Am I able to claim compensation for a chef burnt by chip pan oil if I was aware that the chip pan was not safe to use?
You may be eligible to claim compensation for a chef burnt by chip pan oil in an accident even though you were aware that the chip pan was not safe. You may however have to forfeit a portion of any settlement awarded to you to represent your own contribution to your injuries.
In order to pursue compensation for a chef burnt by chip pan oil in a kitchen you will most likely have to prove that someone other than yourself was responsible for your accident. As your injury was sustained in work, this will have to be your employer. As employers owe their workers a duty of care — meaning that they are obligated to ensure that workers’ work environments are as safe as possible — they may be held liable for an accident which happens at work, even if they were not involved in the incident itself.
For your claim for a kitchen injury to be successful it is important to be able to prove that you sought medical attention immediately after sustaining an injury. In order to qualify for chef injury compensation you may be requested to produce a medical report of your injuries. As it is unlikely that your claim for compensation for a chef burnt by chip pan oil will be successful if you are unable to produce a medical record, you should seek treatment for your injuries immediately if you have not already done so.
You should also gather as much evidence as you can to support your claim for chef injury compensation: CCTV footage, photographs of your injuries and the faulty chip pan and witness statements may be able to be procured. You should also be able to submit an entry in your employer’s Accident Report Book, which will serve as a statement of your version of events. If your employer was aware that the chip pan was faulty you should mention so, although it will still be likely that your claim will be reduced to reflect your own contribution to your injury.
The impact of contributory negligence on your claim for a kitchen injury can explained in more detail by a personal injury claims solicitor. A solicitor will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding pursuing chef injury compensation. As claimants usually have many questions about how to claim for a kitchen injury it is advisable to write a list before you attend your initial consultation. Speaking with a solicitor about your claim for compensation for a chef burnt by chip pan oil in a kitchen should be done as soon as possible in order to maximise the likelihood of you being able to procure your maximum possible entitlement.