Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers: Restaurant EmployeesJanuary 16, 2017
Anytime you go out to eat at a restaurant, a host typically greets you as you enter, a server takes and delivers your order, and the chef prepares the food that you eat. There are also the employees working behind the scenes washing dishes, cleaning bathrooms, removing ice and snow from the parking lot, and other tasks necessary for a restaurant to run smoothly. While working in a restaurant can be a rewarding, it can also be physically demanding, causing a range of workplace injuries.
Depending on the employee’s job responsibilities, the potential injuries can range from minor to severe. For example, a chef could suffer from severe burns from a hot grease spill. A server could fall on a slippery kitchen floor, resulting in a compound fracture from the impact of the fall. A restaurant manager could suffer from a serious spine injury from falling while removing ice from the sidewalk outside the restaurant. Dishwashers who do the same repetitive tasks every day often experience chronic joint pain. These are just a few of the many injuries that can, and do, occur in restaurants across the country.
When an employee is injured while on the job, Workers’ Compensation is designed to provide financial compensation for his or her injuries, including medical costs and lost wages. It is important that you act quickly and report the workplace accident to your employer as soon as possible. Seek immediate medical attention for your injuries and make sure that you request copies of all medical reports and tests. It is also in your best interest to speak to an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer who is on your side and can answer any questions you may have about the claims process.
Examples of Restaurant Employee Settlements
The following are two examples of food industry employees who received Workers’ Compensation settlements for their injuries that occurred while working in a restaurant setting:
- A worker who fractured his wrist after slipping on a wet floor received a Workers’ Compensation settlement of $25,043.75 resulting from a right distal radium ulnar fracture.
- After ongoing, repeated use of his arm, a restaurant butcher could not return to work after being diagnosed with ulnar nerve release, shoulder arthroscopy, and trigger thumb. He received a Workers’ Compensation settlement of $138,704.70.
Baltimore Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Advocate for Injured Workers
The Workers’ Compensation claims process can be very complex. Therefore, it is in your best interest to seek legal representation so that you have the best chance of obtaining a fair result. Baltimore Workers’ Compensation lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton are on your side and will protect your rights and guide you through every step of the claims process. We will see to it that you are treated with the respect that you deserve and that you receive the financial compensation to which you are entitled. To schedule a free consultation with one of our dedicated team of lawyers, call us today at 844-556-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.