A café could be a small independent place where you can grab a beautifully-brewed cup of coffee. It could also be one of a chain of cafés that are recognisable across the country, serving coffee and snacks throughout the day. Whichever outlet you choose to visit, you will always expect your experience to be a positive one.
Imagine then how it might feel to slip over while in a café. When you turn back and look, you see a spilled drink on the floor that you slid over in. Alternatively there may have been cake that had been dropped and not cleaned up, and this might have made the floor slippery. Either way, your visit might end up with you experiencing an injury instead of the nice experience you were planning on having.
A slip may not seem to be the most serious of incidents to happen. You would be right in many cases, but there are times when you could end up twisting an ankle, breaking a bone in your hand or wrist, or even suffering sprained muscles or ligaments as a result of a slip that causes you to fall over.
Every café owner has a duty of care to make sure their premises are safe for everyone to use. This means they must keep their customers safe as well as their staff. To this end, everything should be kept clean and tidy at all times. Even if the café starts off that way, it may not stay like it for long if there are spillages that are not cleaned up. As we have already learned, there are many ways in which people could potentially slip over through no fault of their own.
Are you entitled to make a claim?
You won’t immediately think of making a café slip compensation claim in a situation like this. No doubt you’ll feel a little embarrassed to start with, and you may not even realise until later that you have any kind of injury at all.
If you want to know more about café slip compensation, call the team at Accident Advice Helpline. Our free enquiry line is always open on 0800 689 0500. Once you know whether you could make a claim, you can see whether a no win, no fee* claim could be a possibility thanks to our expert lawyers.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead