There is nothing quite as nice as relaxing with a hot drink, especially when it is cold outside and you want a way to warm yourself up. If you are out and about you’ll probably head into a coffee shop or similar outlet, either to enjoy a drink on the premises or to grab a takeaway. Either way you would expect the drink to be ready to enjoy, or provided with a warning to let it cool a little before you attempt to drink it.
You may have seen the takeaway cups provided in most outlets. Normally they will have a warning on them about the temperature of the drink. If this is not the case, you could argue the outlet has been negligent in not providing such a warning.
How dangerous are hot drinks?
We all know we should take appropriate care with hot drinks. However, there are times when things happen that could be out of our control. For example, if you are seated in a coffee shop and someone brings your drink over to you and they spill it on you as they do so, this could result in scalds or burns.
Similarly if a waitress moves past with drinks for another table and she is rushing to get there and knocks into you, this could leave you suffering burn injuries from the hot drinks. It is this type of situation, where negligence has happened on the part of someone else, that hot drink injury compensation might come to pass.
How can you learn whether you could claim hot drink injury compensation?
This is the question everyone wants to have answered. In truth the best way to work out whether compensation is due is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve been giving no-obligation advice to people for many years. Maybe we can help you as well.
If our advisors feel you have a good chance of claiming compensation, they can connect you with one of our professional injury compensation lawyers. This ensures you will have the very best source of advice just when you need it most. Call us on our free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 to speak with an advisor as soon as possible. When you do, you can find out whether that hot drink incident really could result in compensation for you soon.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead