KFC Cook Files Personal Injury Suit Against Employer

Personal injury suit filed against KFCA Texas resident recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise following a burn she allegedly sustained while working in the kitchen of the establishment.

Kathy Kirkwood was employed by the KFC franchise as a cook, according to the Southeast Texas Record. Her lawsuit alleges that while cooking in the kitchen as per the manager's instructions, she burned her hands.

Kirkwood has named the owner of the KFC franchise as the defendant in her personal injury lawsuit, and she alleges that he was negligent in failing to provide her with adequate equipment that would have decreased the risks of such an injury, according to the news source.

She is seeking damages for past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, disfigurement and impairment, the news provider reports.

Kirkwood is represented by a personal injury attorney in her lawsuit.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries nationwide in the private sector in 2009. Almost 1 million of such incidents required those injured to miss time from work.