PA Work Comp For Food Service Workers
Restaurants, caterers and other food service providers must meet strict requirements, not only for food safety, but also for the safety of their employees. Even so, employees in the food service industry still sustain serious, life-altering injuries. Whether your injury resulted from a sudden accident on the job or was a condition that developed over time as a result of repetitive movements, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Your body goes through more wear and tear in the food industry than most people realize. Being a bartender, chief, waitress, hostess, etc., means being on your feet for 8 + hours. Any number of injuries can result from this long time standing, bending over, and constant strain on wrists. Working in the restaurant business also means you are allowed to work an insane amount of hours, potentially causing mental implications on your health due to lack of sleep and stress from constant work issues.
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we have provided quality legal service to clients throughout Pennsylvania since 1936. We are dedicated to providing you with the advice, representation and advocacy you need at every stage of your case.
Workers’ Compensation And Third-Party Claims
If you were injured at work, regardless of fault, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If your injuries were caused by a negligent third party, however, you may also have a third-party liability claim. Third parties may include the negligent manufacturer of food service equipment, an outside contractor who came into your workplace or the driver of another vehicle who caused your accident while you were working.
Investigating Your Case And Developing Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
The type of claim you have will depend on the specific facts in your case. Our lawyers will diligently investigate the cause of your injuries in order to help you pursue full and fair compensation and benefits.
Our lawyers have extensive experience investigating the causes of food service work injuries and assisting clients with every aspect of their claims. From restaurant workers and caterers to institutional food service providers, we help injured clients in all positions, including:
- Servers and wait staff
- Chefs, prep cooks and line cooks
- Dishwashers and bussers
- Delivery drivers
- Food runners
Food Service Work Injury
In nearly every position in the food service industry, there are risks. We represent clients who have suffered:
- A serious burn injury from steam, fire or chemicals
- Neck, back and spinal injuries
- Injuries to shoulders, arms, legs and joints
- Head injuries
- Loss of limb and amputation injuries
- Scars and disfigurement
- Carpal Tunnel
We have more than 70 years of experience handling workers’ compensation, personal injury and Social Security claims. If you were injured while working in the food service industry, we have the knowledge, resources and skill to help you handle the insurance company, union issues and the legal matters in your case.
It is the job of your employer to create a safe and stable working environment for their employees, but sometimes employers dabble in the act of negligence. Some examples of negligence in the food industry work place have been noted as being slippery floors, unsanitary working conditions, restaurants left without first aid kits and food preparation stations exceeding the allowed heat limit.
Food industry workers usually rely on tips in order to make a living, leaving it hard to make ends meet to begin with, let alone when you are out of a job due to an injury to received at work. Due to the statistics that have been recorded for the unsettling, high amount of food industry workers that are going to be fatally injured, you as a food industry worker have the right to be covered in the case of an injury.
Get In Touch With An Experienced Lawyer
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we exemplify tradition and push boundaries at the same time. We are the only workers’ compensation law firm in Pennsylvania with three generations of workers’ compensation attorneys who have dedicated their professional practice to protecting the rights of injured workers and disabled adults and children.
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys about your injuries, email our firm or call us at 800-952-9640. Our main office is located in Philadelphia, but we maintain 12 offices statewide for your convenience. We can also come to you if necessary. We offer free initial consultations to injured clients. If you win, we win.