Common Workplace Injuries: Food Industry Employees

Waiter Carrying Food

Food Service Industry Workers and Workers’ Compensation

From the teen working in a fast food drive-through to the server or chef at a five-star restaurant, there is a multitude of positions that one can hold in the food industry. Regardless of the exclusivity of the establishment where you are employed, there are a number of common potential risks associated with the restaurant industry. Knowledge of common workplace dangers can help to stay safe and to know what to watch for, as well as what your employer is prepared for regarding workers’ compensation.

If you’ve been injured at work as a restaurant or food industry employee and you are seeking compensation, it pays to discuss your injury with a qualified Glendale workers’ compensation attorney from our team at the Law Offices of Wax & Wax. We can help you get the settlement you deserve and need to get back on your feet after an accident.

Common Food Industry

Working in the food industry often involves spills and messes, exposure to extreme heat and cold, dealing with a fast-paced work environment, and exposure to dangerous equipment. These workplace risks can result in injuries from mild to severe.

Common workplace injuries for food service workers include:

  • Cuts and lacerations from kitchen knives, serving utensils, or other dangerous kitchen equipment
  • Burns from ovens, plates, stoves, or other appliances and serving equipment
  • Overexertion injuries such as sprains, strains, back injuries, neck injuries or carpal tunnel
  • Broken bones do to slip and fall accidents
  • Illness due to toxic exposure
  • Hearing loss
  • Injury from carrying or lifting heavy objects

You Deserve to Recover Without Financial Stress

Whether you are suffering from a burn, cut, or repetitive stress injury, you deserve to recover and heal while not undergoing financial duress. Your workers’ compensation claim should not be a source of stress, and our team can help you handle the legal process of securing a settlement on your behalf. We know how frustrating it can be to fight for the coverage of medical expenses and lost wages that result from a work accident. Our team of qualified Glendale workers’ comp attorneys have the experience needed to ensure that you are treated fairly by insurance companies and your employer.

Contact our team to discuss your case at (818) 946-0608.

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