Restaurant accident claims

Most of us love treating ourselves and dining out. It could be a last minute ‘can’t be bothered to cook’ decision, or something you’ve been looking forward to for months to celebrate an important date, whatever the reason, when it doesn’t live up to expectations it’s a huge disappointment More importantly, if an accident occurs in a restaurant it not only ruins your evening, but can cause serious problems in the long term. The combination of crowded tables, hot food and busy staff means an accident could very well happen to any of us when eating out.

It’s the responsibility of the owners to keep the place safe for all involved. If you’ve had an accident in a restaurant you could be entitled to claim for compensation.

Common types of accidents

From local, independent restaurants, to multi-national chains; all of them could cause an accident to an individual, and when it’s their fault, you have the right to seek compensation.

  • Spillages could cause accidents if not cleared immediately, or cause serious injury if spilt onto a person
  • Decoration or accessories falling from the walls/ceiling
  • Accidents with chairs/doors/stairs
  • Other customers causing injury
  • Broken cutlery causing damage
  • Car park accidents
  • Uneven surfaces causing a fall

Accidents can happen in all types of eating establishment, a few examples of situations are:

  • Children’s parties at Pizza Hut
  • A quick visit to McDonalds
  • Family gathering at Frankie and Benny’s
  • Anniversary at a celebrity restaurant
  • Working lunch at Pizza Express
  • Breakfast in the hotel restaurant
  • Sunday dinner at Wetherspoons

This is just a selection, but it’s easy to see how our favourite places to eat could be the place where we are involved in an accident.

What to do next

If you’ve had an accident at a restaurant it’s important to seek medical advice on the extent of any injury. You should also ensure that any accident has been recorded with the restaurant. If you believe you’re entitled to make a restaurant accident claim, call YouClaim on 0800 10 757 95 and we’ll provide expert advice and guidance on what to do next. Alternatively, fill in our online form and we'll call you back.