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Catering and hospitality personal injury claim solicitors. 

If you work in the catering or hospitality industries, the hours are often long, with demanding customers wanting food, drinks and entertainment around the clock. 
If you work in the catering and hospitality industry, from a restaurant, to a fast food takeaway, and you have suffered a personal injury at work, in the last 3 years, contact MG Legal - we accept all claims for personal injury in the workplace, on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to you.  

What are the most common workplace injuries in catering and hospitality? 

Slips, Trips and Falls- More than a third of personal injuries to catering and hospitality employees are slip, trip and fall related. The most often injured are the kitchen staff, chefs and employees who are waiters and waitresses; the ‘waiting on’ staff.  
Burns, scars, and other skin conditions- Whether from hot plates and cutlery, spilled drinks, cuts from knives, or overused cleaning chemicals, burns and cuts to the skin are a huge risk when working in the food and catering industry. 
Get in touch today to start your claim for personal injury compensation 
MG Legal accept all Personal Injury Compensation claims on a "No Win, No Fee" basis and have a success rate of over 99% 

Does my employer have a duty to keep me safe from injury? 

The short answer is yes. Your employer has a duty to keep all employees and visitors to your place of work, as safe and free from personal injury as possible. 
In order to comply with their common law, and statutory duties, including The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, The Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992,and The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, your employer must carry out regular risk assessments and ensure that a safe system of work is in operation. If they do not do so, and you suffer a personal injury at work, then your employer has acted negligently, and you could pursue a claim for personal injury against their employers' liability insurance.  
The catering and hospitality industries are often busy, noisy places to work, with late nights, and employees working long hours, simply to please the general public. This is why accidents happen, and the catering and hospitality industries rank as the 7th most dangerous industry to work in, by the Health and Safety Executive. 

Can I make an accident at work claim if I have been cut by a knife? 

Probably the most dangerous item in the catering industry, MG Legal’s expert personal injury team have successfully claimed personal injury compensation for hundreds of kitchen workers, and catering employees who have not been offered Personal Protective Equipment, and suffered cuts, and deep lacerations, often resulting in missing fingers, and other serious personal injury in the workplace. What is an easily avoidable risk, is often overlooked by many employers, putting hard-working kitchen staff, at risk of harm. 
The majority of injuries involving knifes in the catering industry, are as a result of a lack of established safety procedures, missing or ill-fitting Personal Protective Equipment or employees rushing to keep up with demanding workloads. 
If you have been injured at work in the catering industry as a result of inadequate training using knives, or a lack of PPE when using them, then get in touch with MG Legal's specialist accident at work solicitors, here. 

How much is my catering accident at work claim worth? 

Every catering accident at work claim is different, and it is impossible to accurately estimate exactly how much a claim will be worth. There are a number of different types of financial compensation included in a catering accident at work claim, see a full overview of these here.  
Our specialist catering accident at work solicitors have put together the table below of an estimation of the compensation you would receive, for injuries alone, using the Judicial College guidelines. 
Injury description: 
Estimated compensation amount: 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place within three months 
Up to £2,300 
Arm fracture- where there is a serious fracture of one or both forearms and significant disability as a result 
£36,770 to £56,180 
Arm fracture- a simple fracture of the forearm 
£6,190 to £18,020 
Elbow fracture- a simple fracture to the elbow 
Up to £11,820 
Leg fracture- simple fractures to a femur with no damage to the articular surfaces 
£8,550 to £13,210 
Ankle fracture- a simple and undisplaced fractured ankle, varying on the likelihood of a full recovery 
Up to £12,900 
Foot fracture- simple metatarsal fractures 
Up to £12,900 
Toe fracture- a simple fractured toe 
Up to £9,010 
Very severe scarring- in younger claimants where the cosmetic effect is very disfiguring and the psycholigical reaction severe 
£27,940 to £91,350 
Less severe scarring- where the disfigurement is still substantial and there is a significant psychological reaction  
£16,860 to £45,440 
Significant scarring- where the worst effects have been reduced by plastic surgery leaving some cosmetic disability 
£8,550 to £28,240 
Less significant scarring- all but one scar easily hidden or camouflaged  
£3,710 to £12,900 
Trivial scarring- where the effect is minor  
£1,600 to £3,310 

Why should I choose MG Legal for my catering accident at work personal injury claim? 

The accident at work personal injury team at MG Legal handle personal injury claims for clients who are injured at work, on a daily basis; so it's safe to say that we know what we are doing. If you choose MG Legal, you will have the undivided attention of our specialist personal injury solicitors.  
We feel that our reviews speak for themselves, and we are confident that you will be more than happy with the service we provide. In order to keep our clients happy, and their matters completely up-to-date, we make sure that our personal injury solicitors only have a small number of files at any one time- our clients like this, as they know that when they instruct MG Legal, they are not just a number, but they are a respected client, and someone to whom we will give our full attention, 
If you have any questions or queries, about pursuing a personal injury claim, then please do not hesitate to contact us at enquiries@mglegal.co.uk , and one of our friendly personal injury solicitors will contact you the same day.  
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