Enjoying a drink at your favourite coffee shop on your lunch break or picking up a quick latte on your way to work are things many of us do on a daily basis – but do you ever stop to think about health and safety when you’re in the queue for your mocha?
Coffee shop slips, trips and falls are not uncommon, and in a busy environment where drinks are being served, there is the potential for them to occur at any time. If you’ve been injured after a slip, trip or fall at a coffee shop, there is some good news. Accidents where someone else is to blame may mean you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you make that claim. Don’t worry if you’re struggling for money, as our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis.
How did your accident happen?
Coffee shop slips, trips and falls could happen in a variety of different situations, such as:
- A slip or trip on a wet floor with no warning sign – if the floor is being cleaned or if drinks have been spilled
- Tripping on cracked flooring or loose carpet
- Falling down damaged stairs
- Tripping over a hazard, such as box of stock or cleaning equipment left lying around
It may not sound like a big deal, but a trip or slip could cause serious injuries, depending on how you land and your age. Elderly people are more likely to suffer a fracture (such as a broken hip) when they fall, as their bones are more brittle. Whilst if you land heavily on your wrist or hand, you could sustain a serious fracture which leaves you unable to work or enjoy life.
Are you entitled to compensation?
If somebody else’s negligence has caused your accident, then yes, you could claim personal injury compensation. Negligence is a wide-ranging term but could include things like staff failing to clean up spilt drinks (leading to a slip) or a cracked floor which has not been repaired. Other people are responsible for these things, so you’re not to blame for your accident. Contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and we’ll tell you whether you have a viable claim; plus you can get confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert personal injury advisors. It’s free to call and we’re waiting to help you.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen