Restaurants and carveries can be busy places, especially during peak lunch or dinner hours. Servers or patrons often drop food or spill beverages by mistake. Unless restaurant owners or managers have reliable work practices to deal with spillages, dropped food, proper food inspection and other hazards, there is a high likelihood that injuries or illness will occur.
At Graham Coffey & Co, we advise and represent clients who have been injured in slip-and-fall accidents and other accidents at restaurants, cafés, coffee shops and carvery-style eateries.
Common Causes of Restaurant Related Injuries
- Slipping on spilled drinks or dropped food
- Tripping over uneven surfaces, wrinkled carpet or broken laminate flooring
- Food poisoning due to undercooked or contaminated food
- Serving staff who accidentally drop hot food or drinks onto a customer
- Allergic reactions due to poorly detailed menus or food labels
- Burns on self-service counters
Restaurant owners and managers are tasked with ensuring a full pre-accident risk assessment is carried out and that all staff have been properly trained in how to prepare and serve food. When they do not follow a regular system of inspection, initiate regular staff training or allow food or drinks to remain on the floor, they can and should be held accountable for their negligence.
Other Public Liability Claims
No matter how minor your injury seems, if you were injured at a restaurant or taken ill after dining out, you may have a claim for personal injury. Our Manchester restaurant accident solicitors are highly experienced in the investigation of contaminated food claims and other public liability due to poorly maintained restaurants. Visit What's My Claim Worth? and our Public Accident FAQs for more information.