Wrist Injuries: 3 Financial Impacts For Pizza Chefs

7 July 2016
 Categories: Law, Blog


Tossing a pizza and creating edible masterpieces requires a lot of work and talent. When you damage your wrist in an injury incident, it can dramatically change your ability to make pizza and properly perform your job. Along with losing out on your regular income, there may be other financial impacts directly related to the incident. By working with a personal injury lawyer, you can seek compensation for these impacts from the party responsible for the injuries. Browse through the following three impacts and see how they can apply to your wrist injury settlement case.

Special Events

As a pizza chef, there may be times outside of the restaurant where you were hired to use your skills. for example, you may be hired to catered events like carnivals, fairs, or weddings. If this is the case, then this is extra income that you are losing out on due to your injury. You may also have to cancel appearances in pizza competitions. This is another way you may have earned money as a pizza chef. By using examples of past events and winnings, a lawyer can help seek compensation for the potential lost income.

Adaptive Equipment

Healing from a wrist injury can take a lot of time. If you're eager to return back to your career as a pizza chef, then you can help with your wrist injury by purchasing adaptive equipment. One of the best examples of this is a wrist guard and brace. This type of equipment will help support your wrist as you toss pizza dough, add toppings, and lift large pans into ovens. When moving forward with a personal injury case, the costs of this equipment may be included as evidence. A lawyer can help seek compensation for the equipment and any future equipment that you may need while working as a pizza chef.

Physical Therapy

Working with pizza requires muscles, agility, and fine motor skills as you're kneading the dough. As you heal through a wrist injury, you may lose some of this ability. Instead of struggling to make pizzas again, you can help with your job performance by attending physical therapy sessions. When attending physical therapy, you may have to pay for some costs out of your own pocket. If this is the case, then these costs may become part of your settlement case. An attorney can use the physical therapy bills and future physical therapy costs as a piece of evidence.

Contact an attorney like one from Risley Law Firm, P.C. soon after the wrist injury to schedule a meeting and discuss your different options.