Restaurants and Workers Compensation: A Complete Guide
Restaurant Owner's Guide to Work Comp
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In 2019, food service workers incurred 93,800 nonfatal injuries and illnesses, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, 1 in 20 injuries that happen on the job, occur in a food establishment, according to Cintas Corporation.
Common injuries in restaurants
Some of the most common restaurant claim types include:
Motor vehicle accidents
Vehicle incidents occur most often during deliveries.
Sprains and strains
Employees can injure themselves while lifting, pushing, pulling, and reaching. They may reach across long tables to clear them, gather supplies from hard-to-reach places or carry heavy items.
Slips, trips, and falls
People often slip or trip when food, liquid or grease is spilled on the floor.
Cuts and lacerations
These are the most common injury in the restaurant business and happen when employees use blenders, mixers, slicers, and grinders or handle knives without cut gloves.
Support employees’ mental health
Mental health is a crucial part of workplace safety for any organization. By supporting employees’ emotional wellness, your organization can improve job performance, boost productivity and reduce absenteeism. Learn how to create a culture of care with our collection of mental health resources.
Save on claim costs by putting safety first
Investing time and resources into safety now can provide a big return later. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that for every $1 spent on safety programs, restaurant owners can save between $4 to $6 from costs involving injuries.
We’re committed to supporting restaurant owners in keeping their employees safe. Ready to take the next step to prevent injuries? Browse our free resources to avoid the top risks in your industry.