NYC Food Service and Restaurant Accident Lawyer

Injured working in the NYC Restaurant?

Restaurants are one of the most hectic environments to be in. With so many workers and customers, something is bound to go wrong. Additionally, with other forces to play such as gas and fire, it is dangerous to be working in the backend. However, just like with any other company, restaurant workers who are injured on the job, are entitled to workers’ compensation.

At The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian, we protect you from becoming another statistic. Our attorneys are here to protect your right to fair worker’s compensation when you are injured on the job. Accidents are severe and can drastically change your life, and while recovery is your number one, the medical bills is another struggle you will face. Let us fight for you and get the compensation you deserve!

File Food Service and Restaurant Workers' Compensation Claim

Each case is different! Submit us a message using our contact form or call us at 718-362-3180 for a free legal consultation to discuss your case.

Workers' Compensation for Food Service and Restaurant Workers in New York and Long Island

Types of Restaurant Accidents

Our experienced team at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian handle all restaurant workplace accidents, including:


Equipment malfunction

Falling objects and debris

Slip, trip, and fall


Toxic chemical exposure

Regardless if you are a manager, front-of-house employee, or back-of-house employee, etc. you have a right to workers’ compensation for your injuries!


While the restaurant environment isn’t as dangerous as say construction, restaurant workers still face numerous risks every day at the workplace. Big or small, the environment in the restaurant gets so busy, that many workers aren’t able to watch and care for themselves. Some common causes for these accidents include:

No signages for slippery and wet floors

Not wearing non-slip shoes or having non-slip floors

Improper maintenance of front and backend of restaurant

Failure to prevent kitchen fires

Improper storage of food

These can easily be prevented, but if not, can cause dangerous, even life-threatening injuries.

Common NYC Restaurant Injuries

Restaurants need to maintain communication and supervision with their workers. Without proper safety protocols followed, serious injuries can occur such as:

Cuts and burns

Lower back injury


Loss of function of limbs

Head and neck injuries


This can lead to some severe life-altering changes. Old or young, you still have a life to live. And with medical bills and possible loss of wages, it will be a burden. Workers’ compensation is important for you!

Workers’ Compensation Benefits
for Food Service and Restaurant Workers

If you are a waiter, server, host, chef, or food service worker, and got injured while working in a restaurant or other food-related establishment, you are legally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In New York State, all employers are legally obligated to have workers’ compensation insurance which has your back covered in case of a restaurant accident. These benefits may include, but are not limited to the following:

Medical Care

Workers are covered with medical treatment/care and reimbursed for medical expenses including doctor visits, testing, prescription, surgery, and more.

Lost Wage Reimbursement

Workers temporarily unable to go back to work are able to receive reimbursements for lost wages. These cash payments are usually 2/3 of their average weekly wages or maximum approved payment.

Permanent Disability Benefits

Also called Scheduled Loss of Use (SLU), these are cash benefits paid to workers who have suffered permanent injuries and are unable to return back to work.

Vocational Rehabilitation

If the injury has caused the worker to not be able to return back to their previous job field, vocational rehabilitation allows them to receive employment through training benefits and job placement.

Death Benefits for Family Members

If a worker suffers a fatal injury resulting in death, surviving family members are able to receive to receive death benefits and payments for funeral expenses.

Regardless if you were totally to blame for the accident, workers’ compensation in NYC is a no-fault system. No party is to blame, which means you can get workers’ compensation benefits after a construction accident.

Don’t wait to talk to a lawyer! If you were hurt on the job, call us at The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian. Our experienced restaurant accident lawyers in NYC are ready to help you get the fair compensation you deserve! From managers, to servers, caterers, hosts, etc. we serve all types of restaurant workers.

We handle all complex cases, get a free case review/consultation. And you pay no fees until you win your case! Call our office today or use our contact form and let us help you get justice!

Queens-based NYC Workers’ Compensation Attorney Edmond Hakimian

Edmond J. Hakimian, Esq.

Workers’ Compensation Attorney
in New York City & Long Island

The Law Offices of Edmond J. Hakimian PC. represents knowledge and years of experience advocating for our New York City and Long Island clients in the area of workers’ compensation, work injury compensation, personal injury compensation, social security disability, as well as legal protection for uninsured employers.

Call now and get a free food service and restaurant worker accident legal consultation and case evaluation. Pay nothing unless your case is won!

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