France Restaurant Personal Injury Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Accident In A Restaurant In France
If you have had an accident at a restaurant in France, it can put a downer on your holiday, especially if this has happened near the start of your holiday. There are many different types of accidents and injuries that can happen in a restaurant. No matter the scenario, Legal Expert, at 0800 073 8804, can help you to get the compensation that you deserve. Continue reading to discover everything you need to know in this France holiday compensation guide.
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- A Guide To Compensation Claims For Accidents And Illnesses In A Restaurant In France
- What Accidents Or Illnesses Can Happen In A Restaurant In France?
- Claim For Food Poisoning From A Restaurant In France
- Types Of Food Poisoning At A Restaurant In France You Could Claim For
- Claim For Exposure To A Food Allergen At A Restaurant In France
- Claim For A Burn Injury At A Restaurant In France
- Claim For A Fall At A Restaurant In France
- Claim For A Slip At A Restaurant In France
- Applicable Personal Injury Claim Time Limits In France
- What Can My Holiday Accident In France Claim Compensate Me For?
- France Restaurant Accident Or Illness Claims Calculator
- No Win No Fee Claim For An Accident In A Restaurant In France
- How Our Holiday Accident Solicitors Can Help You
- Contact Our Accident Abroad Team Today
- Where To Find Out More
There is no denying that France has become an exceptionally popular place for British tourists. If you have suffered food poisoning on holiday, a burn injury, or any other type of accident that can happen in a restaurant in France, there is a very high chance that you are going to be entitled to compensation. In this guide, we will reveal everything you need to know about making such a case. We will take a look at some of the specific types of accidents that can happen in a restaurant, shedding further light on how these accidents happen and what we should do. We will also explain how you can get accident compensation and assistance from our team, as well as helping you to decipher what sort of payout you could be looking at.
There are so many different types of restaurant accidents and injuries that could lead to a personal injury claim in France. This includes all of the following:
- Hot food being spilled on you
- Food poisoning
- Food allergic reactions
- Slips, trips, and falls
When it comes to making a claim, there are a number of different scenarios that could have occurred. What happens does not matter in the sense of the nature of the incident. What matters is that someone else is responsible. So, do you have a claim?
There are three things you must assess in order to determine this:
- Establishing responsibility – First and foremost, you need to determine who is to blame for the accident. You certainly won’t be able to claim if you caused it. You need to show that someone else is responsible for the incident and consequently your injuries.
- Date of the accident – There is a time limit on personal injury cases and this time limit may very contact us for advice. The only exceptions relate to incidents whereby injuries have developed over time and it is thus impossible to pinpoint an accident date, which is rare for accident cases and more common in workplace incidents, such as vibration white finger or hearing loss. In these cases, you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead.
- Did you see a doctor for your injuries? – It is vital to see a medical professional if you want to have any chance of making a personal injury claim, as they will put together a medical report and this is the most crucial piece of evidence when making a holiday accident claim.
Food poisoning is definitely one of the most common reasons for making holiday accident claims. There are many different ways that food poisoning can occur. You may suffer this illness because you have been served food that is undercooked or passed its sell by date. You may also have been served food that has not been handled or stored correctly. All of these scenarios can lead to accident abroad compensation. In most cases, food poisoning is something that can be resolved within a matter of days, but this can still ruin your vacation. It is also worth noting that there have been a number of people who have suffered life-threatening symptoms due to food poisoning.
There are many different types of food poisoning you could suffer. This includes the following:
- Rats Weil’s disease
You may also claim if you have had an allergic reaction to food you were served in a restaurant. By law, all restaurants must inform their customers of any allergens present within their dishes. There is a bit of flexibility with regards to how this can be done. You could, for example, be informed by the person serving you. Commonly, this information is displayed on the menu. If you have not been told about the allergens present, though, and you have had an allergic reaction, you can claim for this sort of injury in France.
A burn injury is another type of injury that can be sustained in a restaurant. This can happen if someone has spilled a hot drink or hot food on you. This could also happen if you have been working in a restaurant in France and unsafe cooking methods have been used. If you are burned, some of the steps to follow include…
- Stop the burning process as quickly as you can
- Remove any jewellery or clothing
- Cool the burn with lukewarm or cool running water
- Keep yourself warm, but not the area that is injured
- Use cling film to cover the burn
- Sit upright as much as you can if your eyes or face are burned
We have also got a lot of experience in making compensation claims for injuries in France because of falls. You could have fallen in the restaurant car park because of a pothole, for example. In which case, we can help you to secure personal injury compensation in France.
Aside from the accidents and injuries that have been mentioned, you can also make a claim if you have had a slip while in France. Accident abroad solicitors deal with these cases all of the time. After all, there are so many different ways they can happen. You could make a personal injury claim in France if the restaurant has recently had new flooring installed and it was so slippery it caused you to fall over. You may also claim if the floor was wet and you slipped.
When it comes to making a claim, there is a personal injury claims time limit in place. This time limit will depend on the nature of your case. If you have suffered food poisoning while on a package holiday in France, you will typically have three years to claim. However, if you have suffered food poisoning while on the plane, this reduces to two years. There are exceptions to the time limits, which our solicitors will be happy to go over with you.
Here at Legal Expert, we do everything in our power to ensure that your case is settled efficiently. It is our aim to make certain that your accident claim is settled as quickly and as smoothly as possible. So, how long will your claim take? The truth is that each and every case is different and so it is impossible to give a definitive time period. Nevertheless, road traffic accident claims do tend to be the quickest to resolve. Sometimes, general accidents – i.e. public liability cases – and workplace accidents can take a little bit longer. However, it is usually in the interest of both parties for there to be a fast resolve. As long as you handle everything as it should be, you can be sure things will be handled as quickly as possible. Of course, there are instances whereby unforeseen issues arises, yet we have the experience to deal with these as effectively and efficiently as possible.
There are things you can do when making an accident claim to help it run as smoothly as possible. For example, keep proof of any expenses you encounter because of your injuries. If you can get the contact details of any witnesses this will also be extremely beneficial. Finally, simply make sure you give Legal Expert a call. With our level of experience and impeccable reputation you can be sure there is no one better to handle your accident claim in France.
It is important to have a knowledge of how the compensation is calculated. A lot of people already realise that they are going to be compensated for their injuries. This is a figure that will be determined by considering the severity of your original injury, including the pain you have suffered and the treatment you have undergone. Any future injuries and treatment will also be taken into account. Aside from this, you can claim for any out of pocket expenses you may have encountered. Here are some examples of this…
- Loss of income
- Childcare costs
- Cost of carer
- Travel costs
- Medical expenses
- Counselling costs
You will likely be wondering how much money you are going to be entitled to and how compensation is calculated. There are two types of compensation – general damages and special damages. The former is the amount of money you will receive to help you through the recovery process. This is calculated based on the severity of your injuries and the impact they are having on your day-to-day life. Special damages are designed to compensate you for any out of pocket expenses incurred, such as loss of income, counselling costs and travel expenses. To help you get a better knowledge of the money you may receive, we have put together a table, which outlines the average payout for claims relating to food poisoning. This should give you an understanding regarding how much money you may get. Unfortunately, it is not possible it give you a definitive figure because all cases are handled individually. We certainly do not recommend that you use a personal injury claims calculator, as they can be very inaccurate. If you cannot find the injuries you have sustained in the table below, please do not hesitate to give us a call for some more information.
|The injury you have suffered||Notes||Payout|
|Illness/Damage Resulting from Non-traumatic Injury, e.g. Food Poisoning||Differing degrees of diarrhoea, cramps, and disabling pain, which could continue for weeks or days.||£800 to £3,460|
|Illness/Damage Resulting from Non-traumatic Injury, e.g. Food Poisoning||Food poisoning that causes significant fatigue, alteration of bowel function, stomach cramps, and discomfort. The individual will usually be admitted to hospital, with symptoms lasting a few weeks or as long as two years.||£3,460 to £8,360|
|Illness/Damage Resulting from Non-traumatic Injury, e.g. Food Poisoning||Food poisoning that is short-lived but serious. This can also cause committing and diarrhoea for a period of around two weeks to a month. There can be some lasting symptoms for a few years, for example, this may have an impact on a person’s enjoyment of food and sex life, as well as disturbance of the bowel and discomfort.||£8,360 to £16,830|
|Illness/Damage Resulting from Non-traumatic Injury, e.g. Food Poisoning||Severe toxicosis, which results in serious fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, and pain. This will have an impact on the person’s enjoyment of life and their ability to work. The individual may also experience continual symptoms in the form of irritable bowel syndrome, haemorrhoids, and continuing incontinence.||£33,700 to £46,040|
Most people believe that the cost of personal injury lawyers is extortionate, and while this can be the case if you go for a solicitor that charges by the hour, there is another option available to you. This option is to use the services of No Win, No Fee legal representation. Read on to discover all of the reasons why this is advisable.
A No Win, No Fee personal injury solicitor is someone who agrees to work to a payment structure whereby you will solely be required to pay out on legal fees if they manage to successfully secure a payout for you. There are many advantages associated with this, such as:
- Financial protection – The main reason people go down this route is because they are offered a significant degree of monetary protection. This is because you know you are only going to be charged for the service that you have been provided with if you have the compensation to cover the costs. If you choose to work with a No Win, No Fee solicitor, there is always the risk that you are going to spend tons of money only for your case to be unsuccessful.
- More manageable – A No Win, No Fee service is also more manageable in terms of costs. Firstly, you do not need to make a big payment upfront to begin the claim process. Not only this, but you can be confident that you will not receive any nasty surprises in terms of billed items that you were not expecting.
- Higher quality service – It is also much more likely that you will benefit from a high-quality service. This is because the solicitor in question is likely to be impacted based on whether or not they win the case for you. Therefore, this means that they are going to do all they can to secure compensation for you.
- No wasting your time – With a No Win, No Fee personal injury lawyer, you know that they are only going to take on your case if they think you have an above average chance of getting compensation. However, with a solicitor that bills you by the hour there is occasionally the risk that they are only taking on your claim to take your cash.
From restaurant slips to food poisoning, there are so many different incident and injuries that can result in an accident claim in France. No matter what situation you find yourself in, it is important to find a good law firm that can give you the best chance of winning your claim. This is exactly what you have with Legal Expert. Read on to discover more about the service we provide…
First of all, let’s tell you a bit about the background of our company. We have many years of personal injury experience, having been established for a long amount of time now. Since then we have helped thousands and thousands of personal injury claimants to get the compensation they deserve. We have an impeccable reputation in the industry.
Our service is looked up to for various reasons. First and foremost, we help you to gather all of information you need. It is then up to you whether you want to go ahead with the accident claim. You are under no obligation. You can call our legal helpline, which operates seven days a week, to ask any questions you may have. One of our advisers will give you a full breakdown regarding your case and how strong it is. If they believe you have a strong chance of winning the case they will then put you in touch with the best Legal Expert solicitor for you.
All of our solicitors work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This is extremely beneficial for a number of reasons. You will not actually need any money to start making your claim. Moreover, if we don’t win your case then you do not have to pay a penny. This eliminates risk by a significant degree. You can be sure we won’t waste your time. We will only take on your case if we believe it genuinely has a chance of being successful.
If you’re now in a position to go ahead with a claim for the accident you were involved in, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Legal Expert for more information. You can reach us at 0800 073 8804. You’ll speak to one of our expert advisors who can start your claim for you or ask any further questions that you may have.
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