Knives are one of the most notoriously dangerous utensils in the kitchen. It is a flattened metal wedge which is used in cutting meat, vegetables, fruits, and all kinds of food. But the edge of a knife can also cut on human skin, breaking epithelial tissues down to muscle tissues, causing minor to severe injuries.
Although knife accidents usually occur only because of sheer inexperience or carelessness of the user, it is also possible that the event is caused by another party’s negligence or product liability. Negligence from another party may occur if the knife accidentally cuts someone because it should be anywhere else but there. Proper storage of sharp materials is a standard procedure at any kitchen.
The individual who is responsible for placing the knife in an unsafe location is, legally speaking, required to give out compensation. The haggling of the amount is usually done by a personal injury attorney who is hired by the claimant.
Note that the job of the attorney, although important in determining the value of the damages done, comes second into ensuring the safety of the potential plaintiff. Knife injuries in the kitchen can be fatal if not properly treated, or could cause long-term infections especially on the microbe-infested raw foods which are usually used in the kitchen.
So instead of relying on the post-injury compensation of injury claims, it is better to try and prevent the sharp edge of the knife from slicing your skin beforehand. As the previous locution goes, the bar is healthier than cure.
- Always check the places where you grope your hands in the kitchen for any sharp object.
- Check if the handle of a knife works properly, some accidents are caused by these kinds of accidents
- A falling knife should be left alone, do not attempt to catch it.
- For cuts, attempt to stave off the bleeding immediately.
- If the bleeding is squirting and exhibits a bright red coloration, call a doctor immediately.