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Getting Injured as an IHOP Employee

For college students and young people all over the country, working in a restaurant is a great way to earn money while studying and getting accustomed to adult life. Although it’s a fantastic career for anybody, it also comes with its dangers.

At IHOP, employees are protected under workers’ comp coverage…but there are certain steps you need to take to secure compensation. Today, we’ve got the advice you need!

About IHOP

Short for International House of Pancakes, IHOP has become an institution right across the US and they now have around 1,650 locations. With over 60 years of experience, their breakfast menu continues to impress, and the vast majority of locations are open 24/7.

Risks at IHOP

For anybody who has worked at a restaurant, you’ll know that there are many ways you can get injured. Rather than in an office where everything is calm (most of the time!), everybody is always moving in a restaurant (including the customers) and the environment is always changing.

In the past, at The Injury Firm, we’ve seen the following injuries;

  • Burns and breathing problems after coming into contact with chemicals without the right training or equipment
  • Burns with hot equipment and tools
  • Slips and falls in the kitchen and out in the restaurant area itself

In truth, every single accident is different. On the way down, you might smash a glass and suffer cuts on your arms and legs. Alternatively, you might trip over damaged concrete in the parking lot and land on the rough surface.

Following the Correct Procedure

After being involved in an accident and getting hurt while working at IHOP, the first step should be to report the accident to an immediate superior. As well as offering treatment, they will start the reporting process. If necessary, you’ll be taken to a hospital where your care will extend.

By following this process, the seriousness of your accident cannot be questioned. If you go home without medical treatment and later claim for compensation, the main question will be why you didn’t alert somebody to the injury.

Once you’ve received treatment, then you can reach out to a slip and fall lawyer. Unfortunately, the filing process can be a little confusing and there’s more than one way to go wrong. With a personal injury lawyer who has experience dealing with workers’ comp cases, you’ll be in great hands and you don’t have to worry about making mistakes.

Just because you’re an employee with a certain company, this doesn’t mean you’re forced to accept injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages. Workers’ comp coverage is there for a reason; rather than taking risks with your coverage, partner with us and allow us to protect your rights while fighting your corner.

When the correct steps are followed, you receive a fair settlement and you don’t have to cripple your family financially for the foreseeable future!

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