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Common Restaurant injuries

February 15, 2019

People go to restaurants for relaxation and enjoyment but unfortunately for some people, this experience becomes worst because of the injuries and harm they sustain at these restaurants.

Injuries can take place at any place and the place where injury takes place is liable to pay the compensation. Last year millions of cases were registered against restaurants because of illness arising from food. According to personal injury lawyers, the customer has full right to claim the compensation if they have fallen ill because of food consumption or because of any other negligence on the restaurant's part. Settlement of the compensation depends on how strong your case is and how the restaurant owner puts up the case in front of personal injury attorneys.

Here are some of the common injuries that a person can sustain in restaurants and can seek a claim for the same:

  • Food poisoning: The most common injury that a customer can get in restaurants is food poisoning. Food poisoning can happen due to bacteria, virus or parasites in stale food. Every year millions of people die due to food poisoning. The main cause of food poisoning is the presence of germs like norovirus, Campylobacter, Staphylococcus etc. Such bacteria can arise due to improper food handling, contaminated food, infection transferred from an infected person.
  • Slips and falls: Another common injury that one can sustain in restaurants is due to slips and falls. Improper or uneven flooring, ill-maintained parking lots, imbalanced sidewalks and many other alike reasons lead to slips and falls causing severe injuries. Slips and falls can also happen due to spilled food or drinks on the floor.
  • Choking: Usually choking is not a responsibility of restaurant owner but if it has happened due to improperly cooked food or because of the presence of any foreign particle in food then restaurant can be held liable for the same, but in this case, customer needs to prove the same.

People usually don't think about injuries when they go to restaurants but anything can happen anywhere and one must be aware of the rights and liabilities that they hold. Also, the customer must keep in mind that injuries like choking and food poisoning can happen on take away food as well.


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