The food service industry is a big one for workers’ compensation claims. People working in this industry can be faced with potential injury in a variety of ways. Whether you are the head chef, bus boy, waiter/waitress, hostess, or manager, you are entitled to compensation if you are hurt on the job. Common injuries endured at restaurants include:
- Sprains & Strains caused by lifting or balancing heavy trays or containers of dirty dishes
- Injuries caused by reaching across tables to serve or clear a table
- Overexertion Injuries caused by lifting and moving tables and chairs to provide customer seating
- Injuries resulting from violence, including robbery
- Burns or Scaldings from the stove, dishwasher, oven, deep fryers, etc.
- Burns or Electrocution caused by faulty electrical appliances or damaged or worn electrical cords
- Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals
- Cuts and Lacerations from sharp knives or other utensils
- Slip & Falls from spills
If you have experienced injury from your work environment in the food industry, such as a restaurant, you can be entitled to compensation. For questions, contact our Georgia workers’ compensation attorneys at Kaufman Law.