Restaurants and cafes are busy places, and accidents can happen there for a number of different reasons.
In such a high traffic and fast paced environment, it is perhaps inevitable that food or drink will be split, which presents a dangerous hazard to both staff and customers. Sometimes it is the restaurant premises themselves which are unsafe. There may be a crack in the floor, a broken light or dangerous staircase without a bannister.
No matter whether you were dining in an independent eaterie or a global chain, if you were injured during your visit or fell ill after eating, then you could be entitled to make a restaurant accident claim for compensation.
A restaurant owner has the responsibility to ensure that both customers and staff are safe during their visit. They should take all reasonable steps to guarantee a secure environment. If you believe that shortcomings on behalf of the owners or management was responsible for your accident, then The Claims Partnership can help.
Common causes of restaurant accidents
- Food or drink spillage that has not been cleaned up or appropriately marked
- Poorly lit walkways
- Obstructions in walkways
- Badly maintained floor surfaces and ill-fitting carpets
- Burn injuries
- Food poisoning
- Cut or laceration caused by broken plate or glass or sharp blade