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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

    Injured in a kebab shop?

    Nothing beats a visit to the kebab shop after an evening out on the town or when you don’t feel like cooking for the night. A tasty pizza, a chargrilled chicken tikka kebab or a spicy Indian curry is always a much more appealing alternative to cooking after a long week at work. Kebab shops attract various clientele, from the inebriated and hungry to the tired families who just want a quick meal at the end of the week. Quick food to grab and go is a great way to treat yourself but accidents can happen in kebab shops, particularly when customers are queuing en masse.

    Hazards to be aware of in the kebab shop

    Although hazards are not at the forefront of your mind when popping into the kebab shop, they do exist and can cause an accident or injury. Examples of hazards to look out for include:

    • Greasy food spillages or spilled drinks
    • Fallen objects in food
    • Obstructions in walkways
    • Cutting tools and knives lying on counters
    • Burns from hot containers
    • General lack of cleanliness (possibly causing food poisoning or choking on objects in food)

    All food outlets must adhere to food safety and hygiene laws therefore food poisoning should not occur if the establishment is kept clean at all times. If you feel that you have taken ill and the establishment did not appear clean enough then you may be able to make a claim. Greasy food spillages are particularly slippery and can be extremely hazardous, especially on tiled flooring. Additionally, staff have an obligation to keep customers away from hazards such as knives or hot obstructions therefore you may have a claim if they are negligent.

    What can I do if the accident was not my fault?

    Accident Advice Helpline can support you when you think your accident, illness or injury was the fault of another. As you are under no obligation to carry on with making a claim, you can give us a call and just listen to some free advice from our expert team. As we have helped thousands to claim compensation for accidents that were not their fault, we are aware that every situation is different so it helps to give us a call on our 24-hour freephone line if you are unsure how to proceed. As we stick to our four key principles integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability, you can be sure that we will be honest and give quality advice with regards to your accident or injury. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: April 26, 2014

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    Author: David Brown

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