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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for slipping in a restaurant


    Eating out is supposed to be a pleasurable experience – but what sort of food are you in the mood for? Perhaps some sushi or Chinese food, or maybe it’s Mexican fajitas you’re craving? Wherever you decide to eat, the last thing you expect to happen is to be injured after slipping in a restaurant.

    Slips, trips and falls are fairly common accidents and they have the potential to cause serious injury. If you’ve suffered an injury after slipping in a restaurant, you could claim personal injury compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident. You’ll want to choose a lawyer with experience handling personal injury claims – so pick Accident Advice Helpline, as we have 15 years’ specialist experience.

    Health and safety is important

    Health and safety is definitely important in restaurants; and we’re not just talking about food hygiene and preventing food poisoning. Restaurant owners need to make sure their premises are safe too, so if you have suffered an injury after slipping in a restaurant, they could be held liable. Here are some of the types of incidents we have handled claims for in the past:

    • Slipping on a wet floor in the restaurant’s toilet
    • Slip on food or drink spillage in the main restaurant area
    • Slipping and falling downstairs due to a spillage
    • Slipping on a shiny floor surface – for example a laminate floor that has been polished using the wrong floor cleaning solution

    It’s normal to feel guilty at the idea of making a personal injury claim, but you shouldn’t. The restaurant owner will have liability insurance in place which will payout in the event of a successful claim.

    What happens next?

    If you’re injured after slipping in a restaurant, no matter how minor your injuries, you’ll need to report your accident to restaurant staff. They will record your accident in their book and may offer you some form of compensation such as a free meal or money off your next visit there.

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    Call Accident Advice Helpline and find out whether you have a viable personal injury claim on 0800 689 0500 – we’ve helped hundreds of people claim for slips and trips in restaurants since we were established in 2000.

    You could even find out how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking the 30-second test on our website right now. It’s free to call and get confidential, no-obligation advice.

    Date Published: August 12, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

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