Kitchen Hazards

Food preparation is a chore that comes with many potential health risks. Both cooks and customers of restaurants can become the victims of kitchen hazards. There are a number of safety procedures that cooks must pay attention to when working in a kitchen in order to prevent injuries or illnesses.

There is no excuse for a kitchen hazard injuring as an employee or customer. If you or someone you know has been injured or fallen ill due to a kitchen hazard, seek medical attention immediately and then call the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, P.C. at (800) 520-3633 for legal help.

Potential Kitchen Injuries

There are many types of injuries that can result from kitchen hazards. Common accidents that occur inside the kitchen are:

  • lacerations due to utensils
  • burns due to grease fires and heated surfaces
  • slips and falls due to unmaintained floors
  • carbon monoxide inhalation

Common injuries that occur outside the kitchen are:

  • sharp objects or glass in food
  • harsh chemicals in food

Potential Kitchen Illnesses

Customers in restaurants may also fall ill to kitchen hazards. In addition, cooks and other employees may also fall ill when they sample tainted food. The most common illnesses that occur from consumption are due to undercooked:

  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Pork
  • Vegetables

People can also become ill if they consume food containing cleaning agents.

Contact Us

If you or someone you know has been injured or has fallen ill due to kitchen negligence, contact the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, P.C. today at (800) 520-3633.