A guide to making a No Win No Fee chip fryer injury claim
Deep fat fryers, or chip pans, are one of the most dangerous pieces of kitchen equipment. Over 4,000 people are injured every year in accidents involving chip fryers.
If your injury happened at work, it is likely you could make a work accident claim against your employer. Quittance's panel of solicitors have assisted with chip fryer injury cases, and will be able to advise you on how to proceed with your own individual case.
Common claims for chip fryer accidents include compensation for:
- Burns from touching the hot metal surfaces
- Scalds from hot oil
- Burns from fires caused by fryers
If the accident resulted from a faulty chip fryer, you may be able to make a defective product claim, irrespective of whether the accident occurred at work or at home.
Who can claim for chip fryer injuries?
If you were injured by a deep fat fryer at work, you could make a compensation claim depending upon the circumstances.
Your solicitor will help you to prove that a third party - such as your employer or a colleague - was negligent in some way. Examples of chip fryer negligence include:
- Failure to train staff using the fryer on correct and safe operation
- The employee responsible for the fryer left it unattended
- A faulty or poorly maintained fryer
- Staff handling food and other items dangerously close to the fryer
- Staff crowding the person using the chip fryer
How much compensation will you get for a chip fryer accident?
Claimants are entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering caused due to the initial injuries, as well as ongoing issues arising from the accident. These might include psychological trauma as a result of scarring, ongoing pain from burns, medical costs, and financial implications if the injured person is unable to work for a period of time.
Some who are scalded from hot oil find that the damaged skin is extremely sensitive to sunlight, which can affect their quality of life during the summer months and on holiday. The consequences of this sensitivity can also be factored into the compensation calculation.
Guaranteed No Win, No Fee chip fryer injury claim - Pay nothing if you lose
A no win no fee arrangement (technically referred to as a CFA or Conditional Fee Agreement) is put in place between the claimant and a suitably qualified lawyer.
The Conditional Fee Agreement is basically the conditions under which the solicitor is instructed by the claimant.
The contract outlines what the solicitor will do and how he will be paid if your claim is won.
If you use Quittance Personal Injury for your chip fryer injury claim there will be no extra charges , no up-front fees and the reassurance that you will never be out of pocket.
How to proceed
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