Restaurant Accident Claims
What Is A Restaurant Accident Claim?
Accidents can happen anywhere, but restaurant accidents can be particularly problematic. Both staff and customers are at risk from trip hazards, scalds and burns and other unforeseen events. Most restaurant accident claims involving staff relate to burns or scalds in the kitchen, whilst customers are most likely to make a restaurant accident claim following bouts of food poisoning or slips, trips or falls. No matter how you have sustained your injury in a restaurant, if you weren’t to blame, you are likely to be able to claim compensation.
Common Restaurant Accidents
Experiencing a restaurant accident is stressful, especially if your injuries take a long time to heal, or if you have to take time off work while you recover. Not only is there considerable pain and discomfort, there can also be an emotional consequence from what has happened to you and you may even be placed in financial difficulties if you have additional expenses or are unable to work following your restaurant accident. Our team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help.
We know that the idea of making a restaurant accident compensation claim can seem overwhelming, but our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors have been helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve year after year, with almost no paperwork to complete by you.
If you would like to discuss your restaurant accident compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin your claim, call us or claim online today. We’re open 24 hours a day and our caring team are ready to take your call.
Make A Compensation Claim For Your Restaurant Accident
Making a personal injury compensation claim following your restaurant accident can seem daunting, and many of our clients are worried that they might struggle with the paperwork or that it will be very time-consuming. Our specialist personal injury solicitors want to take the stress and worry out of making a restaurant accident compensation claim. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, meaning that you can always get in touch with us if you need us. Whether you prefer to call us or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing, we are here to help.
Our teams of personal injury solicitors claims are highly-trained, and know how important it is to take the time to listen to what happened to you. We want to make sure that we fully understand the details of your case, especially the circumstances surrounding your restaurant accident, who you believe is at fault, the full extent of the injuries you have sustained and the impact this has had on your life. Once we have all of this information, we are able to give you personalised care and advice that we believe you deserve.
Our expert team of personal injury specialists are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your restaurant accident compensation claim. We know that our clients find the process of making a compensation claim to be stressful, and that the idea of time-consuming and complex forms puts many people off from getting the compensation you deserve. We can take over all of this. For the few forms that do still require your personal attention, we can arrange a home visit to help you complete these, if you prefer.
Our team of personal injury specialists are here 24 hours per day to help with your personal injury compensation claim.
How Much Compensation Is Awarded For Restaurant Accidents?
It is impossible to know in advance how much compensation will be awarded for a particular claim. Each restaurant accident compensation claim is unique and the compensation obtained will be based on your personal circumstances. There are several different factors that are taken into consideration in all compensation claims, however.
All compensation claims are divided into two parts. The first is set nationally by the Judicial College (a governing body). The judicial college creates and updates a list of all types of personal injuries, along with a range of compensation payments that are typical for this type of injury. The ranges are deliberately wide, to allow the individual nature of your specific injury to be taken into account. Whilst this is helpful for personal injury claims solicitors and for the courts, it can make it very difficult for people like you to know how much compensation you are entitled to. This is one way in which our highly experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are able to help. Our years of experience in restaurant accident claims just like yours allow us to give you the best estimate for how much compensation you are likely to receive.
The other part of the compensation claim is based on the ways in which your restaurant accident has impacted your life. This part of the compensation claim for your restaurant accident is there to help you get your life back as close as possible to the way it would have been if your restaurant accident had not happened, so it is important to ensure that you claim for every cost and expense you have incurred as a result of your restaurant accident. This could be additional medical support that is difficult to obtain on the NHS, such as physiotherapy, or even making modifications to your home if necessary. If you need to take time off from work in order to recover from your restaurant accident, your loss of earnings would be included in this aspect of the compensation.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming everything that you are entitled to. Our expert restaurant accident claims solicitors have years of experience making sure that you are claiming for everything you deserve, giving you the best possible compensation claim to help you get your life back on track following your restaurant accident.
Restaurant Accident Compensation Claims - How Long Do They Take To Resolve?
Restaurant accident compensation claims can differ dramatically in terms of how long they take to resolve. Despite this, we understand that you need your case resolved as quickly as possible. Resolving your case allows you to move on from your restaurant accident, with the financial support you need behind you.
Cases that are resolved quickly tend to take only a few weeks or months. Cases that are resolved quickly are usually very straightforward, where the other person accepts liability and where they are also keen to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. Claims for less serious injuries also tend to be resolved more quickly, as the payments are smaller and it is less worth the effort of insurance companies fighting over every penny.
If your case is more complicated, for example if there is more than one person or organisation responsible for your injury or if the other side refuses to accept that they were liable for what happened, your case may take much longer to be resolved. The cases that take longest to complete are those which cannot be settled out of court and which require a judge to make the final decision.
No Win No Fee Restaurant Accident Compensation Claims
Almost all of our clients use our services on a no win no fee basis. We offer this wherever we can, as we believe that everyone is entitled to the best possible legal advice and assistance, without putting themselves at financial risk or having to make any up-front payments.
Our no win no fee agreements mean that you are able to instruct us to work on your behalf, without making any payments up front. We will only take payment once you have received the compensation payment you are entitled to. If we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve, you won’t owe us a penny. Even more importantly, our fees are set as a percentage of your payment, meaning that you know exactly how much you will need to pay before accepting any offer of compensation and you will always receive the majority of your compensation.
In a very few situations, we are unable to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. Although this is rare, we will make sure that we tell you immediately if you fall into this category. If you are unlucky enough to have your restaurant accident claim be ineligible for no win no fee agreements, we will discuss a variety of alternative funding options with you to help ensure that you get the legal help you need at a price you can afford.
There is no reason to delay making your restaurant accident compensation claim. If you have suffered a restaurant accident that wasn’t your fault, call us or claim online today.
If I Lose My Compensation Claim, Will I Have To Pay For My Restaurant Accident?
Absolutely not. The most important thing about making a no win no fee restaurant accident compensation claim is that you are not taking any financial risk whatsoever. This is important, otherwise only the very rich would feel able to make personal injury compensation claims, and those who may need the money most would be unable to get the help they need. If we are unable to win your compensation claim on your behalf, you won’t owe a penny.
Is There A Time Limit On Making A Restaurant Accident Compensation Claim?
All compensation claims are expected to be completed within two years of the accident or injury that led to them. It is essential that you seek expert legal advice from our personal injury solicitors as early as possible to ensure that you do not run the risk of missing out due to this deadline.
Depending on your accident or injury, it might be worth having a small delay before making your restaurant accident compensation claim. This is because some injuries do not appear until some time after the accident and others may vary wildly in how long they take to heal. You shouldn’t delay getting the legal help you need from our personal injury specialists, however, as we will use any additional time to make sure that we are putting together the best case we can to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
How Do I Make A Restaurant Accident Compensation Claim?
Making a restaurant accident personal injury compensation claim is simple.
Most people who have suffered an accident or injury will want to take legal advice before starting their personal injury compensation claim, and we believe that this is a very good idea. We are available 24/7 to ensure that you can access the help you need whenever suits you. You can call us or claim online to make sure that you get the support and assistance you need for your restaurant accident claim.
Once we are able to act on your behalf, we write to the person at fault in your restaurant accident. We let them know that you are making a compensation claim following your accident, and we request that they acknowledge that it was their fault (this is known as us asking them to accept liability). We will give them a deadline by which they must respond.
If the respondent denies liability, we will need to gather and present evidence to them, demonstrating that they were at fault for your accident. This evidence can take many different forms. It might be pictures of the location where your accident took place, videos of the accident happening if these are available or statements from people who were there when your accident happened who can explain the exact situation. More technical legal and medical arguments may also be relevant. Almost all employers will accept liability, once presented with the evidence that we gather.
Once we have established and agreed who was to blame, we will then conduct negotiations on your behalf to agree the amount of compensation that you will accept. It is very common for the other party to offer a very low amount of compensation to begin with, to see whether you will accept this (a practice known as making a lowball offer). We will always advise you as to whether we believe that the amount of compensation being offered for your injuries is fair or not. Whether to accept an offer of compensation will always be your decision. If you reject an offer, we will explain this to the other party and provide the reasons we believe that you are entitled to a higher amount.
Sometimes, claims will have to go to court to be judged, rather than being settled in the process described above. This is very rare, but it happens if the other person refuses to accept that they were responsible for your accident, or if it is not possible to agree on a fair amount of compensation. If this happens in your case, we will be with you throughout the process, making it as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
How Do I Begin My Restaurant Accident Compensation Claim?
Many of our clients are concerned at first, often feeling unsure as to whether to make a restaurant accident compensation claim or not. Our professional team of personal injury claims solicitors are experienced at helping people like you to successfully get the compensation they deserve after a restaurant accident.
The first step in making your restaurant accident compensation claim is to call us or claim online and we will call you back at a time that is convenient to you. Our expert team of restaurant accident specialists are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to ensure that you can get the help you need.
As part of the conversation, our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors will listen to the full details of your restaurant accident. This includes everything that happened around your restaurant accident (especially in the period just before it, as well as who you believe was to blame), the ways in which your life has been impacted by what has happened and the full extent of your injuries. This allows us to give you personalised advice about the likelihood of winning your case, as well as the amount of compensation you might receive.
Can I Make a Claim For My Restaurant Accident?
Many people are confused as to whether they are allowed to make a compensation claim. Compensation claims following a restaurant accident are relatively simple, but there are a few things that must be true for you to be entitled to compensation.
The first essential requirement is that you must have sustained some kind of damage or loss as a result of a restaurant accident that you have experienced. Narrowly avoiding injury can be alarming and worrying, but you are only able to claim compensation for the damage you have actually sustained.
The next consideration when wondering whether you are able to make a restaurant accident compensation claim is to think about who is responsible for your restaurant accident. There must be someone else to blame for what happened to you, and this is the person or organisation that you will claim against. In the case of an accident or injury at work, your employer will almost certainly be the person at fault. This is because they have a legal responsibility to keep you safe and your injury demonstrates that they were unsuccessful in this task.
The other person must also have been able to foresee or anticipate what has happened to you. This doesn’t mean that they must have actually known that it would happen, but that they could have considered it, if they had put sufficient thought and care into health and safety concerns.
The final consideration is what measures were taken to protect you. If no protective measures were put in place, your claim is highly likely to be successful. If they did take some steps to keep you safe, you may still be able to claim if these were not sufficient, given the degree of risk.
If you have been injured as the result of a restaurant accident and there was someone else who could have helped to avoid or minimise your injuries, you are able to make a restaurant accident compensation claim. If you are in this position, call us or claim online today.
What Should You Do After Your Restaurant Accident?
The most important thing in the immediate aftermath of your restaurant accident is to ensure that you are safe and that you have the medical attention that you need. This must always be your first priority. Once you have done this, however, you might want to think about taking a few simple steps to help with a restaurant accident compensation claim, should you decide to make one.
One of the simplest things that you can do to support your restaurant accident compensation claim is to write down everything you remember about your restaurant accident. This includes the period leading up to the restaurant accident, anything that you believe may have contributed to your restaurant accident and the aftermath, as well as the event itself. Writing it down as soon as possible after your restaurant accident means that you can be sure that you won’t forget any relevant details and that your account will be as complete as possible.
It can also be very helpful for you to have a record of the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your restaurant accident. When you come to make your compensation claim, the testimony of people who saw what happened can be very convincing and will provide a great deal of support when we demonstrate who was to blame for what happened to you.
Taking photographs and videos of the place where your restaurant accident occurred, and making sure that you have a visual record of any relevant details can also be incredibly helpful. You should only do this if it is safe to do so, and we are happy to assist with this if preferred.
Although these are some things that you can do following your restaurant accident, to help support your restaurant accident compensation claim, we are still fully able to help you even if you are not able to do any of these things. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors are specialists in making these kinds of claims, and we can arrange for the collection of any evidence needed to support your restaurant accident claim. Call us or claim online now to discuss your restaurant accident claim and see how we can help.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help?
We want to make your restaurant accident compensation claim as stress free as possible. We offer a 24/7 service to make sure that you are able to access the help you need when you need it. You can start your restaurant accident compensation claim with a single phone call. Call or apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing.
During this short conversation, our dedicated team of personal injury claims specialists will make sure that we understand the full details of your restaurant accident. This allows us to provide you with the best possible advice. We will need to understand the circumstances surrounding your restaurant accident, the full extent of your injuries and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This will allow us to give you personalised guidance as to the likelihood of your restaurant accident claim being successful and also how much compensation you can expect.
Our teams take over all of the time-consuming and complex admin, meaning that you don’t need to waste your time filling out forms, writing to the other party or trying to conduct the compensation negotiations. This takes all of the stress and burden off of you and allows you to concentrate on other things. For the few pieces of paperwork that do require your personal signature, we are able to arrange a home visit to help you with this, if you would prefer. This way, we ensure that your restaurant accident compensation claim places as little burden on your everyday life as possible.
If you are thinking of making a restaurant accident compensation claim, we don’t want you to feel alone. Call us now or claim online to get the help you deserve.
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