There is nothing quite as nice as letting someone else cook for the night. In the case of a restaurant meal you get more than just a nice meal – you get an experience too. Fortunately for the most part it is a pleasant one but in some unfortunate cases there can be a very different outcome.
Typical examples of restaurant injuries
People who work in restaurants are expected to work quickly and efficiently. While they manage to do this most of the time, some may end up causing the odd accident now and again. For example they might drop plates and cutlery they have collected and injure a diner as a result. They may spill hot food or drink on a diner too, which could cause burns or scalding.
Aside from this there is always the possibility of getting food poisoning if food is not prepared or cooked correctly. Even if the front of the restaurant looks lovely and clean, you never know what the kitchens could look like. Of course in most cases they are incredibly clean and tidy but there are one or two unsavoury cases that would definitely raise the odds of getting ill from your meal.
What should you do if you suffer restaurant injuries?
No one would expect to suffer from restaurant injuries of any kind. However if you are unlucky and something like this has happened to you within the last three years you have a chance to claim compensation.
Firstly you should always collate any evidence you have of what occurred. If you are able to take photos of your injuries and of anything else relevant to the situation (the wet floor in the bathroom you slipped on for example) you should do so at the time. An experienced lawyer can use these to your advantage.
Our no-obligation advice will determine whether you can bring a claim for compensation
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are always looking out for our clients. As such you can call us about the potential to bring a compensation claim for restaurant injuries if you wish. Alternatively you can take our fast test online that takes just 30 seconds to complete. This in turn will give you the information you need to see if you do indeed have a good case to bring in the form of a no win, no fee* claim.
Date Published: May 10, 2014
Author: David Brown