Going out to dinner at a restaurant is supposed to be an enjoyable event – many of us only go out when we’re celebrating something special such as a birthday or anniversary, although eating out regularly is becoming more popular these days. The last thing you expect when you sit down for your meal is that you’ll end the evening injured.
Whether you dined at a Michelin-starred restaurant or a sushi bar, an accident in a restaurant could occur anywhere, at any time. If you’ve sustained either minor or serious injuries and you believe more could have been done to prevent your accident from occurring, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We offer a 100% no win, no fee* service, so you can afford to make a claim even if your dinner was an expensive one.
What sort of accidents could happen?
You might be thinking, “What kind of accidents could happen in a restaurant?” and it really depends on the type of restaurant you’re eating in. For example, in a Mexican restaurant where sizzling fajitas are often served on burning hot skillets at your table, you could be burned if the server drops the dish on you or fails to warn you it is hot.
You might be unlucky enough to be struck down with food poisoning after dining out and could feel really ill for a few days or even suffer from ongoing nausea and other symptoms.
What about if somebody has spilled their drink and you slip and fall on your way to the bathroom? You could sustain serious injuries to your feet, legs, ankles and even your hands or wrists as you brace yourself against a fall.
You could trip on a broken step on your way into or out of the restaurant or suffer injuries from a damaged seat or table which causes lacerations. It’s even possible to suffer an allergic reaction after consuming contaminated food – for example if you have a peanut allergy – and the restaurant could be held liable if this occurs.
Contact us today
We don’t recommend getting angry after your accident in a restaurant – take action instead and make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
It’s free to call us on 0800 689 0500 and you can get confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of advisers that could help you decide whether or not to go ahead with a claim.
If you’ve been injured by somebody else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated, so get in touch with us today.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident in a restaurant