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Claims Against McDonald’s

Do you work for a fast-food restaurant or are you an ex-employee or customer who has suffered an accident at a fast-food restaurant? If you have been injured due to an accident that was not your fault, contact us about personal injury claims against fast-food restaurants.

It doesn’t matter whether you were a customer or are directly or indirectly employed by a fast-food restaurant. If your injuries were caused by working conditions and failings in health and safety by a fast-food restaurant or negligence on their part, then you could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. The accident should have taken place in the last three years.


Contact the claims experts

Jefferies Solicitors have over 25 years of experience in dealing with compensation claims. If you have suffered an injury because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, we can help you. We will guide you every step of the way and help you win the compensation you are entitled to.

If you have been in an accident at work or in a public place then contact us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online. We have helped clients who have been injured in all kinds of health and safety-related accidents.

Claims against McDonald’s

Fast-food restaurants have a duty of care towards all their staff and customers, whether directly employed, agency workers, or dining at the restaurant. This means that they have to provide a safe and suitable public space and working environment. If they fail to follow health and safety procedures and this causes an accident, they could be held legally liable for any injuries sustained and have to pay the claimant compensation for their injuries.

Our clients often receive compensation payouts for restaurant injuries. What’s more, we offer every client a no-win no fee service too, so you don’t have to take any financial risks by paying upfront to make your claim.

If you do have legitimate grounds on which to make an accident or work injury claim, we may be able to give you an estimate of how much compensation your injuries could be worth.

Types of Injuries in Claims against McDonald’s

Some of the common ways injuries are sustained by staff and customers can include, but are not limited to:

  • Slips, trips and falls from spillages.
  • Door injuries.
  • Car park injuries.
  • Kitchen injuries from hot oil or equipment.
  • Food health and hygiene illnesses.
  • Manual handling injuries.
  • Racking and storage injuries.
  • Objects fallingif boxes and equipment are stored on high shelves and not properly packed away, they can fall, causing injuries.
  • Exposure to harmful substancesharmful chemicals can be used in warehouses, either for cleaning or other purposes.

Some of the common injuries that might occur include:

  • Crush Injuries – from falling objects, racking and doors.
  • Back Injuries – due to manual handling accidents and slips, trips or falls.
  • Chemical burns – from employers not providing the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training.
  • Heat burns – from oil or equipment.
  • Food Poisoning – from out-of-date food or lack of health and hygiene controls.

If you have suffered an injury at work or as a customer, that you believe was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Call our experts today for a no-obligation discussion to find out if you have a potential claim.



If you have been injured at work in an incident that came about due to your employer neglecting their duty of care, you may be entitled to compensation.

To do this you will need to be able to demonstrate that:

  1. You were an employee of the company
  2. Your employer neglected their duty of care
  3. This negligence was the cause of your injury

Being able to demonstrate these points indicates that your employer is responsible for your injury due to the breach of their duty of care. In that case, you should seek legal advice from the expert team at Jefferies Solicitors. If you are eligible, we will fight your case to secure you the compensation you deserve – all with our no win, no fee guarantee.

For more information see our accidents at work page.

We recently helped a client claim compensation for an accident at work claim following a burn injury whilst serving food. Read about this case study here.



AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION IN Claims against McDonald’s

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two distinct factors – general damages and special damages.


The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.

Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.


However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.

Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.

Claims against McDonald’s, Start your claim today

If you think you might have a case for an accident claim, please contact us for informal advice. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis.

Start your compensation claim with Jefferies Solicitors today. You can either call us free on 0800 342 3206 or enquire online and one of our team will be in touch with you to discuss your potential personal injury claim in more detail, on an informal and confidential basis.