Those who work in restaurants have anything but an “easy day.” Restaurant workers have a variety of responsibilities, from cooking, to serving, to cleaning, and more. Unfortunately, restaurants, like anywhere, are not immune from safety hazards. This is why those injured in restaurant accidents generally seek financial compensation to help cover the cost of their medical bills, in-home care, lost wages, and more. If you are someone who has found themselves in this unfortunate situation, here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:
What are some of the most common injuries employees sustain in restaurant accidents?
- Burns from faulty or malfunctioning appliances. These accidents generally happen quickly and without warning, which is partly how people are so severely injured in them.
- 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
How do I know if I am eligible for financial compensation?
To successfully sue another party, you must first satisfy the burden of proof. This means you will have to prove that they are the direct cause of your injuries. A seasoned attorney can effectively collect and present evidence to prove your claim. Your attorney may use photographs or videos of the accident, pictures of the safety hazard, medical documents, police reports, witness statements, and more.
Though employers are responsible for ensuring their workers’ safety, they sometimes fail to do so, and you can get seriously injured as a result. However, a serious lawsuit could put a restaurant out of business, so you must be ready for your employer to hire an expert team of legal professionals who are ready to fight your claim. This is why you must be proactive and hire an experienced firm yourself.
What is the statute of limitations in Maryland?
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland is three years. This means you are given three years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent party. If you wait too long and neglect to file your claim within the legally acceptable period of time, you may be denied the right to file a lawsuit. Do not let this happen. Reach out to our knowledgeable firm today.
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.