Restaurant Compensation Claim: How to claim compensation for injury whilst dining in a restaurant
Making A Restaurant Compensation Claim: UK personal injury solicitor explains how to claim compensation if you have suffered injury whilst eating in a restaurant using a site visitor question as an example of an unexpected hard substance in food, such as a bone in a sausage causing damage tooth damage.
Restaurant injury claim question
I went to a local well known restaurant chain in London with my girlfriend and ordered bangers and mash. When the food arrived I bit into the sausage and something extremely hard collided with my teeth causing a cracking sound. I immediately felt extreme pain.
I spat out what seemed to be a bit of bone and I called a waitress over and asked to speak to the restaurant manager. The manager apologised and made an entry in the restaurant accident book. I retained the piece of bone. I called my dentist and was informed that two of my pre molar teeth were badly cracked, one had to be extracted and the other required a crown.
Am I entitled to make a restaurant compensation claim for my injuries?
Public Liability Solicitor Response
You are entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Clearly when you purchase a bangers and mash you do not expect a piece of bone or other form of hard substance to be in the sausage. It is entirely foreseeable that you can suffer damage to your teeth from the bone.
You have indicated that you attended with your dentist and reported the matter immediately to the restaurant manager who made a record in the accident book and you have helpfully obtained the bone or / hard item which caused you injury.
This is valuable evidence to prove that the restaurant was at fault for your teeth damage.
The restaurant is obliged by law to have public liability insurance to meet claims for compensation for visitors who are injured, subject to the restaurant being shown at fault as a matter of law.
I suggest that you use a specialist personal injury solicitor to help make your restaurant compensation claim. Consideration would need to be given to the pain and suffering for the dental injury together with the likely substantial costs for treatment on your teeth and potential future treatment.
Your solicitor will obtain an independent dental report setting out the extent of your injuries together with the dental work required and your future needs.
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