Restaurant work accidents, and how to claim

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When applying for a role, individuals should be informed of the risks that come with the job. Some roles come with more risks than others and restaurant roles can be dangerous, especially in busy environments, when health and safety guidelines are usually overlooked. In a restaurant environment, whether you work in the kitchen, the bar, or waiting on guests, you are likely to come across hazards; it is your employer’s duty of care to ensure the highest standard of health and safety in the workplace. It is also their responsibility to train their staff properly to adhere to proper health and safety standards. 

If you have been involved in an accident in the workplace, we highly advise you to contact our experienced solicitors to start a successful claim now. 

What hazards can restaurant workers come across? 

When working at a restaurant, you will likely come across many hazards, and it is your employer’s duty of care to ensure that those hazards are avoided to the highest possible standard. However, some hazards cannot be overlooked, and if not dealt with, can lead to an accident in the workplace. The most common hazards leading to workplace restaurant accidents include: 

  • Spills and objects on the floor. Things such as wires and other trip hazards should be stored away to avoid unnecessary accidents from occurring. Spills in restaurants should be cleared up as soon as possible, and a hazard warning sign should be displayed to enforce caution in the workplace. 
  • Electric shocks can be common in work environments. Regular maintenance checks should be carried out on machinery to ensure that it is kept to a safe standard. Any loose wires and electric hazards should be reported and fixed in a good time. 
  • Falling objects can particularly harm restaurant staff, and anything stored should be securely attached. 
  • Burns and lacerations can cause hurtful and even severe injuries; staff should be trained properly to ensure these accidents do not occur. 

If you have been involved in an accident in the workplace, due to unsafe environments, faulty machinery or improper training, we highly advise that you contact our friendly team at Belmont Solicitors.

Employer’s Duty of Care 

It is your employer’s duty of care to ensure your safety at all times by adhering to health and safety guidelines, carrying out regular maintenance and health and safety checks and providing you with proper training and equipment. If employers fail to do all this, and you are involved in an accident at work, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your injuries. To start a successful claim, we highly advise that you contact our experienced solicitors, and start your no win no fee claim. 

Contact Belmont Solicitors now.

We pride ourselves in delivering the best quality work for our clients, ensuring they come out with the highest possible compensation for their damages. By providing excellent customer service and updates throughout your claim, you will be sure that you left your claim in the right hands. 

Contact our solicitors now. We provide our clients with a free initial consultation, during which you will be able to discuss and start your successful no-win-no-fee claim now. 

Contact us now by calling 0141 7298 848 or email us at info@belmontsolicitors.co.uk or pop into our office in the heart of Glasgow!

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