Virginia Lawyer Representing Food Service Workers and Restaurant Employees Injured on the Job
Food-borne illness is a real problem. Not a day goes by that we don’t see or hear about a restaurant with health code violations or a food manufacturer that has had to recall products. Because of the serious injuries that food-borne illness can cause, restaurants and other food service providers must satisfy strict requirements for food safety and the safety of their employees.
Despite these increase standards many employees in the food service industry suffer severe, life-changing injuries. Whether your injury is the result of a sudden accident or a condition that developed over time because of frequent use at work, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits in Virginia.
Corey Pollard provides high quality legal representation to clients throughout Virginia. And he’ll fight for you. Call today to see why hundreds of injured workers in Virginia have turned to us for help getting their claim approved and negotiating a workers comp settlement.
Investigating and Developing Your Food Service Workers Compensation Claim
After the initial consultation our attorneys will investigate the cause of your accident and your specific injuries to determine the best strategy for you. Our goal is to make sure you receive the maximum amount of compensation and benefits possible.
We have represented many food service workers over the years. From dining room attendants to restaurant workers to caterers who both travel to and from and work at large institutions, we help injured workers in many occupations, including:
- Delivery Drivers
- Line cooks
- Prep cooks
- Wait staff
Common Food Service Work Injuries
Working at a restaurant or in food service is tough work. The hours are long and the environment is hectic. Every food service position is at risk of suffering a work accident. We represent restaurant employees and other food service workers in claims involving:
- Amputation caused by a knife or sharp object
- Assault by coworkers or patrons
- Back, neck, and spinal cord injuries
- Burn injury from fire, steam, or cleaning chemicals
- Head injuries from falling objects
- Injuries to the legs, shoulders, ankles, arms, and hands from lifting or carrying items
- Scars and disfigurement from their injuries
- Slip and fall accidents due to liquids and other substances
No matter the cause, we can help you get the workers compensation benefits you deserve. We have helped more than 1,000 clients in cases involving Virginia workers compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability. And if you were injured while working at a restaurant, caterer, or in the food industry – we can help you with your legal matters, including resolving any union issues that affect your workers’ comp claim.
Potential Third-Party Claims
In addition to workers comp you may also be entitled to compensation for your damages through a personal injury lawsuit. As your food service worker injury attorney we’ll investigate your case to see if a third-party’s negligence caused your accident. You may have a claim against the manufacturer of the food service equipment, a contractor who came into your workplace and performed work negligently, or the driver of the vehicle that caused your accident while you were transporting food, in which case you may have a car accident claim.
Call an Experience Injury Lawyer for Restaurant Employees and Food Service Industry Workers
Your free consultation is just a call or e-mail away. To speak with our attorney call now or email our firm. We’re located in Richmond and Newport News, but meet with clients statewide. Let’s get started on the path to recovery.