Slipping over can be a painful experience. On some occasions you can simply get a bruise or two and that’s it. However on other occasions you could be left with a more serious injury. Imagine how this might feel if you were injured while enjoying a meal in a restaurant, perhaps while walking to or from your table, or while going to the bathroom.
In any event, you can suffer injuries such as strains, sprains or even fractures by slipping over in a restaurant. The most likely reason for this to happen would be if the floor was wet or otherwise covered in food that had not been cleared up promptly. Even if there is a delay in clearing up something like this, there should be a sign placed over the spillage so people would be aware it was there. This alone could potentially prevent such an accident happening.
How can you claim restaurant slip compensation?
Firstly it is important to recognise you can only claim compensation of this nature if your accident happened in the past three years. If it did happen within this time frame you would have a chance to make a restaurant slip compensation claim, but only if you had firm proof that negligence caused your injuries.
People who own and run restaurants have a duty to make sure the premises are always welcoming and safe for people to use and enjoy. This means following all the necessary health and safety laws, because if this is not done there could potentially be a heightened chance of an accident occurring.
Have you already been involved in an accident of this type?
Suffering an injury during a simple slip incident can really ruin a good night out. That’s why we would encourage you to call us to see whether you would be entitled to get compensation for that injury. If it was caused through the negligence of the people at the restaurant, you could indeed get compensation if your case was resolved successfully.
Accident Advice Helpline is ready to answer any questions you could have. Call now on 0800 689 0500 and see if you have an opportunity to get compensation for whatever injuries you suffered during your slip. We can help you find out whether this is a possibility and provide access to our professional lawyers if you do have a strong case.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead