In a fast-moving commercial kitchen, the opportunities for a fire to ignite are many – from grease fires to large-scale equipment malfunction. The National Fire Protection Agency cites more than 11,000 fires in kitchen and dining establishments annually, and what begins as a small problem can quickly spread. Beyond the workplace, more than 150,000 occur in homes. Cooking equipment, deep fryers, and ranges may all be culprits, and effects can range in severity, including injury, disability, or even death.
While human error is a factor in home and commercial kitchen fires alike, improper systems maintenance, faulty equipment, and other issues may make third parties liable. If you or a loved one has suffered a kitchen burn, the NJ Burn Injury Lawyers at Gill & Chamas are prepared to review your facts and fight for the compensation to which you may be entitled.
What to Do in a Kitchen Fire
Kitchen fire injuries are often sustained when individuals attempt to fight them on their own. If you are involved in a kitchen fire:
- Remember never to pour water on a grease fire (smother it)
- Exit the building as quickly as possible
- Cooperate with police and safety officials
- Seek professional medical burn diagnosis
- Contact an experienced NJ Burn Accident Attorney
Demand an Experienced NJ Burn Injury Legal Team
While minor burns may be considered a rite of passage for commercial cooks, the effects can be much more serious, ranging from scarring to disability or loss of life. Gill & Chamas takes special pride in its record of successful client outcomes spanning more than three decades. If you or a loved one has been injured in a kitchen fire, speak with one of our NJ Burn Accident Lawyers before contacting your insurance company. We merge passion and dedication, using the law to help clients recover.
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