Slipped in Greasy Food in Kentucky Fried Chicken

Having slipped in greasy food in Kentucky Fried Chicken 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 slipping on food.

Claim for slipping on food 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 slip injuries.

Furthermore, even though the nature of your slip 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 slip injury with a solicitor at the earliest practical opportunity.

Establishing Liability for a Slip Accident in KFC

The fact that you suffered a KFC slip injury can be established by your medical history; however, establishing liability for a slip accident in KFC can be much harder. A claim for slipping on food in KFC has to be supported by evidence of negligence and it is not sufficient to say that the employee who assisted you after you had slipped in greasy food in Kentucky Fried Chicken admitted it was their fault and said they were “sorry”.

Your compensation claim against KFC for slipping on food has to establish that a preventable accident occurred due to the negligence of somebody who was responsible for your safety and well-being while you were a customer in the restaurant – in this case a restaurant employee or manager. In order to successfully claim compensation for KFC slip injuries you – or a solicitor on your behalf – may have to collect witness statements from other customers and staff who may have seen your accident occurring, take photographs of an avoidable hazard which may have caused your accident and make an access request if your slip accident in KFC was captured on CCTV.

Making a Compensation Claim Against KFC for Slipping on Food

When enough evidence of negligence on behalf of KFC 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 slipping on food. The restaurant´s insurers have ninety days to conduct their own investigation into your slip accident in KFC and advise your solicitor whether they accept liability for their policyholder´s negligence and for you having slipped in greasy food in Kentucky Fried Chicken.

No mention is made of how much compensation for KFC slip 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 claim for slipping on food 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 slip injury are known will he or she enter into negotiations with the restaurant´s insurers to agree to your compensation amount.

How Your Own Lack of Care Affects a Claim for a Slip Accident in KFC

Claim for slipping on food in KFC can be contested if it is believed that you contributed to the cause of your slip accident in KFC or if you made your injuries worse by failing to seek professional medical attention at the first possible opportunity. The company´s public liability insurers may argue that you are liable for your own injuries due to ‘contributory negligence’ in order to reduce the value of your compensation claim against KFC for slipping on food.

If proven, your contributory negligence might not disqualify you from claiming compensation for KFC slip injuries, but it could delay the resolution of your claim for having slipped in greasy food in Kentucky Fried Chicken and, if a degree of responsibility is assigned to you for your KFC slip injury, a reduction will be made to the settlement of your claim to reflect your own lack of care.

Settlement Offers for Having Slipped in Greasy Food in Kentucky Fried Chicken

Following a slip accident in KFC, you may be approached directly by the company´s public liability insurers with an unsolicited offer of compensation for KFC slip injuries. These unsolicited offers should first be redirected to your solicitor to ensure they represent a fair and adequate settlement of your compensation claim against KFC for slipping on food.

A claim for slipping on food in KFC can be 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 having slipped in greasy food in Kentucky Fried Chicken proves to be less than you are entitled to, you cannot go back to the insurance company and make another claim for a KFC slip injury to account for the difference.

Time Limits for Making a Claim for Slipping on Food in KFC

Time limits for making a claim for slipping on food in KFC exist to encourage claimants to make claims for a KFC slip injury while evidence of negligence is fresh and to protect the company´s public liability insurers from the constant threat of litigation. With the exception of claims involving children, you have three years in which to claim compensation for KFC slip injuries from the date on which your injuries from a slip accident in KFC are diagnosed.

Although three years may seem ample time in which to prepare and submit a compensation claim against KFC for slipping on food, should your solicitor have to wait for the results of an HSE investigation to support your claim for having slipped in greasy food in Kentucky Fried Chicken or a medical report to determine whether you have sustained a psychological injury in your accident, the window of opportunity can close very quickly.


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