Restaurant Worker Accidents
While most people enjoy dining out with friends, family or loved ones, restaurants can be more dangerous than we realize, particularly for employees. In fact, many workplace accidents occur at restaurants, and these injuries can often require an extended recovery time of weeks or even months to heal.
The most common workplace accidents in restaurants include:
- lacerations and punctures from knives and broken glasses or dishes;
- burns from boiling water, hot stovetops and ovens;
- sprains and strains from trips or improper lifting techniques;
- and eye injuries from chemicals or other food service hazards.
Many restaurant accidents can be severe enough to upend your life and hamper your ability to earn an income. In many cases, lost wages impact not only the person who has been injured, but also his or her entire family. After becoming injured, an individual may lose the ability to work and earn an income for an extended period of time – perhaps even indefinitely.
What To Do If You’ve Been Injured While Working at a Restaurant
If you’ve been injured in an accident while working at a restaurant, you may be entitled to a monetary settlement to aid in your recovery. In general, the more severe the injury, the greater the medical expenses – and the greater the emotional trauma associated with the event. You may be entitled to additional compensation for lost wages if you are unable to work as a result of your injury.
Contact the experienced and compassionate attorneys at English Lloyd and Armenta to ensure you get the legal representation you deserve. Give us a call and let us help you get back on the road to recovery.
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