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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What items can fall and cause damage in a restaurant?


    Restaurants and restaurant kitchens are by their very nature packed with objects that could fall and cause damage and/or personal injuries to customers or employees. The list of possible items that could fall includes, naming just some of many:

    • Cutlery
    • Cups, saucers, plates and other crockery
    • Bottles and glasses
    • Pots and pans
    • Food or food storage containers

    Depending on the design and decor of a restaurant, decorative items on shelves or walls may cause injuries by falling onto customers or staff members; poorly fitted or defective wall or ceiling lights may become detached and fall; curtain rails may drop off walls, and so on. In an older, perhaps poorly-maintained building, bits of plaster or even masonry may also fall and cause accidental injuries to those unfortunate enough to be below them at the time.

    Injury by falling objects

    If you were injured by falling objects at a restaurant, you may be eligible to claim for personal injury compensation. All claims must be put into action within no more than a maximum of 36 months after the injury was sustained.

    Slips, trips and falls

    In a similar fashion, people injured by slipping, tripping or falling in restaurants or other public places may be entitled to receive accidental injury compensation if the accident leading to their injury was caused by another person. Here, too, the time limit for making a claim for compensation is three years.

    Public liability claims

    Finding out whether you are definitely entitled to claim for compensation and making claims for compensation is made much easier and affordable thanks to the Accident Advice Helpline. This company, a law firm specialising in securing compensation for people who suffered injuries through no fault of their own, offers free advice and legal assistance for compensation claims on a no win no fee** basis.

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    How to contact Accident Advice Helpline

    The company may be contacted 24/7 via a freephone helpline. Calls are obligation-free and confidential, and advisors are knowledgeable; helpful and friendly. Alternatively, injured individuals or their families (depending on circumstances) can initiate contact by completing the compensation calculator on the firm’s website; having an online chat with an advisor, or using the site’s contact form. Whichever option is chosen, all personal details provided by callers will be kept strictly confidential. This, of course, also applies to any information discussed with the company’s in-house compensation solicitors assigned to a case.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.