Restaurants have a duty of care to prevent customers being injured on their premises. This includes minimising the risk of food being spilled on customers. If you were burnt by hot food spilled on you in a restaurant, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation.
Being burnt by hot food spilled on you is not the only restaurant accident that could warrant a compensation claim. You could also have a right to claim if you were, for example, injured by slipping on wet flooring, spilled drinks or dropped food in a restaurant. The same applies to trips on poorly maintained or cluttered pathways and stairs or injuries by tripping on potholes in a restaurant car park.
Made ill by food
Being made ill by contaminated food in a café or restaurant could also entitle you to make a claim for food poisoning compensation.
When you can claim
Personal injury claims must be filed within three years from the date an injury was sustained or a food poisoning infection was diagnosed. In other words, you could make a claim for compensation if you were injured in any kind of accident in a restaurant if:
- Your injury was caused by someone else’s mistake, carelessness or negligence
- You sustained your personal injury within the last three years
We, Accident Advice Helpline, can provide you with helpful advice on when and how to claim. Our in-house solicitors can also help you to bring your claim to a swift satisfactory conclusion.
We are a law firm specialising in personal injury claims. Established in 2000, we have a highly skilled, experienced nationwide legal team capable of conducting most claims almost exclusively over the phone and with as little hassle for you as possible.
In many cases, our solicitors even manage to negotiate out-of-court settlements. Due to often significant variations in the circumstances surrounding individual cases, we cannot, however, guarantee that we will be able to do so in your case.
These variations also mean we are unable to tell you exactly how long it will take to conclude your claim or exactly how much compensation you will get. Any predictions with regards to time frames and/or compensation amounts we may make will, therefore, be approximate estimates based on previous cases.
Burnt by hot food spilled on you
If you contracted a food poisoning infection; suffered a slip, trip or fall injury or were burnt by hot food spilled on you, call our freephone helpline from your mobile: 0333 500 0993 or a UK landline: 0800 689 0500 to learn more.
Date Published: March 13, 2017
Author: Accident Advice