Kitchen Safety

Kitchen accidents are quite prevalent due to the hazardous materials that are often present in this environment, including: sharp blades; wet and slippery agents such as water, soap and oil; and hot food and appliances. Common injuries that are sustained in the kitchen include cuts, lacerations, fractured bones, burns, and electrical shock. Though these accidents can happen at any time, often without warning, it is important to do your part to limit risk wherever possible.

Certain accidents that occur in the kitchen may not be your fault, but rather the fault of another individual or company. If you sustained an injury due to the negligent behavior of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation under the law. To learn more about your individual rights, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

Safety Tips

The following tips can help you stay safe in the kitchen and limit the chance of an accident:

  • Make sure the batteries in your smoke detector are in working order.
  • Do not leave a stove or oven unattended when it is on.
  • Keep all of your raw food products away from your ready-to-eat products. This includes separating utensils, cutting boards, and any other device that has touched a raw product.
  • Put out a kitchen fire with a fire extinguisher or baking soda, not water or grease, as these can make the fire worse.
  • Wear an apron or form-fitting clothing while working in the kitchen. Loose, long sleeves can be a fire hazard, as well. Pull your hair back in a pony tail if it is long enough to interfere with your cooking.
  • Use extra caution around knives and sharp blades.

Negligent companies who put out defective products or other individuals who do not behave safely in the kitchen should be held accountable for their actions. Sometimes the best way to bring these parties to justice is in a court of law. To learn if you have a viable case, it would be best to consult with an experienced Phoenix personal injury attorney regarding your specific claim.

Contact Us

To learn more about kitchen safety and personal injury, in general, call the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 800-763-0964 today.

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