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We Defend the Rights of Injured Workers Across California

If you work in a restaurant and suffer a serious injury, you can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Whether you’re a cook, dishwasher, or cashier, all restaurant employees are covered under works’ compensation law in the state of California. Employers in California are required to have workers’ compensation insurance in case the people under their employment suffer a serious injury at work.

After all, the restaurant industry can be a fast-paced and hazardous environment where workers are prone to injury. If you are an employee at a restaurant, and you have been injured while performing your job, you might be entitled to financial compensation.

Our team of workers ‘compensation attorneys have helped clients who perform all sorts of restaurant industry services. From injured chefs to injured delivery drivers, we can take on any restaurant workers' compensation case.

Common Restaurant Employee Injuries

Restaurants have many risks that can harm an employee. Working with food can be messy and can make the workplace full of obstacles that might lead to an injury. From grease on the floor to burning hot stoves, the injuries sustained in a restaurant accident can be devastating.

Common injuries that restaurant employees might suffer at work include the following:

  • Severe Burns
  • Concussions
  • Lacerations
  • Back Injury
  • Broken Bones
  • Electrical Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

These types of workplace injuries can be caused by lifting or moving heavy objects, slips and falls, malfunctioning kitchen appliances, exposure to dangerous chemicals, spilled liquids, broken stairways or railings, sharp utensils and kitchen tools, or hot surfaces.

What Happens If I Fall in a Restaurant?

Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of accidents restaurant employees face. A slip and fall occurs when someone is injured after they slip, trip, and fall down. Restaurants tend to have narrower walkways due to the presence of tables and chairs, and they can have greasy or slippery floors as a result of fallen drinks or food. While anyone can slip and fall in a restaurant, employees who are constantly moving throughout the restaurant are especially at risk.

If you fall in a restaurant while working, there are a number of steps you must take. The most important step is to seek medical attention for your injuries. Even a minor symptom like a headache can turn into brain trauma, which is why it’s important to have a physician examine you for signs of injury.

To build support for your workers’ compensation claim, it’s also crucial that you report your accident to your employer and have the report in writing so you can have a copy. Reporting the accident as soon as possible is necessary to avoid accusations that your accident didn’t occur while you were on the clock. Avoid discussing anything that you were doing that may have played a role in your fall. Gathering testimonies from other coworkers or guests present can also provide the evidence you need to prove your injuries were a direct result of a workplace accident.

An experienced restaurant accident attorney can help you collect evidence from the scene of your accident and talk to witnesses. An attorney is needed to help you determine liability and begin communication with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Many employers and insurance companies will do what they can to avoid paying employees, which is why having an experienced legal team on your side is necessary to achieve the justice you deserve after a slip and fall accident.

Let Us Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Unfortunately, many restaurants workers fail to report their workplace injuries or seek medical treatment because they fear they might suffer consequences from their employer. If you are a restaurant employee, it is important that you report any injury you experience to your supervisor or manager. Make sure you also fill out all of the appropriate workplace accident reports and see a physician to asses your injury.

At the Law Offices of Gary Rodich, our team of skilled lawyers can review your case to determine what type of legal strategy you need to get the benefits that you deserve. We have successfully handled workers’ compensation cases for many types of restaurant industry occupations. We are committed to helping injured workers obtain the justice and compensation that they are entitled to. Let us put our skills to work for you.

Call (818) 403-3737, or contact our Woodland Hills workers' compensation lawyers to get help with your restaurant injury case today. We won’t charge you a fee unless we win your case!