Spain Restaurant Personal Injury Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Restaurant Accident In Spain

Accident in restaurant Spain

Accident in restaurant Spain

On this page, you will find a detailed guide to making a compensation claim for an accident at a restaurant in Spain. Nobody likes to think about becoming ill, or being injured while they are on holiday, but it does happen from time to time. A restaurant can be a hazardous place for UK holidaymakers in certain circumstances. This guide covers all you need to know for making a claim for a restaurant accident, or an illness you contracted due to the actions of a restaurant.

If you get to the end of this guide, and you still have one or more questions that are unanswered, we can help. Just speak to one of the Accident Claims UK team on 0800 073 8801, and they will answer any questions you have, and also help you to get your claim started.

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A Guide To Restaurant Accident And Injury Claims In Spain

In this guide, you will learn why you may have a valid personal injury claim, and why you should choose Accident Claims UK as your personal injury lawyer to process your claim for you. The guide begins by covering some of the most common types of accidents and health risks encountered in a restaurant overseas. This includes accidents caused by damaged fittings, slips, trips and falls, burns and scalds, and food-related illnesses. This section also takes a look at some of the negative effects on a person’s health these injuries can cause in the long-term.

The middle part of this guide covers issues related to the claim itself. This includes a list of all the time limits for making a claim, as well as a list of the potential types of damages that your settlement could comprise of. You will also find a detailed table that lists typical compensation amounts for a wide range of illnesses and injuries.

The last part of this guide will explain how to begin your claim, and it will also give a brief introduction to the claims service that we offer here at Accident Claims UK. This is an effective way for you to have an expert legal team process your claim for you, under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). If you are ready to move forward with your claim, or have questions about this guide, speak to one of our team on the number at the bottom of the page today.

What Accidents And Injuries Can Happen At A Restaurant In Spain?

There are many reasons that you might want to make a claim in Spain, due to an incident at a restaurant. Accident Clams UK should be able to help you claim, no matter how you were caused harm, as long as the restaurant was at fault. Common types of claims include:

  • Slips, trips and falls in a restaurant
  • Burns and scalds from spilt food and drinks.
  • Food poisoning and related illnesses caused by bad food in a restaurant.
  • Injuries caused by faulty or damaged fixtures and fittings in a restaurant.

We will cover some of these claim types below. No matter how you were harmed, speak to one of the Accident Claims UK team on the number at the end of the page, to start your claim today.

Accidents Caused By Damaged Or Broken Facilities

One of the more common reasons that a personal injury solicitor is asked to make a restaurant claim, is for injuries that have been caused by damaged fixtures and fittings. For example:

  • Cuts caused by cracked or damaged glasses.
  • Chairs collapsing and the person sitting on them being injured.
  • Tripping accidents due to poor lighting in the restaurant.
  • Slipping accidents due to spilt food.
  • Scalds caused by hot food or drink being spilt on a customer.

There are many ways a person can be injured in an accident at a restaurant; these are just a few. Talk to one of the Accident Claims UK team on the number at the end of the page, and explain how you came to harm. They will let you know whether you have a valid claim or not.

Slip Or Fall Accidents At A Restaurant In Spain

Of all types of accidents, a slip trip, and fall is the most common of all. These simple accidents can happen at any time, and in any place. From the moment you step out of your door to go on holiday, you face the risk of a slip, trip or fall. A restaurant presents a number of hazards, such as:

  • Drinks that have been spilt of floors.
  • Food that has been dropped on the floor.
  • Damaged floor covering such as cracked tiles and torn carpets.
  • Uneven steps and paving slabs at the hotel entrance.

No matter how your slip, trip or fall happened, Accident Claims UK should be able to assist you. Take to one of our team on the number at the bottom of the page to find out how.

Burn Injuries Suffered At A Restaurant In Spain

Unsurprisingly, a scald or burn injury is a very common reason why people make a restaurant claim. There are multiple ways that this kind of accident can occur at a restaurant, including:

  • Hot drinks that are spilt on a customer.
  • Hot food that is dropped onto a customer.
  • Hot charcoal burning a customer at a BBQ restaurant.
  • A gas food warmer burning a customer at a fondue restaurant.

If you are injured due to a burn or scaled such as those outlined above, speak to one of the Accident Claims UK team on the number at the bottom of this guide. They will be able to get your claim started right away.

Food Poisoning And Illnesses Caused By A Restaurant In Spain

Spain restaurant accident statistics

The graph above shows the main causes of food-poisoning. For UK people visiting Spain, food poisoning and illness claims are fairly common. It’s not that the restaurants are dirtier or less hygienic than back home that causes food poisoning in Spain. It is the fact that UK holidaymakers are not prepared for the foreign strains of bacteria and germs that cause food-related illnesses. Combined with the stress on the stomach of eating unfamiliar foods, this can lead to a higher risk of food poisoning. Typical symptoms can include:

  • Stomach cramps.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Fever.
  • Joint of muscle pain.

If you are suffering any two or more of these symptoms, you should probably seek medical help. You could need antibiotics, and in extreme cases a saline IV to make up for fluid loss and to deal with dehydration. If you do want to try treating the illness yourself first, then you could try charcoal tablets, that should be available at any Spanish pharmacy.

What Can The Long Term Effects Of A Restaurant Accident Be?

If you have to make an accident in Spain claim for an injury or illness caused by a restaurant, the settlement you receive will include a provision for the possible long-term effects of your illness or injury. Long-term effects caused by serious injuries such as:

  • Paralysis or amputation of a limb.
  • Brain damage causing loss of life quality.
  • Damage to the stomach or one of the internal organs.
  • Long-term medical conditions that will require regular treatment or medication.

There are many injuries and illnesses that can cause long-term or permanent health issues. You may like to take a look at our general restaurant claims guide at this link, for more details.

How to claim for accidents in a restaurant

How Long After An Accident At A Restaurant In Spain Can I Claim – Time Limits

You will need to start your claim within the personal injury claims time limit, and we have covered these in the table below:

Circumstances of injury or illnessTime Limits
For any holiday activities that were part of a package holiday.3 years may very
For any holiday that is not a package holiday.1 year may very
On a flight too or from Spain.2-years may very

When I Make A Spanish Holiday Restaurant Accident Claim, What Can I Claim For?

If you are the victim of a holiday accident in Spain, if you are successful in your compensation claim, your settlement will be made up of a number of different types of damages, for example:

  • General damages (to compensate for physical harm):
    • Pain and suffering – for the pain encountered at the time of the accident, and also whilst receiving emergency medical treatment.
    • Mental trauma – for the shock of being involved in an accident, and for receiving serious injuries.
    • Psychological damage – for additional psychological issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety or newly developed phobias.
    • Painful recuperation – if your injuries are going to take an extended period to heal, and the treatment will involve some level of pain.
    • Long-term or permanent disability – if your injuries will never heal totally, and you will be left with some kind of disability for the long-term or even permanently.
  • Special damages (to compensate for ad-hoc and financial losses):
    • Travel costs – if you have had to travel due to the claim itself, or to get your injuries treated.
    • Medical fees – if you have had to pay, even partially, for some kind of medical care that was not available on the National Health Service.
    • Cost of care – if your injuries required nursing care at home, or you had to hire in a cleaner or some other form of home help.
    • Loss of current earnings – if your medical condition forced you to take time away from work, and you lost out on your pay, partially or completely.
    • Lowered prospects in the future – if your earning potential will be negatively impacted due to your injuries. For example, you have to change jobs, or you have to stop working entirely.

To find out what types of damages might apply in your own case, Speak to one of the Accident Claims UK team on the number down below.

Spain Restaurant Accident Compensation Claims Calculator

Instead of adding a personal injury claims calculator to this page, we have provided you with this list of injuries and illnesses, with typical amounts of compensation they often receive.

Injury or Illness TypeSeverityCompensationAdditional Information
Hand injuryMinor to seriousUp to £54,308Injuries will grade upwards from cuts, lacerations and bruising, through sprains, all types of fractures and nerve damage, to amputation of one or both of the hands.
Wrist injuryMinor to severeUp to £4,188Injuries will grade upwards from soft tissues damage such as bruises, burns and cuts, through sprains, nerve damage and broken bones, to paralysis of one or both of the wrists.
Arm injuryModerate to severeUp to £114,838Injuries will grade upwards from tissue damage (cuts, lacerations, burns, etc.) through breaks to the bones of the arm, muscle and nerve damage, to amputation of one or both arms below or above the elbow.
Finger injuryMinor to severeUp to £21,948Injuries will grade upwards from scrapes, cuts and lacerations, through dislocated or fractured fingers, to amputation of one to all of the fingers.
Thumb injuryMinor to severeUp to £48,048Injuries will grade upwards from scrapes, cuts and lacerations, through a dislocated or fractured thumb, to amputation of one or both of the thumbs.
Back injuryMinor to severeUp to £141,178Injuries will grade upwards from damage to the soft tissue of the back such as cuts and bruising, through damaged or fractured vertebrae, nerve damage and sprains, to partial or complete paralysis of the back.
Neck injuryMinor to severeUp to £130,088Injuries will grade upwards from damage to the soft tissue of the neck such as cuts and bruising, through damaged or fractured vertebrae, nerve damage and sprains, to partial or complete paralysis of the neck.
Toe injuryModerate to severeUp to £49,148Injuries will grade upwards from scrapes, cuts and lacerations, through dislocated or fractured toes, to amputation of one to all of the toes.
Ankle injuryMinor to severeUp to £61,148Injuries will grade upwards from soft tissues damage such as bruises, burns and cuts, through sprains, nerve damage and broken bones, to paralysis of one or both of the ankles.
Foot injuryMinor to very severeUp to £96,148Injuries will grade upwards from cuts, lacerations and bruising, through sprains, all types of fractures and nerve damage, to amputation of one or both of the feet.
Leg injuryMinor to severeUp to £119,248Injuries will grade upwards from tissue damage (cuts, lacerations, burns, etc.) through breaks to the bones of the leg, muscle and nerve damage, to amputation of one or both legs below or above the knee.
Food poisoning or similarMinorUp to £3,008This would be a very mild illness, that would have symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and stomach cramps. It would last just a few days, and would clear up without medication.
Food poisoning or similarModerateUp to £7,258This would be a more serious illness, that would have symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and stomach cramps and a mild fever. It would last just a week or so, and require over the counter medication to treat it.
Food poisoning or similarModerate to severeUp to £14,608This would be a serious illness, that would have symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and stomach cramps and a high fever. It would last up to two weeks, and would need prescription medication to treat.
Food poisoning or similarSevereUp to £39,9048This would be a very serious illness, that would have symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and stomach cramps and a high fever. It would require hospitalisation to treat, with the patient needing monitoring and care for some days.

If you would like to know how much you might be able to get for your claim in Spain, talk to one of the Accident Claims UK team on the number below. They will go over your claim with you, and once they know enough, they will give you an estimate of the value of your claim.

No Win No Fee Restaurant Accident And Illness In Spain Claims

Here at Accident Claims UK, we can offer you a financially risk-free way to have your compensation claim processed. We can provide you with our accident and injury claim service, under a No Win No Fee agreement. There would be no charge to make a start on your claim, and no charge to process your claim, no matter how long this takes. We also won’t charge if we fail to get you any compensation at all.

The only time that we are going to levy a charge, is when we have successfully won and received a compensation payment for you. At this stage, we will take our fee out of the money received, and then give the rest to you. Speak to one of our team on the number below, if you have any questions about this claim service, and to find out how it can be of help to you.

How Do You Claim For An Accident Or Injury On Holiday

Starting your holiday accident claim is very simple. To start with, you should call the number down below, and speak to one of the Accident Claims UK team. When you do, they will ask you a number of questions, which are part of our new claims process. The answers that you give will help us learn everything we need to about your medical condition, and the accident that caused it.

Once we know enough about your claim, we can let you know what your legal options are, and then offer you a simple, effective and financially risk-free way to have your claim processes right away. Call the number below to get started with this now.

Contacting Our Team

If you have been injured in an accident, or developed food poisoning at a restaurant in Spain, then you need to speak to Accident Claims UK today. Call 0800 073 8801 right now, and one of our team will go over your claim with you. Once they know a little more about your situation, they will offer you some free legal advice on what you should do next.

Helpful Contact Details And Further Guides

At these links below, you will find plenty of information that could be of use to you:

NHS information on food poisoning

UK Government information for people travelling to Spain

How to apply for a European Health Insurance Card

You may also find some of the other guides on this website to be of use, for example, these two:

A guide to making a holiday accident claim

How to claim for an allergic food reaction