The most common accidents in a restaurant kitchen are from slips and falls. Most of these accidents occur because spillages have not been wiped up and dried immediately. Warning signs should be used and areas closed until the floor is dry and all passageways and walkways should be kept free of obstacles or obstructions.
If you have been involved in a kitchen accident contact us to find out if you can make an accident claim for compensation. Our experts will advise you on all aspects of claim including how long it might take and what compensation you may receive.
Kitchen staff often have to handle heavy and cumbersome objects. Your employer should always train you on the correct way to handle these objects and lift them properly. If they have not done this, this could lead to you having an accident which was not your fault. In these circumstances you may be eligible to make an accident claim for compensation.
Kitchen staff also have to navigate around hot oil and water. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) publish guidelines and safety procedures on how to open steam doors, oven doors, how to drain oil and fat and clean kitchen equipment. If you have not received such training from your employer they have not met HSE guidelines and as such again you may be eligible to make a compensation claim if an accident occurs.
If any of the situations above are similar to your accident then more than likely you will be able to make a claim for compensation. Regardless of the type of accident you have been involved in, contact us for expert advice and we will be able to inform you of whether or not you can make a claim on the facts of your case.