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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Compensation for falling down restaurant stairs

    Eating out can be a great experience. Many of us do it to celebrate a special occasion or simply to escape the washing up for a night! Whatever the reason might be to eat out at a restaurant, you’d rightly expect the experience to be a good one. Falling down restaurant stairs would not be included in your list of things you’d enjoy on an evening out.

    Some people have unfortunately experienced this kind of thing before. When it happens it can be a shock to the system. It can also potentially be difficult to recover from if you experience a particularly severe injury. Broken bones are potentially possible to experience in this situation. This means you can end up being hurt and needing hospital care – and all through choosing to eat out one night.

    How could such an accident occur?

    Every restaurant should be safe for you to use in every respect. If a restaurant includes stairs, perhaps leading to another level for dining or simply to the restrooms, the owners should make sure those stairs are safe to use. Accidents could potentially happen if someone left an obstacle near or on the stairs, for example. In other cases tiled steps might be potentially dangerous if the tiles came loose. The same could be said of carpet. This might be rucked up or otherwise damaged in some way, enough for someone to catch their foot in it and fall.

    Accident Advice Helpline can consider cases where such incidents have occurred. While your first thought will clearly be on recovery, your second may well be focused on whether you might be entitled to compensation. If someone else was at fault for not maintaining the safety of the stairs you fell down, there could be a case to answer.

    A disappointing end to a lovely evening

    As you can imagine, falling down restaurant stairs could mean you end up in casualty instead of going back home after a lovely experience. You might end up nursing your injuries for some weeks to come, particularly if you have broken bones.

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    This would be a good time to contact Accident Advice Helpline if you believe someone else was to blame for your experience. By calling us at 0800 689 0500 you can take advantage of our no-obligation advice service. We are experts in the field and will fight for your right to compensation.

    Date Published: June 18, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Accident in a restaurant

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