Can I claim for an injury at a pop up restaurant? Pop up restaurants are a fun and exciting way for entrepreneurs to sell their product to the public. However, pop up restaurants are not just for budding entrepreneurs, many big names in the restaurant business use these restaurants to generate more publicity for their more established restaurants. Pop up restaurants appear suddenly, stay open for a few days and then disappear. Normal restaurants, which have fixed premises, have to comply with health and safety rules and there are regular inspections to ensure that they do so. However, what about this kind of restaurant? Do the same rules apply to them? Can you even find out who you would bring a claim against?
Do the same regulations apply to pop up restaurants?
At Accident Advice Helpline we have experienced lawyers who have helped thousands of claimants with their personal injury claims. Pop up restaurants may be a new phenomenon but at Accident Advice Helpline we keep abreast of developments so if you want an answer to the question ‘Can I claim for an injury at a pop up restaurant?’ then contact us.
Pop up restaurants can be run anywhere. A pop up restaurant can be opened in someone’s home or in premises that have already been used as a restaurant. It may sound like fun to open a restaurant for a short period in your own home or vacant premises, but this does not mean that health and safety issues can be ignored. All food businesses have to ensure that food is stored in such a way as to comply with food hygiene requirements. This means that the storage areas must be clean, staff must be trained to correctly handle food and there must be the correct equipment for refrigerating food and maintaining it at the correct temperature. All operators of pop up restaurants must also obtain a licence from the local council.
Health and safety rules are the same for pop up restaurants as they are for more established restaurants. Just like restaurants in more permanent locations they have to ensure that staff are adequately trained, risk assessments have been carried out and all reasonable precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of both staff and customers. What this means is that if you have suffered an injury during a visit to a pop up restaurant you have the same rights with regards to compensation as you would have in a more established restaurant.
Therefore, the answer to the question ‘Can I claim for an injury at a pop up restaurant?’ is yes. We operate on a no win no fee basis and we deal with all claims in an efficient and professional way. We will try to obtain the maximum compensation for your claim. We will also be able to advise you on additional items that you could claim for such as lost income. If you want to check the amount of compensation that you might receive use our 30-second compensation calculator on our website.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown