have been appropriate for the particular task
- Did not provide foot rails or a step to shift body weight and reduce stress on employees’ lower back and legs. This may be required when employees are asked to stand for long periods
- Did not provide false bottoms in deep sinks to reduce the need for awkward bending at the waist
- Did not provide water jet sprays when these would have been the safest method of work
As a general principle, an employer should look at the tasks that the employees are carrying out and then introduce systems of work which would reduce the amount of twisting, bending, stooping, stretching, pushing and pulling that an employee has to carry out. They should also look at changes in working practice which would reduce the number of times it is necessary to do the task. However, that does not mean that the load that is moved each time should be increased.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry