I Slipped, Tripped, or Fell In McDonald’s, Can I Claim Compensation?
On this page, you will find a guide to making a personal injury claim for a slip, trip, or fall in McDonalds. You will find all the information and advice you need, to educate yourself about the legal process of making a claim. You will also learn about the common types of slip, trip and fall accidents, including work-related accidents. If you have any questions once you have finished reading this guide, call one of our legal team on 0800 073 8801, and they will answer your questions for you.
Select a Section:
- A Guide To McDonalds Slip, Trip, And Fall Compensation Claims
- What Are Slip, Trip, And Fall Injuries In McDonalds?
- Accidents Leading To McDonalds Slip, Trip, And Fall Claims
- What Are The Most Common Injuries From Slips, Trips, And Falls in Mcdonalds?
- What Are The Most Common Injuries From Slips, Trips, And Falls On A Wet Floor?
- Health And Safety Executive Statistics Showing Slips, Trips, And Falls In The Workplace
- Employee Slip, Trip, And Fall Accidents In McDonalds
- What Duty Of Care Do McDonalds Owe Their Employees?
- What Duty Of Care Does McDonalds Owe Customers?
- I Slipped On Food In McDonalds, Can I Claim Compensation?
- I Slipped On Other Liquids In McDonalds, Can I Claim Compensation?
- I Tripped On An Uneven Floor In McDonalds, Can I Claim Compensation?
- How To Start A McDonalds Slip, Trip, or Fall Claim
- What Can I Claim for After Slipping In McDonalds?
- How Much Compensation Could You Claim For Slip, Trip, And Fall Injuries In McDonalds?
- No Win No Fee Slip, Trip, And Fall Claims Against McDonalds
- Why Let Accident Claims UK Conduct Your Claim
- Contact Accident Claims UK Today
- Useful Links
A Guide To McDonalds Slip, Trip, And Fall Compensation Claims
For this guide to be of real use to you, you must be ready to make you clam within the personal injury claims time limit of three years. If you are, then the information below will explain how Accident Claims UK can process your claim for you, as your personal injury solicitor. We have not included an online personal injury claims calculator, that would try to calculate how much you might receive in compensation if you have slipped in McDonald’s. Instead, we recommend you give us a call on the number at the end of this guide, so that we can give you an accurate estimate, based on your own circumstances. We can also arrange for additional services, such as organising a free local medical examination for you. We would use the results of this medical examination as evidence of how severe your injuries were, to support your claim.
What Are Slip, Trip, And Fall Injuries In McDonalds?
People who become the victim of a slip and fall accident at McDonald’s, can sustain a very wide range of different injuries. From simple sprains, cuts and bruises, through to compound fractures of a major bone such as the femur. Elderly people are especially at risk of serious injuries caused by a slip, trip or fall. For an elderly person, an injury such as a fractured pelvis can be life-threatening. So, slip, trips and falls can cause injuries that could be the basis of a significant compensation claim. Accident Claims UK has plenty of experience with these kinds of claims, call us on the number at the bottom of this page to find out how we can help you.
Accidents Leading To McDonalds Slip, Trip, And Fall Claims
Part of the answer to the question, can I sue McDonald’s if I slipped and fell? Is how the accident happened, and who was to blame for it. If you simply trip over due to clumsiness, with no external factors coming in to play to contribute to the accident, then you are not going to have a valid claim. However, if an external factor did come in to play, such as a wet floor, which contributed to the accident even marginally, then Accident Claims UK could be able to help you to claim for your injuries. This is the pivotal point of every claim, proving that there is liability. This is not always straightforward. If you are unsure whether you have a basis for a claim, call Accident Claims UK on the number at the end of this guide, and we will give you some advice on whether you do or not.
What Are The Most Common Causes Of Slips, Trips, And Falls In McDonalds?
There are many ways that a slip, trip or fall accident can happen in McDonalds. Few locations accessible to the public present more slip, trip and fall risks than a restaurant. The list below covers some of the most common ways a slip, trip or fall can happen in a restaurant:
- Wet floors – a wet floor is supposed to be signposted as a hazard if it cannot be wiped up immediately.
- Damaged floor coverings – such as a frayed carpet, or a damaged floor tile can be a hazard.
- Cracked paving slabs – out in the customer parking area, damaged paving slabs and curb stones are a natural hazard.
- Badly lit stairs – where the lighting in a stairwell is not enough to show people where the edges of the steps are.
What Are The Most Common Injuries From Slips, Trips, And Falls On A Wet Floor?
Although there are many injuries that can lead to a person making a McDonald’s injury claim, some types of injuries are far more common than others. The list below details some of these more frequently seen types of injuries:
- Sprains – of the hands, wrists and arm, these are caused when a person tries to brace themselves when they fall, by putting their arms out in front of them. Also, sprains to the ankle are also very common in these types of accidents.
- Fractures – it takes very little pressure to fracture a bone such as the small ones in the wrist or hand. Bracing for a fall is a common caused of features of the small bones of the hand and wrist.
- Concussion – even a slight bump on the head can cause a mild case of concussion. A more serious accident can cause a dangerous case of concussion which will need hospitalisation.
- Cuts and bruises – especially when a person has an accident outside, and falls on to a hard, jagged surface such as tarmac or paving
- Serious injuries – elderly people, with frail bones, can suffer serious injuries such as compound fractures of major bones in the leg, or even the pelvis. For the elderly, these are traumatic injuries that cause death in a percentage of cases.
These are just some of the most common injuries that a slip, trip or fall can cause, there are more. No matter what your injuries are, Accident Claims UK should be able to claim for them if McDonalds was to blame for the accident that caused them.
Health And Safety Executive Statistics Showing Slips, Trips, And Falls In The Workplace
McDonalds, as with every company in the UK, is required by law to maintain a safe working environment for its staff. However, despite this, there are still many slip, trip and fall accidents involving employees each year. As the graph above shows, the most common type of work-related injuries in the UK each year are slips, trips and falls. Accident Claims UK can help employees of McDonalds to make an injury claim if they have a valid cause.
Employee Slip, Trip, And Fall Accidents In McDonalds
As mentioned above, McDonalds is legally obligated to maintain a safe working place for all of its staff at all times. Part of this legal requirement comes from the Occupiers Liability Act 1984; this is general legislation applicable to every place of business. It is designed to force the premises owner to keep it safe. A large part of the legislation that McDonalds must comply with, comes from the requirements set out by the Health & Safety Executive in relation to the food service industry.
McDonalds must comply with every piece of applicable legislation at all times. If it fails to do so, and this failure leads to an injury to a member of staff, or to a member of the public, then McDonalds would be liable for compensation. Accident Claims UK can help employees claim for a work-related slip trip or fall, if the accident was the fault of the restaurant. If you are the victim of a work-related accident, be sure to fill in the accident book and make a McDonald’s accident report to your employer.
What Duty Of Care Do McDonalds Owe Their Employees?
In the section above, we covered the legal requirements that McDonalds must comply with as part of the process of doing business. These are not optional requirements; they are monitored closely for compliance.
As a general rule of thumb, McDonalds has a duty of care towards their employees, meaning that need to take make all reasonable efforts to maintain the security, safety and health of their employees at all times. This includes the issue of mental health, which means work-related stress and other workplace psychological problems need to be addressed.
What Duty Of Care Does McDonalds Owe Customers?
As a restaurant operator, McDonalds has a specific duty of care towards its customers. McDonalds is responsible for ensuring the restaurant is safe for members of the public to enter. If there are potential Health & Safety hazards in effect, then proper warning signs must be positioned to warn the public of them. This duty of care covers not only the dining area, but also outside in the customer parking area, or garden. If McDonalds fails in this duty of care, leading to a slip, trip or fall accident, Accident Claims UK should be able to help the victim make a compensation claim.
I Slipped On Food In McDonalds, Can I Claim Compensation?
The answer to the question, I fell at McDonald’s on a wet floor can I claim compensation? Is yes, as long as the accident can be proven to be the fault of McDonalds. Health & Safety regulations state that all wet floors in a restaurant must be cleaned as soon as possible. If they cannot be cleaned immediately, a suitable hazard sign must be placed, to stop people walking across the wet area. If you are a customer in McDonalds, and slip on a wet floor that isn’t signposted as a hazard, then Accident Claims UK should be able to help you claim compensation for slipping on a wet floor in McDonald’s.
I Slipped On Other Liquids In McDonalds, Can I Claim Compensation?
Health & Safety regulations make no distinction between the type of liquid that has caused a wet floor. Therefore, any spillage of liquid must be signposted, as described in the previous section. Failure to do so, leading to an injury to a member of the public, will see McDonalds being liable to pay compensation.
I Tripped On An Uneven Floor In McDonalds, Can I Claim Compensation?
The majority of McDonald’s injury settlements are made for slip, trip and fall injuries. Slipping on a wet or dirty floor being the most common of all accidents that happen in McDonalds to members of the public and employees. However, tripping on an uneven floor is also a common reason to make a claim. This could be either indoors, such as tripping on a torn or frayed carpet, or outside in the customer parking area, such as tripping on a damage paving slab. In these situations, Accident Claims UK should be able to help you claim compensation for your injuries.
How To Start A McDonalds Slip, Trip, or Fall Claim
The process of starting McDonald’s slip and fall cases is very simple. All you really need to do is call Accident Claims UK on the number at the end of this page. One of our team will then ask you a number of questions, such as:
- When did the accident happen?
- Where did the accident happen?
- How did the accident happen?
- Who do you think is to blame for the accident?
- What caused the accident?
- What injuries did you sustain?
- What is the prognosis for your long-term recovery?
- Have you had to miss work due to your injuries?
- Have you suffered from any form of financial loss due to your injuries?
These questions and others are part of our new claims onboarding process. They give is a better picture of your accident, and also the injuries that you suffered. When we know enough, we can give you some free legal advice on what we believe you should do next. In most cases, this advice will be to use our No Win No Fee claims service to get you the compensation you are eligible for. More on this in the sections below.
What Can I Claim for After Slipping In McDonalds?
All slip and fall judgements against McDonald’s are different, and this means that the types of damages awarded are unique across each claim. However, typically, we see damages such as these below claimed for:
- Special damages – all of the non-physical reasons for compensation to be paid:
- Care costs
- Medical fees
- Travel costs
- Loss of earnings
- Loss or potential prospects
- Ad-hoc losses
- General damages – all of the physical reasons for compensation to be paid:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental trauma
- Psychological injuries
- Long-term suffering
- Permanent disabilities
These are the most typical types of damages we see paid to claimants. However, there are more. Call Accident Claims UK at the number at the end of this page, so we can give you a personalised estimate of the damages you could claim.
How Much Compensation Could You Claim For Slip, Trip, And Fall Injuries In McDonalds?
Every slip, trip and fall claim is different, so each attracts a different level of compensation. However, the table below gives typical payments awarded for a range of injuries:
|Injury Type||How Severe?||Information||Compensation|
|Neck injury||Minor to severe||From simple cuts and bruises, through to sprains and muscle damage, fractures of the neck and also paralysis.||Up to £130,069|
|Back injury||Minor to severe||From cuts, bruises and laceration, through back injuries such as muscle strain, fractures and all the way up to paralysis of the back.||Up to £141,159|
|Hand injury||Minor to serious||The hands are very easily injured in a slip, trip or fall, from cuts, through to broken fingers.||Up to £54,289|
|Wrist injury||Minor to severe||The wrists are very easily injured in a slip, trip or fall, from sprains through to fractures.||Up to £4,169|
|Arm injury||Moderate to severe||When a person slips, trips or falls, they could land on their elbow, causing a fracture to the elbow, or one of the other bones of the arm.||Up to £114,819|
|Finger injury||Minor to severe||From cuts and bruises, through dislocation, fractures and amputation.||Up to £21,919|
|An injured thumb||Minor to severe||From simple soft tissue damage through to amputation of the thumb.||Up to £48,089|
|Toe injury||Moderate to severe||From cuts and bruises, through dislocation, fractures and amputation of both toes.||Up to £49,189|
|Ankle injury||Minor to severe||The ankles are very easily injured in a slip, trip or fall, from sprains through to fractures.||Up to £61,119|
|Foot injury||Minor to very severe||The foot can be injured only slightly, cuts and bruises, for example, all the way through sprains and fractures, to paralysis.||Up to £96,159|
|Leg injury||Minor to severe||The leg can be injured only slightly, cuts and bruises, for example, all the way through sprains and fractures, to paralysis.||Up to £119,219|
No Win No Fee Slip, Trip, And Fall Claims Against McDonalds
Accident Claims UK can help you to claim for a slip and fall injury in McDonald’s, by offering you our national No Win No Fee claims service as the vehicle for processing your claim. Using our claims service means you pay nothing until you win your claim. We take no fee when taking your claim on, and we won’t charge anything at all until we reach a resolution, even if this takes many months. If we fail to win you any damages, then we charge you nothing at all. The only time you pay us, is when we receive a compensation payment on your behalf, and at this stage, we will take our agreed fee out of the payment and give you the rest.
Why Let Accident Claims UK Conduct Your Claim
If you have had a slip and fall in McDonald’s and need a solicitor to process your claim, you should consider using Accident Claims UK. Our No Win No Fee has successfully helped claimants to get the compensation they are eligible for in many similar cases. We are always available to answer any questions you have, using plain and simple English. We won’t try to blind you with legal jargon. To find out more about how Accident Claims UK can help you to claim the maximum compensation possible, call the number below today.
Contact Accident Claims UK Today
Are you ready to make a personal injury claim for a slip, trip or fall accident that happened in McDonalds? If you are, call us on 0800 073 8801 right now. One of our team will talk you through our new claim onboarding process, and we can start working on your claim straight away.
To find out more about the Occupiers Liability Act 1984, you can visit this link below:
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Health & Safety information from McDonalds UK can be found at this link below:
At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming for a hand injury:
At the link below, you will find a guide to claiming for a concussion injury: