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Restaurant & Food Service Accidents

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From Chinatown to Harlem to Flushing and all points in between, there is no shortage of places to eat in New York City. There is also no shortage of food service injuries. The food service industry poses certain risks to all types of workers — chefs, bakers, bartenders, servers, baristas and dishwashers, to name a few.

If you have been injured on the job, you need to contact an established New York workers’ comp lawyer. The legal team at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano LLP is ready to fight to get you the money you need to make a full recovery.

Common hazards in the food service industry

Restaurant accidents can happen in an instant: in the dining room, behind the grill, in the walk-in refrigerator, at the bar, or in the storage room or the bathroom. Hazards of the food service industry include:

  • Hot ovens, grills, and stovetops
  • Sharp objects like knives and broken glass
  • Slippery floors
  • Loose cords
  • Power slicers
  • Heavy lifting
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Deep fryers
  • Food processors
  • Cluttered aisles
  • Kitchen fires

Food service injuries

In the hectic environment of a New York restaurant or bar, accidents can happen fast. Some of the most common injuries that food service workers get are:

  • Sprains to the ankle, wrist or knee.
  • Cuts and punctures from cutlery, food processors and other sharp objects.
  • Burns from ovens, hot plates and kitchen fires.
  • Eye injuries, especially among cooks who work with boiling liquids and sizzling pans.
  • Fractures (broken bones) from slip, trip and falls.
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) such as muscle pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, neck tension and nerve pain.

Let us put our experience to work for you

Whether you are a host, kitchen manager, chef, line cook, server, runner, barback, dishwasher or other food service employee, if you have been injured at work, you are due compensation for your injuries. It doesn’t matter if you’re a full-time, part-time, seasonal or temporary worker; if you’re an employee hurt on the job, even on your first day of work, you get workers’ compensation.

However, filing a claim for workers’ compensation can be a complicated process at a time when you are trying to heal and get your life back on track. There is a lot at stake. Let Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano LLP put our legal skills to use for you.

Our lawyers offer free case evaluations. Call us, toll-free, at (866) 840-6709 or contact us online to schedule a free legal review of your case. Every discussion is confidential and there is no obligation, just answers about your legal rights and options.