Having a meal at a restaurant should be an enjoyable experience. It might be a romantic meal for two or a family get-together. Either way you should be in a situation where you are taken good care of and you have a great time from the moment you walk in to the moment you go home.
This is what happens in the majority of cases in this country. However there are isolated incidents that occur where someone will end up suffering an injury from a fall they have while in the restaurant. This might happen while entering or leaving, or while in the restaurant itself.
What might cause someone to fall?
This is a very good question. In some instances someone might be hurt because they are not looking where they are going. However we have spoken to people who have been injured because they fell over an obstacle that should not have been there. In these cases restaurant fall compensation might rightfully be claimed, because the accident would have been preventable.
Negligence is the most important element to consider here. You have to consider whether whoever was in charge of the restaurant was negligent in their actions on the night you fell. For instance, if there was a step that was not properly marked or indicated as such, you could possibly have a chance of claiming compensation if it caused you to fall.
Let us help you get some answers
It isn’t always easy to determine whether restaurant fall compensation is payable in a particular situation. That’s why it is a good idea to see whether a no win, no fee* claim would be possible with Accident Advice Helpline. We’ve been helping people for the past 15 years and if we take a closer look at what happened to you, we might be able to support you through the claims procedure as well.
You can get started by taking the 30-second online test, or by calling us direct on 0800 689 0500. Once you speak to someone you can tell them exactly what happened so we can work out whether someone else was negligent. We can answer all manner of questions you might have, as well as supporting you through the process from start to finish. It takes just one call to get started, and there is no obligation to carry on either.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident in a restaurant