Taking the family out for a quick bite to eat is easy when there are so many fast food restaurants and take away outlets around. Whether you are out shopping or are on a day trip, fast food is a convenience that many people couldn’t live without. The wide choice of food available and the low price means that fast food restaurants are bound to be extremely busy, even during weekdays. However, fast food means exactly that: food to grab and go quickly. This means that accidents can occur when people are distracted, when children are running around and when everyone is in a hurry.
Types of injury common at fast food restaurants
Slips, trips and falls are common, especially due to spilled food and drink. Families should take care to keep an eye on children as slippery flooring can cause serious injuries to the head and the limbs. Visitors to fast food restaurants are often in a hurry but the restaurant has a duty to clean up spillages and to put warning signs in the appropriate places. There are often children’s play areas at fast food restaurants. These are a common cause of accidents due to children’s excitement but any falls or trips that occur may not be your fault. If you think that a piece of equipment was faulty or the restaurant was at fault for your child’s injury in any way then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Making a compensation claim
Claiming for compensation is easy to do; just give Accident Advice Helpline a call. The number is free to ring and is available 24/7 therefore you do not have to worry about the time of day the accident happened as fast food restaurants can be open very late. No matter how minor you may think the incident may be, we will be able to advise you on what to do next. Our patron Esther Rantzen is a respected people’s champion who works tirelessly to ensure that people who have accidents are aptly rewarded if the accident was not their fault. Even if you become ill from the food at a fast food restaurant, you may be able to make a claim. Just give us a call and one of our experts will take you step by step through the process of claiming compensation.