Kitchen injury at work claims

Kitchen injuries – Can I claim after being hurt at work?

Whilst working in a kitchen, you may be exposed to a range of dangers. If you were in an accident due to someone’s negligence, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side.

The most common types of kitchen injuries include:

  • Slips, trips and fall
  • Electrocution from loose wires
  • Accidents from faulty appliances
  • Cuts from dangerous and defective apparatus

If you have experienced any form of injury in the kitchen due to no fault of your own, we highly advise you to contact one of our experienced solicitors now.

Duty of Care 

It is always your employer’s responsibility to ensure the safety of their employees; if they fail to do so and you are involved in an accident, you are eligible to claim compensation. There is a range of things that employers must always do to ensure their safety, including:

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

If the employer fails to do so and you were involved in an accident, then yes, you can claim compensation. Contact our experienced personal injury solicitors now, to get the highest compensation in the most stress-free and easy way.

How to make a kitchen accident claim?

If you were involved in a kitchen accident due to no fault of your own, the first thing you should do is make sure you are safe and call any emergency services if it is necessary. If possible, get as much evidence of the scene of the accident as it is possible. We advise that the more evidence you can provide, the more likely you are to get higher compensation for your case. Evidence to include:

  • Photos of the scene of the accident
  • Images of any injuries you have acquired from the accident
  • CCTV footage, if it is available
  • Witness reports of anyone at the scene
  • Medical reports from the GP or other medical services you have attended after the accident.

The time limit for making a personal injury claim in the UK is three years. We advise you to claim earlier rather than later whilst the information is fresh in your mind and it is easier to access evidence. The time limit of three years can be extended in some cases, including if the claimant is under 18 or doesn’t have the mental capacity to claim by themselves.

How we can help you out

We understand that being hurt in a work environment can be an extremely stressful and traumatising experience. That is why you should contact one of our solicitors to be able to get the highest possible compensation for your case in the most stress-free and easy way.

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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