Busy workplaces have their fair share of accidents. A serious workplace injury can be a worrying situation from a financial point of view. As long as the accident happened while at work, you should be able to claim workers’ compensation. All major employers like the Cheesecake Factory have insurance to cover these sorts of eventualities. Payments are usually relatively straightforward as long as the claim is prepared on time and sufficient evidence is submitted that shows how the accident took place and that the injury was due to the job. You should also have confirmation of the costs of medical treatment. A workers’ comp. lawyer can help you with evidence and more generally with any other aspect of your claim. Accidents at the Cheesecake Factory The Cheesecake Factory is a well known bakery and restaurant specializing in cheesecakes and other delicacies prepared on site. Employees are engaged in preparing and making the food served at the restaurant, serving customers and keeping the place well managed, clean and tidy. Cheesecake Factory employees face a number of accident risks at work. Kitchen workers are at risk of wounds and amputations when using cutting equipment. Hot stoves, cooking equipment and utensils may burn hands and arms, while hot liquids and steam can cause scalding. Restaurant staff may slip, trip and fall at any time, but especially if the floor surface I the restaurant is particularly slippery. These sorts of accidents can cause injuries ranging from minor sprains and strains to cuts, bruising broken limbs, spinal and head injuries if the fall is a bad one. Evidence You Should Collect The first step in any workers’ comp. claim is letting your restaurant manager know about the injury. When the accident is officially recorded it serves to confirm that the injury happened while you were at work and sets the date from when compensation should be paid, assuming that you are too badly injured to return to work straight away. You can also ask anyone working on the same shift at the restaurant to write a statement or provide an oral recording of what they saw happen and what they saw about your injuries. Make sure you collect a copy of the doctor’s report made after assessing your injuries. This should have recommendations for treatment, whether this is just rest, or bandaging, medication, further tests and / or scans, x-rays, surgery etc. Whenever you have to pay for anything relate to the injury or you receive bills for medical treatment, you should keep copies and submit these with all the other evidence when you file your claim. How a Workers’ Comp Lawyer Can Help Whatever your injuries, it can be helpful to talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer about your claim. The lawyer will provide advice about the sort of evidence you should have and help with other aspects of your claim. Additional Resources Who Is Covered Under Cheesecake Factory’s* Workers’ Comp? Denied Workers’ Comp. at Cheesecake Factory* Disclaimer The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against the Cheesecake Factory, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.