Health and safety in any industry is of the utmost importance, with employers responsible for ensuring that any workplace represents a safe environment in which to carry out day-to-day tasks. When it comes to the catering industry, employee exposure to hazardous equipment, a wide range of temperatures, and a busy, bustling environment present a level of risk that can result in accident and injury. As such, knowing when and where a claim for personal injury can be made it vital.
If you’re a professional working in the catering industry, you’ll know that accidents happen. And, when you’re in a pressured environment, cutting corners to get things done is all-too common. However, if you’ve suffered an accident at work due to unsatisfactory levels of health and safety, you may be able to make a personal injury claim, and recover any lost earnings that may have resulted through being unable to work.
Whether you work front of house in a restaurant or behind the scenes in the kitchen, the risks that are inherent to working in catering are obvious. We’ve seen a number of incidents whereby seemingly innocent oversights by employers have led to serious injury. Such common accidents include:
- Slipping and tripping due to improper storage of items
- Poorly maintained kitchen equipment
- Exposure to sharp objects such as knives
- Burns and scalds dues to extreme temperatures
- Dermatitis as the result of excessive cleaning and washing up
Am I eligible to make a personal injury claim?
Of course, the number of accidents that can occur in the catering injury is too long to list, but the personal injury experts at Injury Lawyers UK have the knowledge and experience to determine where and when a personal injury claim can be pursued. We will work with you to discover the precise details of a given catering accident, and help identify whether the accident was the result of employer negligence or not. If so, we’ll proceed with legal action on a No Win, No Fee basis, ensuring that you are not subject to any costs.
Find out more
Injury Lawyers UK can help you seek the compensation you deserve after suffering a workplace injury working in the catering industry. We’ll give you the advice and support you need to pursue any necessary legal action, and offer the guidance required to secure the justice that is due. Simply call us on 0800 1123 156 today or submit a personal injury enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.
*There are extreme circumstances where we would require you to pay, these are for example if you deliberately mislead us and it is proven that you have asked us to pursue a fraudulent claim