Kitchen Injury Claims

About Kitchen Injury Claims

Our experienced work accident claims solicitors will help you get the highest possible compensation after experiencing any injuries in the kitchen. Kitchens can be dangerous environments for anyone working in them, it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that kitchens are kept to a safe standard to minimise risks and hazards to staff working there. Whether you work in the kitchen as a chef, waiter or cleaner, you can be exposed to dangers around the kitchen that can have long and short-term complications to your health and can have a detrimental impact on your daily life.

Common accidents in the kitchen

There is a range of dangers that you may be exposed to when working in a kitchen, it is the employers responsibly to ensure that you are safe in the kitchen, however accidents can happen, and the most common types of accidents in the workplace include:

  • Burns on hot surfaces, such as ovens and hobs. Burns can be minor and major; employees should be correctly trained on how to use different equipment around the kitchen to ensure their safety.
  • Scalding from hot liquids or apparatus. Employees should be correctly trained to how to act with hot materials and apparatus.
  • Cuts from apparatus, such as knives and machinery using sharp objects.
  • Injuries from faulty kitchen appliances. Appliances should be maintained, and the employer must ensure that any faults are fixed in a good time, to avoid posing a danger to their employees.
  • Electrocution from faulty appliances or loose wires. Once again, employers should ensure that any dangers are fixed in a good time after detection. Loose wires shouldn’t be present at any times around the kitchen, as even if touched by accident can cause dangerous electrocutions to the staff.
  • Slips, trips and falls can occur due to dangers around the kitchen. Spills especially, can be very common around the kitchen and must be taken care of in a good time to avoid accidents from occurring. Slips, trips and falls can be especially dangerous if the individual is carrying things around the kitchen.
  • In some roles around the kitchen heavy lifting is a big part of it. Heavy lifting can cause short and long-term complications, whether it is done over a period of time or is a one-off injury, leading to problems in the back, neck and shoulders

We advise are just some examples of accidents that may occur around the kitchen, if you have been harmed in the workplace due to an unsafe environment, we advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now.

Employers duty of care

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the staff are kept to a safe standard whilst at work. There is a range of things that they must do ensure that employers are safe, these include:

  • Providing correct training for your specific role in the kitchen.
  • Checking apparatus and machinery in the kitchen regularly to ensure that the safety is maintained.
  • Providing the correct safety equipment to eliminate any dangers in the workplace, including providing correct footwear or aprons.
  • Keeping the floor free from hazards to reduce the chances of slips, trips and falls.
  • Carrying out risk assessments regularly to detect any hazards around the workplace and eliminating them as soon as it is possible, in the best possible manner.

How can I make a claim?

If you have been involved in an accident at work, we recommend that you contact one of our experienced solicitors to help you come out with the highest possible compensation, so you can get back to your daily life in no time. We advise that like with any claim, evidence is an important part of it to ensure you get the highest possible compensation.

How can we help?

Our experience in work accident claims will help you make a successful claim after being injured. We will treat your case in the most professional way ensuring that you feel comfortable conveying your story in the best way. We will help gather any necessary information to help back up your case and increase the chances of getting correct compensation. We will ensure that your process is run smoothly in the most stress-free and easy way, enabling you to get back to your daily life in no time.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis.

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