Restaurants can be dangerous for both employees and customers alike. Read on to learn more about restaurant accidents in Maryland.
Common Restaurant Accidents
Unfortunately, it is common for both employees and patrons to sustain injuries in restaurants. The most common restaurant accidents include:
- Burns from faulty or malfunctioning appliances
- Hearing loss from a loud work environment
- Cuts or lacerations from broken glass
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Slip and fall injuries due to spilled beverages or wet floors without the necessary safety hazard warning signs
- Picking up heavy objects
What if I am Injured as a Patron?
If you were injured while visiting a restaurant, you may be entitled to recover compensation. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you will have to fulfill the burden of proof. You can do this by calling 911. The police can send an ambulance to the scene, file an accident report, ensure the scene is safe, and more. You should also seek medical attention right away. Going to the hospital will ensure that your injuries are properly treated, while also providing you with proof of the origin and extent of your injuries. While waiting for the ambulance, be sure to document the scene. In order to do this, take pictures and videos of the hazardous conditions that caused your accident to occur. If anyone saw your accident occur, ask for their contact information, as they may be able to corroborate your version of events. Make sure to speak with an experienced personal injury as soon as possible. A skilled attorney may be able to obtain further proof of negligence, including security camera footage.
What if I am Injured as an Employee?
If you were injured while working in a restaurant, you may be eligible to recover workers’ compensation. If you are injured at work, be sure to report the injury immediately and seek medical attention. Reach out to an attorney right away to discuss your case. A workplace injury can lead to lost wages, expensive hospital bills, and more.
If you have been injured in a restaurant, you may need the help of a dedicated personal injury attorney. Our firm understands the toll an injury can take and we will fight to recover the compensation you deserve. Reach out today to speak with a knowledgeable attorney.
CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED MARYLAND FIRM
The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.