Accident at work in the Catering and Hospitality Industry

Slips, trips and falls are the most 
common cause of accidents at work in the hospitality sector, most affected are affected are kitchen assistants,
chefs and waiting staff.

It is often suggested that some some people assume there is a degree of risk and potential injury in any workplace scenario. While this may be the case to a certain degree, it is worth remembering that each individual employer has a duty of care to protect their employees.

Health and Safety Commission statistics reveal that the most common types of accidents in the catering industry are:

• slips and trips
• falls from height
• being struck by a moving or falling object
• contact with a harmful substance
• injuries from lifting or carrying a load

Analysis by the Health and Safety Executive of accidents in the catering industry shows that the underlying cause of accidents is a failure in management systems, such as:

• equipment and workplaces being unsafe for particular tasks
• safe procedures not being in place
• equipment not installed and maintained properly
• staff not competent in the tasks and misuse of equipment or workplaces

Employers Duty of Care

When in the workplace, an employer has a legal duty of care to ensure that their employees are protected. There will be incidents where the employer has done all they could to make the workplace as safe as possible but an accident still occurred.

It will depend upon the type of accident and the specific details but just because there is an accident in the workplace causing injury does not necessarily mean your employer was negligent and may be liable to damages.

To discuss your claim, contact us a free initial no obligation consultation. 0161 685 0700

Our dedicated legal experts can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support offering you the peace of mind you need so if you or your family member has suffered as a result of an injury at work, we will

  • discuss your incident and symptoms and the options available to you
  • make the process straight forward and hassle free
  • evaluate the impact that the work injury has had on your life

Although advances in health and safety equipment and practices have gone a long way to preventing many work related illnesses and injuries, but failures on your employer’s part can still have severe consequences.

At Treadstone Law we helped ‘Mr J’ from Wythenshawe with his accident at work claim, where he suffered as a result of defective walk equipment, we were able to attain a settlement of £6000 for him.


We work on a NO WIN NO FEE basis so the risk is all ours. Contact us today to begin your claim.

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