Every year in the UK around 12,000 employees in the food industry suffer burns while at work, with many going on to make a burn injury claim.
Seth Lovis & Co personal injury solicitors have a number of specialists who work to ensure maximum compensation for restaurant and other food industry workers who have sustained a burn in the workplace. For information and advice regarding your legal rights in relation to claiming compensation, please call 0808 252 0678 today.
Who can claim?
Seth Lovis & Co can help you secure compensation for lost earnings, medical expenses and pain and injury if you sustained burns while working in one of the following capacities:
- A chef, cook or sous chef
- A food handler
- A kitchen worker
- A waiter or waitress
Collectively UK food service industry workers suffer more burn injuries than any other UK profession, with the above listed workers all ranked in the top 50 occupations for workplace burn injuries.
However, among this group of workers some are at greater risk than others. For example, fry cooks in fast food outlets are at especial risk of serious burn injuries, particularly when they are young or inexperienced and working during busy periods. It is clear that this occupational group needs extra protection; the temperature of the oil with which fry cooks work frequently reaches temperatures in excess of 300°.
Furthermore, where managers ignore or fail to adequately uphold health and safety laws, workers are put under excessive pressure. Similarly, if a culture of risk has taken hold within a workplace, food operatives could suffer potentially life-changing burns.
Seth Lovis & Co can help you secure compensation for your burn injury claim if you have sustained a burn as a result of health and safety failures related to any of the following:
- Hot oil, fat or grease
- Hot liquids and steam
- Hot sauces
- Hot surfaces such as stoves, grills or ovens
- Naked flames
Contact Seth Lovis & Co today
All workers should benefit from sufficient health and safety protection in the workplace. Unfortunately, failures do occur and workers sometimes sustain injury as a result.
If you believe that failures in your workplace – for example a restaurant or café – have led to you sustaining an avoidable burn injury, talk to the personal injury solicitors at Seth Lovis & Co today regarding the possibility of making a burn injury claim. Simply call 0808 252 0678 to speak with a specialist.