Restaurant employees work as hard as anybody. If they’re not taking orders, they’re either cooking, serving food, cleaning, and more. Very often, restaurant workers must handle several different responsibilities at once, which further contributes to the often hectic environment. Unfortunately, employers do not always show the same level of concern regarding their employees’ safety as they would their own.
Rather obviously, accidents and injuries may occur as a result. If you are an employee who was wrongfully injured, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you may have incurred as a result. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What are the most common causes of restaurant accidents?
Restaurants, as mentioned above, are hectic, and sometimes even downright chaotic. Some of the most common types of restaurant accidents are as follows:
- Employees getting cut or sliced on kitchen silverware
- Burn or scald injuries as a result of malfunctioning kitchen appliances
- Food poisoning from negligently preserved food
- Toxic chemical exposure
- Hearing loss from working in a loud environment
- Slip and fall injuries due to spilled beverages
- Strains and muscle injuries due to heavy lifting
How do I recover financial compensation?
To recover compensation after a restaurant accident, you must first prove that you were, in fact, injured due to another party’s negligence. Fortunately, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you do so. An attorney will obtain photographic or video evidence of your accident, pictures of the safety hazard that caused your accident, eyewitness statements verifying your claim, medical documents detailing the extent of your injuries, police reports, and more to prove your claim. Do not let a negligent party get away with their actions. Speak with our firm as soon as you can.
What is the statute of limitations in Alabama?
In the state of Alabama, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. Please do not wait, because if you wait too long, you will be barred from suing, no matter how badly you truly need the compensation to get back on your feet again. Let us fight for the financial assistance you need.
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