Burger King Accident Claims Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?

If you have had an accident in Burger King and been injured here is a full guide to making a personal injury claim for an accident in Burger King. It contains all of the information you need to educate yourself about a) why you may be able to make a claim, and b) how to start your claim.

Burger King accident claim

Burger King is one of the smaller fast food franchises in the UK, with just over 500 outlets across the country. In comparison, McDonald’s has over 2,500. Burger King has a fairly good history regarding Health & Safety, with one or two notable exceptions. For example, a worker was awarded over £180,000 in 2016, for being burned by hot oil. Furthermore, the franchisee of the branch where the accident took place was sentenced, twice, for Health & Safety issues.

If you have been injured at a Burger King, either as a customer or an employee, Accident Claims UK can help you. Please call us on 0800 073 8801 and discuss your claim today.

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A Guide To Claiming Compensation For An Accident In Burger King

This guide contains everything that you need to know about making a compensation claim against Burger King in the UK. As long as you are ready to make your claim within the three-year personal injury claims time limit, it will be of use to you. We have not included a personal injury claims calculator on this page, as these are generally completely inaccurate, and are nothing more than a gimmick in most cases. Instead, we have provided proper, accurate claim amounts based on the UK judicial guidelines used by the court to decide on how much compensation a claim is worth.

In the sections below, you will find information about what a Burger King accident is, who may be able to make a claim, and why. You will also find several of the most common types of claims covered in their own sections. The Health & Safety obligations of Burger King are covered, and you will learn how a failure in compliance will leave you with a valid reason to make a claim against Burger King. The guide covers certain types of injuries and accidents such as burns, slips or trips, workplace accidents and also food poisoning in more detail.

The later sections introduce some of the key facts that you need to know about making a personal injury claim in general. This includes the types of damages you might receive as part of your overall settlement, and also a table that lists typical compensation amounts for a range of possible illnesses and injuries. The final parts of our guide introduce the Accident Claims UK national accident and injury claims service. You will find an explanation of just why we believe this is the most straightforward, effective and risk-free way for you to have your Burger King claim processed.

If you reach the bottom of our guide, and you still have a number of unanswered questions, please call Accident Claim UK on the number at the bottom of our page. You can speak to one of our team, who will be happy to give you the answers that you need, as well as get your claim started right away.

What Is An Accident At Burger King?

Fast food statistics

Fast food statistics

Take a look at the graph above; it shows historical trends in fast food consumption in the UK. Burgers, such as those sold by Burger King are very popular. Any time you visit a fast food restaurant or even Burger King you could be at risk of being harmed in some way.

Before you claim for your Burger King accident, you need to know whether you have a valid reason to. Generally, any time a person comes to harm through the actions of a Burger King franchise, or the parent company, a reason to make a claim will exist. The definition of harm could be:

  • A physical injury such as a broken arm or sprained ankle.
  • A psychiatric injury such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • An illness or disease such as food poisoning.

There are a number of different groups of people who could be eligible to make a claim against Burger King, and these are:

  • Patrons who are eating at Burger King.
  • Members of the public who are visiting Burger King, for example, to make a delivery.
  • The employees working at Burger King.

Each of these groups would have similar reasons to make a claim, but may leverage different aspects of the law to pursue their claim. If you are unsure of whether you are eligible to make a claim against Burger King in your own case, please speak to one of the Accident Claims UK team. Call the number below, and they will be happy to tell you whether you have a valid reason to make a claim or not.

What Are Some Of The Most Common Forms Of Accidents In A Burger King?

There are many reasons why a person may be eligible to make a Burger King accident claim. However, some types of claims are far more common than others, and these can include:

  • Slips, trips and falls in Burger King.
  • Employees or patrons being burned or scalded at Burger King.
  • Customers coming down with food poisoning after eating at Burger King.
  • Employees injured in a kitchen accident while working at Burger King.

Some of these common types of claims have their own sections below. Accident Claims UK can help you with any type of claim; please give us a call on the number at the bottom of this guide to find out how.

What Health And Safety Procedures Should Fast Food Restaurants Observe?

If you are an employee, you could be able to claim compensation for an accident at Burger King if you are injured at work. This is because every fast food chain in the UK, must comply with all of the regulations set out by the UK Health & Safety Executive.

Burger King falls under both the food service and the hospitality sections of Health & Safety regulations. Every single outlet must comply with all of this legislation at all times. This is a legal requirement, backed up by frequent on-site checks to ensure that the fast food outlet is fully compliant. If they fail in this compliance, they will be given a chance to put things right. Repeated failure could lead to the store losing its certification, and therefore being unable to continue selling fast food.

If, as an employee, you are injured due to a failure in Health & Safety compliance while working at Burger King, you will almost definitely have a valid reason to make a claim. Call Accident Claims UK so we can help get your claim started today.

Cuts And Lacerations

Most personal injury solicitors will process many claims that revolve around injuries such as cuts and lacerations. These kinds of injuries are the most frequently seen, and can be caused by a whole range of accidents. One aspect of these kinds of injuries is that a claim may be made for the initial damage, and then at a later stage, to compensated the victim for scarring.

Depending upon the severity of the scarring, these claims can mount up to a fair level of compensation. If you have been cut in an accident at Burger King and it has left a permanent scar, please call Accident Claims UK on the number at the end of this page. One of our team will be able to advise you on whether we could process a successful claim for you.

Burger King Burn Injury Claims

As with every establishment that serves food, a claim for a Burger King burn injury is a common occurrence. These types of injuries come in two main forms, and these are:

  1. Burns, or more usually scalds, that are suffered by a customer due to having hot food or drink spilt on them.
  2. Burns that are caused by accidents in the kitchen to a member of staff. Burger King has a specific risk in this category, due to the heavy use of hot oil deep fat fryers.

If you have been burned or scalded at Burger King as a customer or member of staff, Accident Claims UK should be able to help you claim. Call us on the number at the end of the page to learn how.

Workplace Accidents At A Burger King

The section higher up covered the Health & Safety requirements that Burger King has to meet. However, there are other bodies of legislation that also help to protect employees. For example, the Occupiers Liability Act. These regulations deal with providing safe premises for members of the public and also staff to enter.

If either H&S compliance, or compliance with these other forms of legislation fails, causing harm to a member of staff, then they will be able to make a claim for compensation. Accident Claims UK can help with this workplace accident at Burger King claims. Speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of this guide to start your claim today.

Injuries Caused By Slips And Falls At Burger King

These are one of the most common types of all accidents that happen in fast food outlets. Slip, trip and fall Burger King Injuries can be caused by hazards such as:

  • Wet floors that have not been signposted.
  • Food spilt on floors and not cleaned up.
  • Damage to floor coverings such as tiles and carpets.
  • Potholes or broken paving slabs in the customer car park.
  • Obstructions left by cleaning staff in the kitchen.

These are just some of the common causes of a slip, trip or fall. There are many more. Call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page, and learn how we can help with your slip, trip or fall claim today.

Slips Or Falls In Food Preparation Areas

A slip, trip or fall in the kitchen is one of the most common types of accident at Burger King. A busy fast food restaurant can be a hectic place, and hazards can accumulate due to staff being too busy to deal with them, for example:

  • Kitchen floors being cleaned but left wet.
  • Oil from the deep fat fryer being spilt onto the floor.
  • Raw food being dropped onto the floor and not cleaned up.
  • Food slipping from customer food trays as they are passed across the counter being left on the floor.

If you have been injured in a slip, trip or fall accident while working in the kitchen at Burger King, Accident Claims UK can help. Speak with one of our team on the number at the end of the page to begin your claim today.

Can I Claim Compensation For Food Poisoning At A Burger King?

When it comes to food poisoning, Burger King has a pretty good track record. However, from time to time cases of food poisoning could occur due to bad food server at one of the fast food outlets. Food can go bad for many reasons, such as:

  • Undercooking food.
  • Storing food at the wrong temperature.
  • Allowing food to sit under the service display for too long.
  • Preparing food in an unhygienic kitchen.

If you have come down with food poising after eating in Burger King, Accident Clams UK can assist you in making a claim. Call us on the number at the bottom of this page to learn more.

When Making A Claim For Your Burger King Accident What Can You Include?

As with all personal injury claims, the settlement you could receive for a claim against Burger King could consist if multiple types of damages, for example:

  • Special damages:
    • Loss of future income.
    • Loss of current earnings.
    • Cost of in-home care.
    • Cost of private medical treatment.
    • Cost of travel.
  • General damages:
    • Permanent disabilities.
    • Long and painful recovery.
    • Psychological injuries.
    • Pain and suffering.
    • Mental trauma.

If you would like to know which types of damages might be applicable in your own case, call Accident Claims UK on the number below.

Accident Compensation Calculator

In the following table, you will find a list of typical amounts of compensation paid for a range of different illnesses and injuries.

Injury TypeSeverityInformationCompensation
Hand injuriesMinor - seriousThe injury will scale upwards from tissue damage including cuts and abrasions, through sprains and fractures, to loss of use or amputation of the hand.Up to £54,309
Wrist injuriesMinor - severeThe injury will scale upwards from damage to soft tissue including lacerations and bruising, through sprains, nerve damage and fractures, to loss of use of the wrist.Up to £4,189
Arm injuriesModerate - severeThe injury will scale upwards from cuts and damage to the soft tissue, though muscle or nerve damage and fractures, to complete loss of use or amputation of the arm below or above the elbow.Up to £114,839
Finger injuriesMinor - severeThe injury will scale up from brushing and lacerations, through dislocation and fractures, to complete loss of use or amputation of one or more of the fingers.Up to £21,949
Thumb injuriesMinor - severeThe injury will scale up from brushing and lacerations, through dislocation and fractures, to complete loss of use or amputation of one or both of the thumbs.Up to £48,049
Back injuriesMinor - severeThe injury will scale up from soft tissue damage of the back such as cuts and lacerations, through muscle or nerve damage and fractures of one or more vertebrae, to complete loss of mobility of the back.Up to £141,179
Neck injuriesMinor - severeThe injury will scale up from soft tissue damage of the neck such as cuts and lacerations, through muscle or nerve damage and fractures of one or more vertebrae, to complete loss of mobility of the neck.Up to £130,089
Toe injuriesModerate - severeThe injury will scale up from brushing and lacerations, through dislocation and fractures, to complete loss of use or amputation of one or more of the toes.Up to £49,149
Ankle injuriesMinor - severeThe injury will scale upwards from damage to soft tissue including lacerations and bruising, through sprains, nerve damage and fractures, to loss of use of the ankle.Up to £61,149
Foot injuriesMinor - very severeThe injury will scale upwards from tissue damage including cuts and abrasions, through sprains and fractures, to loss of use or amputation of the foot.Up to £96,149
Leg injuriesMinor - severeThe injury will scale upwards from cuts and damage to the soft tissue, though muscle or nerve damage and fractures, to complete loss of use or amputation of the leg below or above the knee.Up to £119,249
Food poisoningMinorThe victim would have symptoms such as fever, diarrhoea, nausea, sickness, muscle or abdominal cramps, etc. They would last for the short-term.Up to £3,005
Food poisoningModerateThe victim would have symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea, sickness, muscle or abdominal cramps, etc. They would last for the medium-term.Up to £7,255
Food poisoningModerate - severeThe victim would have symptoms such as a high fever, diarrhoea, nausea, sickness, muscle or abdominal cramps, etc. They would last for the long-term.Up to £14,605
Food poisoningSevereThe victim would have symptoms such as a very high fever, diarrhoea, nausea, sickness, muscle or abdominal cramps, etc. They would last for the long-term and may require hospitalisation for treatment or to stabilise.Up to £39,9045

Cal Accident Clams UK on the number below to get a personalised estimate of how much you might be able to claim.

No Win No Fee Accident In Burger King Personal Injury Claims

Accident Claims UK can process your Burger King claim under our No Win No Fee agreement. You pay nothing to start your claim, or indeed as we process your claim. You also owe nothing if we fail to win your claim. You only pay when you win compensation, and we will deduct our fee out of the payment we have received for you at this time.

Why Choose To Make Your Claim For An Accident In Burger King With Us?

Accident Claims UK is a skilled and experienced accident and injury solicitor that can help you to get the most compensation possible. We are always available to keep you updated on the status of your claim, and answer any questions you have about what we have been doing for you. Call us on the number below to start your claim today.

How To Get In Touch With Accident Claims UK

If you are ready to begin a compensation claim for an illness or injury caused b Burger King, then call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801 today. One of our team will explain how we can act as your personal injury lawyer, and get started on your claim right away.

Helpful Guides And Where To Find Further Information

By clicking on the link below, you will find information covering the responsibilities of food vendors in the UK:

Food vendor responsibilities

Here is a link to UK food hygiene guidelines:

UK food hygiene guidelines

At this link, you will find a guide to making a claim for workplace accidents:

A guide to claims for workplace accidents

At the link below, you will find a guide to making a claim for a pavement accident:

A guide to making a claim for a pavement accident

Below at this link, you will find a guide to making a claim for a scald from a hot drink:

A guide to claiming for a hot drink scald