I Slipped In McDonald’s Can I Claim Compensation?
Can I Sue McDonald’s For A Slip, Trip, Or Fall Injury?
On this page, you will find a short guide to claiming compensation for a personal injury caused by a slip and fall in McDonald’s, as a member of the public or an employee.
If you slipped in McDonald’s, and it can be proven that re restaurant was to blame for the accident, then it should be possible to claim compensation for the injury you sustained. This goes for both consumers who are eating in the restaurant, and employees of the restaurant.
Whether the accident took place inside the restaurant, or outside in the carpark, compensation should be claimable. Contact Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 so that we can explain how our No Win No Fee personal injury claims service can get you the compensation you are eligible for.
Select a Section:
- A Guide To Claiming Compensation After Slipping On A Wet Floor In McDonald’s
- The Most Common Slip And Fall Accidents At McDonald’s
- Common Types Of Injury From Slips, Trips, And Falls On Wet Floors
- Establishing Liability For Slips And Falls In Mcdonald’s
- Claim Compensation For Slipping On A Wet Floor In McDonald’s
- McDonald’s Injury Settlements – A Case Study
- No Win, No Fee McDonald’s Slip And Fall Cases
- How To Start Your Slip And Fall In McDonald’s Claim
- Useful Links
A Guide To Claiming Compensation After Slipping On A Wet Floor In McDonald’s
Have you been the victim of a slip and fall accident at McDonald’s? If so, and it can be proven that the restaurant is liable for the accident, then a valid reason to make a personal injury claim will exist.
To begin answering the question, what can I do about the slip and fall at McDonald’s? you can begin by reading this short guide to the main causes of accidents in a restaurant, as well as the common injuries they can result in. You will also find information on typical compensation amounts, and also an introduction to the No Win No Fee personal injury claims service operated by Legal Expert.
The Most Common Slip And Fall Accidents At McDonald’s
Some causes of a slip and fall in McDonald’s are more common than others. Those listed below are the typical reasons we see people claim for a slip and fall injury in McDonald’s.
- Slipping on a wet floor – many people claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in McDonald’s every year, this is the single most common slip accident.
- Tripping on faulty flooring – this includes flooring such as carpets or tiles inside the restaurant, and also things such as broken paving slabs and curbstones in the carpark.
- Falling downs stairs – usually caused by faulty handrails, or insufficient lighting of the star well.
Common Types Of Injury From Slips, Trips, And Falls On Wet Floors
Part of the answer to the question, can I sue McDonald’s if I slipped and fell? is to discern just how severe your injury is. The severity of your injury is one of the main drivers when it comes to calculating the amount of compensation paid in McDonald’s injury settlements. Some injuries are far more common in cases of slip and fall judgements against McDonald’s, including:
- Sprained or fractured wrist – caused by a person trying to break their fall.
- Broken fingers – caused by the fingers having to carry too much stress when a person tries to break their call.
- Minor head injuries – such as concussion due to the head hitting the floor.
- Sprained or fractured ankle – caused by the ankle being wrenched out of position in the fall.
Establishing Liability For Slips And Falls In McDonald’s
To answer the question, I fell at McDonald’s on a wet floor who is liable? Depends upon whether you are a consumer or an employee.
The method for proving liability for an accident in McDonald’s differs between claiming as a member of the public and claiming as an employee. For employees, the multitude of Health & Safety regulations applying to the hospitality sector protect them. Every company in the UK is required by law, to maintain a safe working environment for its staff. Failure to do so will result in them being liable to pay compensation for any injuries caused by this non-compliance.
This graph above is not about McDonald’s and it is not statistics on McDonald’s. When it comes to a kitchen environment, especially in a fast food restaurant, some parts of the kitchen are more dangerous than others. Look at the graph above, we can see that the sink area (due to the risk of water on the floor) and the fryer area (due to the risk of spilt fat on the floor) are both high-risk areas in McDonald’s.
Many more kitchen accident related statistics are available ta the page this graph was taken from:
You can also check out the full Health & Safety guidelines that are applicable to the catering and hospitality sector at this link:
Consumers who are eating in McDonald’s are protected by the Occupiers Liability Act. If the restaurant fails to comply with all legal requirements contained within this act, they will be liable to claim compensation for any injuries caused to members of the public.
You will find more detailed information about the Occupiers Liability Act at this link:
Occupiers Liability Act information
Claim Compensation For Slipping On A Wet Floor In McDonald’s
Giving an accurate indication of how much you might receive for a McDonald’s injury claim is difficult as each case is different. The table below will give you a rough indication:
|Type of Injury||Information||Severity||Amount|
|Thumb injured||Ranging from cuts, scrape and bruised through to the entire loss of a thumb.||(minor to severe)||Up to £48,080|
|Toe injured||Ranging from cuts, scrape and bruised through to the entire loss of one or more toes.||(moderate to severe)||Up to £49,180|
|Ankle injured||Ranging from cuts, scrape and bruised through to the entire loss of use of the ankle.||(minor to severe)||Up to £61,110|
|Foot injured||Ranging from cuts, scrape and bruised through to the entire loss of a foot.||(minor to very severe)||Up to £96,150|
|Hand injured||Ranging from cuts, scrape and bruised through to the entire loss of a hand.||(minor to serious)||Up to £54,280|
|Wrist injured||Ranging from cuts, scrape and bruised through to the entire loss of use of the wrist.||(minor to severe)||Up to £4,160|
|Finger injured||Ranging from cuts, scrape and bruised through to the entire loss of one or more fingers.||(minor to severe)||Up to £21,910|
McDonald’s Injury Settlements – A Case Study
This case study of a of McDonald’s insurance claims. In this case, an elderly woman made news on this news article it mentions 2.9 million was awarded dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2470792/Stella-Liebecks-hot-coffee-McDonalds-lawsuit-The-truth.html.
No Win, No Fee McDonald’s Slip And Fall Cases
Legal Expert offers our No Win No Fee personal injury claims service to all UK residents, as a simple, risk-free way to make a compensation claim against McDonald’s.
Under a No Win No Fee agreement, you pay nothing to start your claim, and nothing while we pursue the claim on your behalf. If we fail to win your claim, you pay us nothing at all. When you actually receive a compensation payment, this is the time we will ask you to pay our legal fees.
How To Start Your Slip And Fall In McDonald’s Claim
Are you ready to make a compensation claim for a slip, trip or fall that happened in McDonald’s? If so, call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 now. Once we know a little more about your accident, we will offer you some free legal advice on what we think you should do next. Alternatively, you can use the form at the link below, and we will get back to you:
At the link below, you will find information published by the NHS regarding fall-related injuries:
At the link below you will find our guide to making slip, trip and fall claims:
At the link below you will find our guide to making claims for injuries caused by slipping on a wet floor: