£5,500 Compensation for Catering Employee

Injury: hand

Joy was working in a kitchen and she leaned over to pull down the serving shutter that had already been reported as faulty. She had to apply extra force to close it and as she did so the shutter suddenly released itself and landed hard on her hand.

£7,000 for Catering Employee

Injury: hip

Maria was employed by a large catering company. She had just finished the night shift and was cleaning up ready for the day shift to start. She gathered up some rubbish to carry it to the food compactor.  She walked through a door leading to the warehouse but as she went through it she slipped on a puddle of oil on to the floor and injured her hip. A container full of used chip fat had been left there but the container was so full that fat had overflowed onto the floor.