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Kitchen Accident Compensation Claims

Kitchens are high-risk environments surrounded by heat, steam, open flames, sharp knives,  and cleaning chemicals.

Without the right health and safety measures, accidents can happen.

If you have been injured whilst working in a kitchen, Corries Solicitors may be able to help you recover compensation.

For a free assessment call us on 01904 527430 or contact us online.

What type of kitchen accident could I claim for?

The most common type of kitchen accidents that you can make a claim for include burns or lacerations. Deep fat fryers,  grills and hobs always pose a risk of burns.  Boiling water, cooking oils and steam can also lead to burns and scalding.

Burn injuries can lead to serious, scarring or infection including sepsis. Serious long-term muscle or nerve damage can also occur.

Spillages of hot oils and liquids can lead to slips, trips and fall in a busy kitchen.

The heavy lifting of produce and equipment can also lead to injuries.

How can I show that my employer was negligent?

Employers have a legal duty to protect their staff from harm. Employers are expected to:

  • Conduct regular risk assessments.
  • Supply staff with the right protective equipment.
  • Ensure the kitchen is clean, and tidy and spillages are cleared up as soon as possible.
  • Make sure equipment is in good working order.

What evidence could be helpful to my case?

  • Witness statements.
  • The report in the company accident book.
  • Photos of the accident scene.
  • Photos of injuries.

How much will my kitchen accident be worth?

It is not possible to say exactly how much compensation you will receive. Claims are  calculated on many different factors including:

  • The seriousness of the injuries sustained.
  • The individual’s loss of earnings.
  • The individual’s ability to work in the same capacity in the future.
  • Expenses such as prescriptions or travelling expenses

Is there a time limit to making a claim?

You need to make your claim within three years from the date of the accident.

How much will it cost to make a claim through Corries?

Corries Solicitors take on Kitchen accident claims on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that you do not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. Our friendly experts are here to help you through the claims process. For a free consultation call Corries Solicitors at 01904 527430 or contact us online.

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