Restaurant employees generally do not punch in wondering whether they’ll get into an accident. Unfortunately, as you know, they happen. If you, as an employee, were injured in a restaurant accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help cover the cost of the damages you have incurred. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What are some of the most common types of restaurant accidents?
- Slip and fall injuries due to slippery floors without warning signs
- Burn or scald injuries from the dishwasher, stove or any other kitchen appliance. These are especially unfortunate when they are the result of a negligently-maintained workspace. Employers must ensure all kitchen equipment is in working condition before giving their employees the “ok” to work.
- Dysfunctional electrical appliances causing burns or electrocutions
- If you are someone who has told your boss you are unable to do certain things, like lift heavy chairs, due to a medical condition and are forced to do it anyway, you may have a shot at compensation if you were injured as a result
- Those who work in drive-thrus or other loud establishments have been known to suffer hearing loss in the past
- Though you would think toxic chemicals have no place in a restaurant, employees are sometimes exposed to them, which can, rather obviously, cause serious injuries.
What injuries have recovered financial compensation in the past?
You may qualify for compensation for the following injuries:
- Fractured bones
- Sprained ankles
- Twisted knees
- Head injuries
- Food poisoning
How do I recover financial compensation after a restaurant accident?
To recover financial compensation, you must hire an experienced attorney who knows the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process. The standard for successfully suing another party is proving that he or she is directly responsible for the injuries you have sustained. To prove your claim, your attorney may use witness statements, pictures or videos of the accident, medical documents, police reports, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
The statute of limitations in Maryland is three years. This means you will have three years from the date of your accident to pursue a lawsuit against a negligent party. Do not wait. Those who wait too long may be barred from suing. Reach out to our firm to get the claims process started.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.