Burned by Hot Drink in KFC Restaurant

Having been burned by hot drink in KFC restaurant can result in extensive injuries and, when those injuries are due to the carelessness of the staff or management of the premises, you should be entitled to make a compensation claim against KFC for a hot drink burn.

Claims for hot drink burns in KFC are made against the company´s public liability insurers and not against an individual restaurant, and therefore it is important that you are aware of what can be included in a settlement of compensation for KFC hot drink burn injuries.

Furthermore, even though the nature of your burn accident in KFC might be the same as has happened to somebody else, the injuries that you suffered – and consequences that they make to your quality of life – are unique to you, and you should always discuss the circumstances of your KFC hot drink injury with a solicitor at the earliest practical opportunity.

Your Eligibility to Make Claims for Hot Drink Burns in KFC

Your eligibility to make claims for hot drink burns in KFC will depend on two conditions – that you sustained a KFC hot drink injury that was sufficiently severe to require medical treatment at a hospital or your doctor´s surgery, and that the burn accident in KFC occurred due to a lack of care by somebody employed by the restaurant.

Should you have neglected to seek professional medical attention as soon as possible after being burned by hot drink in KFC restaurant, there will be no record of your injury in your medical history to support a compensation claim against KFC for a hot drink burn and, even if medical treatment was administered several days later, your claim for compensation for KFC hot drink burn injuries could still be contested on the grounds that you worsened your injury by your own lack of care.

Making a Compensation Claim against KFC for a Hot Drink Burn

When sufficient evidence of negligence has been collected, your solicitor will compose a ‘Letter of Claim’, advising the restaurant´s public liability insurance company that you are making a compensation claim against KFC for a hot drink burn. The restaurant´s insurers have ninety days to conduct their own investigation into your burn accident in KFC and advise your solicitor whether they accept liability for their policyholder´s negligence and for you being burned by hot drink in KFC restaurant.

No mention is made of how much compensation for KFC hot drink burn injuries you may be entitled to receive at this point – indeed the full extent of your injuries may not yet be known and the value of claims for hot drink burns in KFC can be affected by scarring – both physical and psychological – which may not yet have manifested. Only when your solicitor is satisfied that the full consequences of your KFC hot drink injury are known will he or she enter into negotiations with the restaurant´s insurers to agree an appropriate compensation settlement.

How Much Compensation for KFC Hot Drink Burn Injuries

The amount of compensation for KFC hot drink burn injuries you may be entitled to claim can depend on the location, nature and severity of your injuries. Your solicitor will refer to the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages to locate similar claims for hot drink burns in KFC, and then adjust previous settlements of compensation for being burned by hot drink in KFC restaurant to account for your age, gender and prior physical condition.

To this calculation your solicitor will then factor in your compensation claim against KFC for a hot drink burn:-

  • compensation for your loss of amenity if you have not been able to partake in regular social, leisure and domestic pursuits that would form part of your regular routine,
  • compensation for any quantifiable psychological damage that you may have been diagnosed with as a result of your burn accident in KFC, and
  • damages for any expenses you have incurred – or may incur in the future – which are directly attributable to your KFC hot drink injury.

Settlement Offers for Being Burned by Hot Drink in KFC Restaurant

Following a burn accident in KFC, you may be approached directly by the company´s public liability insurers with an unsolicited offer of compensation for KFC hot drink burn injuries. You should always refer these direct offers of compensation to your solicitor to ensure they represent a fair and adequate settlement of your compensation claim against KFC for a hot drink burn.

Claims for hot drink burns in KFC are at risk of being under-settled if the insurance company has failed to conduct a full assessment of your claim and, if the compensation you are offered for being burned by hot drink in KFC restaurant proves to be less than you are entitled to, you cannot go back to the insurance company and make another claim for a KFC hot drink injury to account for the difference.


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