Injured Restaurant Workers Need a Tough San Francisco Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Anyone working in one of the more than 76,000 places to eat and drink in California knows how dangerous it can be. Restaurant workers move about at a frenetic pace exposed to hot stoves, scalding foods, sharp knives, and other hazards while carrying heavy trays loaded with plates of food and glassware. Spills and dropped food add to the risk of being injured by making floors slippery and dangerous. If you are injured while working at a restaurant, then Alex Bonilla can provide legal advice to ensure that you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Including access to medical treatment and compensation for lost wages.
Common injuries suffered by restaurant employees.
Restaurant work exposes you to hazardous cleaning chemicals, dangerously slippery floors, sharp knives, scalding liquids and shards of broken glass daily. It also involves lifting heavy objects and repetitive physical movements that over time, can cause you to develop job-related disorders. Some of the most common injuries attributable to working in a restaurant include:
- Cuts, lacerations, and amputation
- Puncture wounds
- Eye damage caused by foreign objects, including broken glass
- Carpal tunnel and other repetitive stress disorders
- Bone fractures
- Strains and sprains
- Knee injuries
- Electric shock and electrocution
- Back, neck and shoulder injuries
- Concussions and traumatic brain injury
An injury suffered while working at a restaurant may entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits provided it was related to your job. You do not have to prove that anyone was at fault in causing you to be injured to collect benefits. Nor can you be denied benefits if you were at fault.
Getting the benefits you deserve
You should notify the owner or manager of the restaurant of any injury or illness related to your job. Employers in California must provide workers’ compensation insurance covering their employees. Depending upon the extent of your injury or illness, benefits may include:
- Payment of medical expenses for treatment related to the injury or illness
- Benefits for lost wages if you cannot return to work while undergoing treatment
- Permanent disability benefits
We make sure you get all of the benefits that you deserve even if your employer violates the law by not having workers’ compensation insurance.
Employers who fail to cover their employees with workers’ compensation insurance are subject to severe fines and penalties. As your lawyer, Alex Bonilla fights on your behalf to have benefits paid.
Tough, client-oriented San Francisco workers’ compensation lawyer
Alex Bonilla has the experience, knowledge, and skills to get injured restaurant workers the benefits they need to prevent financial harm. Call us now to schedule an appointment to get answers to the questions you have about your workers’ compensation claim.