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Kitchen accident at work claims. 

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Kitchen accident claims for waiters, chefs and kitchen staff: 

Commercial kitchens, such as restaurant kitchens and fast food kitchens, are busy and bustling places. People are moving quickly in a small area in order to get food prepared, cooked, and served in good time. Throw sharp knives, hot ovens, food spillages, and hot water into the mix, and there is a huge amount of risk of accidents present in the workplace. 
With so much risk present in a commercial kitchen work environment, it is up to the manager or restaurant owner to take all necessary steps in order to minimise the risk of injury for their employees. This includes regular risk assessments of the working environment, adequate training for all staff, providing employees with PPE where necessary, and warning staff of the risks involved in their job role. 
When these steps are not taken, is when avoidable accidents happen. If you are a chef, waiter, or other kitchen staff who has been injured at work in a kitchen, you could make a kitchen accident claim with our accident at work solicitors. 

What is a kitchen accident claim? 

Kitchens can be one of the most fast-paced workplaces, and dangerous occupations to work in. With sharp knives, hot ovens, and a lot of people bustling around, there is a lot of opportunity for accidents and injuries. When this happens, then the next step is to make a kitchen accident claim. Kitchen accident claims are legal claims for financial compensation that our personal injury solicitors specialise in. Our no win no fee solicitors work with clients who have been injured in kitchen accidents at work, and we help them to achieve the justice and compensation that they deserve. 
If you have been injured in a kitchen accident that was not your fault, then our accident at work solicitors can help you today. Regardless of how you have been injured, you can claim compensation for the accident. To speak to an accident at work solicitor about your potential no win no fee kitchen accident claim, simply contact us online here for a no obligation consultation with a solicitor within one working hour. 

Am I eligible to make a kitchen accident claim? 

If you have been injured when working in a kitchen in the last three years, and the accident was not your fault, then you could be eligible to make a kitchen accident claim. In order to have a valid kitchen accident claim, you must be able to prove two things with an accident at work solicitor: 
That your manager or employer acted negligently in some way, leading to the avoidable accident 
That your injuries were a direct result of this kitchen accident 
When you work with MG Legal, you will be assigned an expert accident at work solicitor to handle your claim, who will gather all available medical and legal evidence in order to prove these points, and secure financial compensation on your behalf. 
Our straight-forward no win no fee claims process: 
Free, no obligation consultation 
MG Legal's specialist solicitors offer a free, no obligation consultation to all potential clients. 
Start your no win no fee claim 
We accept all claims on a no win no fee basis, and will begin building your claim the same day. 
Hassle-free claims process 
Your designated solicitor will be in regular contact, and keep you updated throughout the claims process. 
Maximum compensation awards 
Our team go above and beyond to achieve the maximum financial comepnsation for our clients. 

How much is my kitchen accident at work claim worth? 

Every kitchen 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.  
The large bulk of most kitchen accident claims come from the special damages section, which is calculated on an individual basis. In terms of the other aspect of your claim for pain and suffering, our specialist kitchen 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 

What can I claim for in my kitchen accident claim? 

All personal injury claims made with our specialist solicitors, including kitchen accident claims, are broken down into two sections, each of which include a number of different damages and compensation amounts. 
When you make a kitchen accident claim, it will be made up of: 
General damages- this value provides you with financial compensation for the pain and suffering of your injuries in a kitchen accident, based on the type and severity of the injuries 
Special damages- special damages provide compensation for any other financial losses that are associated with your injuries and how the kitchen accident has impacted your life. This can include: 
Lost earnings from your kitchen accident at work 
Potential lost earnings due to your kitchen accident at work 
Any medical or medication costs for your kitchen accident at work 
Travel costs associated with your kitchen accident at work 

How long do I have to make a kitchen accident claim? 

When you make a kitchen accident at work claim, you are subject to the Limitation Act of 1980. This act states that a personal injury claim must be made within 3 years of the date at which the injury occurs, or the date at which you became aware of your injuries, if this was a later date. 
Our accident at work solicitors would always advise that you get in touch with a solicitor as soon as possible so that they can get to work with building your kitchen accident claim to be as strong as possible. No two claims are the same, and there is no telling how long your specific injury claim will take to build. Get in touch today, here, for a free, no-obligation discussion of your potential claim. 

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 suffered cuts, and deep lacerations from knives, 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, 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 then get in touch with MG Legal's specialist accident at work solicitors, here. 

Who is responsible for your safety at work in a kitchen? 

When you work in a commercial kitchen, you are owed a duty of care by your employer to be kept safe from accidents and injuries. This employer responsibility comes from a number of pieces of legislation, including the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974, which outlines the duties employers have to both their employees and the public, and The Management of Health and Safety of Work Regulations 1999. Under these pieces of legislation, all employers must: 
Provide adequate training to all kitchen staff for their job role and the risks involved 
Carry out regular risk assessments- both generic and specific risk assessments relating to 
the use of particular equipment and machinery in the kitchen 
Provide adequate PPE to kitchen staff employees where necessary 
Proper maintenance of all equipment in the kitchen 
Create a full health and safety policy for the kitchen workplace 
Communicate this health and safety policy to employees 
Provide first-aid training and a fully stocked first-aid kit 
Depending on your kitchen accident, more specific legislation might apply to your kitchen accident claim. For example, The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations of 1992 put further emphasis and responsibility on employers to always ensure that adequate PPE is provided to kitchen staff where necessary, such as gloves. To learn more about what responsibility you employer owes you in a commercial kitchen, and whether this duty has been broken, resulting in your kitchen accident, simply contact our no win no fee accident at work solicitors online here for a free, no-obligation consultation with a solicitor about your potential claim. 

How much does it cost to make a kitchen accident claim with MG Legal? 

When you make a kitchen accident claim with MG Legal, we will accept your kitchen accident claim on a no win no fee basis, allowing you to enter into the process at no financial risk. For our clients at MG Legal, there are no up-front costs, and if you do not successfully win your kitchen accident claim for financial compensation, you will not owe us a penny. 
When it comes to settling your claim and obtaining financial compensation, if we do successfully settle your claim, which we do in over 99% of our claims, our solicitors’ success fee of 25% will simply be taken from the financial compensation that we achieve on your behalf. To learn more about our no win no fee agreements, see this here. Or contact us online here and speak to a solicitor within one working hour about your potential no win no fee claim. 

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Slips and trips in kitchen: 

It is no secret that commercial kitchens are busy and bustling places, with a lot of moving parts and people moving around a small space, so that customer’s food orders get out on time. When pathways are obstructed, wires are left in walkways, or spillages are not cleaned up, there is an increased risk of kitchen staff experiencing slips and trips in the kitchen. 
According the HSE slips and trips in kitchen workplaces are generally caused by the following: 
Most slip injuries happen on wet floors or floors contaminated with food debris or fluids such as oil. 
Most trips are due to poor housekeeping. 
Planning ahead will help you deal with any such problems during busy periods, when the pace of work increases. 

Will I have to go to court to make a kitchen accident claim? 

Kitchen accidents in the workplace often result in injuries to employees. However with injury claims for kitchen accidents, as is the case for many other claims, the large majority of our clients do not have to go to court. 
This is largely thanks to the efforts of our accident at work solicitors, who ensure that all of our clients injured in kitchen accidents receive the best legal representation possible. If you are worried about making a claim for your kitchen accident because of fears over attending court, this can be reassuring. 
To speak to a specialist solicitor about the legal process of accident at work claims for kitchen accidents, get in touch here

Slip, trip and fall at work in a kitchen: 

Other than wet floors and spillages, a kitchen workplace is susceptible to trips and falls for a number of reasons. If equipment, boxes, or deliveries are left out in the kitchen there is a great risk of employees tripping over as they try to move quickly through the kitchen. It is up to the manager or employer to ensure that there is a safe walkway clear from clutter going through the workplace so that employees can safely manoeuvre through. 
There is also a heightened risk when kitchen staff are carrying heavy loads, such as boxes, dishwasher trays, or items from the back fridges, and they cannot properly see where they are going in order to avoid any possible hazards. If you have had a slip, trip or fall while working in a restaurant kitchen, get in touch with MG Legal’s specialist team of accident at work solicitors today. 

Amputation accident at work claim for a kitchen accident: 

With the risk of cuts from knives and other sharp kitchen equipment, comes the very real risk of finger amputation in a kitchen accident at work. This can be a particularly painful type of injury, and can lead to a high-value accident at work claim if your accident at work solicitor is able to prove negligence on the part of your employer or manager. To learn if you are eligible to make an amputation accident at work claim for loss of finger in a kitchen, get in touch with MG Legal today. 

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. 

What are the most common injuries seen in a kitchen workplace by chefs, waiters, and other kitchen staff? 

Preventing slips and trips in a kitchen: 

The HSE also revealed in recent guidance that slips and trips are a particular problem in catering establishments, and outlined a huge number of steps that employers should follow to prevent slips and trips in their kitchen, and minimise the risk of employees becoming injured at work in a kitchen. 
The main aspects of this guidance, includes: 
Training- employees must train, inform, and supervise staff on important health and safety matters such as the significance of spillages, and how to report incidents as they happen 
Selecting footwear- the right shoe sole can have a big effect on reducing slip injuries, and according to the HSE, as a minimum, there should be a ‘sensible shoe’ policy in force 
Organising the workplace- to prevent slips and trips at work, employees should also arrange any workflows, make sure there is enough storage space for ingredients and equipment, and avoid trailing cables or pipes along the floor 
Good housekeeping- employees should inspect the workplace to ensure traffic routes are unobstructed, and keep fire routes and exits clear at all times 
Flooring and surfaces- according to the HSE, employees must also make any slopes on walkways gradual and clearly visible, and use high-visibility nosing strips on the edges of steps so that they are clearly visible to employees 
This guidance is easily accessible for employers and employees alike, meaning that there is no excuse for kitchen managers and employers not to be meeting the guidelines provided by HSE in order to keep their employees safe from injury. If you have been injured from a slip or trip while working in a kitchen, and your employer had failed to meet their legal duty of care to you, then you could be eligible to make a no win no fee kitchen accident claim for financial compensation with our specialist accident at work solicitors
Simply contact our team online here, and speak to an accident at work solicitor on a free, no obligation basis within one working hour about your potential kitchen accident claim

No gloves given when working in a kitchen: 

There are a number of different jobs in a kitchen workplace that require PPE in the form of protective gloves to be offered. These include: 
When working with hot ovens- for employees working with how ovens, hobs, or dishes, then heat-resistant gloves should be provided in order to reduce the risk of burns and scalds. 
When working with chemicals- a number of cleaning products in the kitchen workplace, such as industrial dishwasher cleaner, oven cleaner, and other highly chemical cleaning products, require protective gloves to be worn. When these gloves are not offered, employees can suffer from chemical burns and other skin conditions such as contact dermatitis. 
If you have been working with hot surfaces and appliances, or with dangerous cleaning chemicals, and have not been offered PPE in the form of protective gloves, and have suffered from a burn or other injury, then contact MG Legal’s specialist kitchen accident solicitors today. 

Slipped on a spillage at work: 

With sauces, drinks, and soups to name a few, there are a huge number of liquids and ingredients used in kitchens that can create a slippery floor or surface if spilt. If this spillage is not cleaned up in due time, and no sign is put out to warn employees of the risk, then it is a hazard and could cause a a slip, trip or fall injury to an employee. 
No matter what injuries you have sustained, if you have slipped on a wet floor with no warning sign that has not been cleaned up, then you could make a slip, trip and fall kitchen accident claim with our accident at work solicitors. 

Burn injuries an accident at work to waitresses, chefs, and kitchen staff: 

Burns can occur in kitchen workplaces from hot hobs, ovens, dishwashers, or even scalding water. If this injury occurred in an accident that was caused by negligence from your employer or manager, then it could be possible to make a kitchen accident claim for your injuries. 
Whether it’s a faulty tap faucet, an overheating dishwasher, a spitting hob, or an unsafe oven, if you have suffered from burns or scalds of any kind when working in a kitchen then you could be eligible to make an accident at work claim for your injuries. If the injury was not your fault, and it can be proved that the accident causing your burns was caused by an act of negligence, then you will be eligible to make a claim for financial compensation. 

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 , and one of our friendly personal injury solicitors will contact you the same day.  
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