Claims Against Pizza Hut
With over 253 restaurants across the UK, Pizza Hut has a huge presence on the high street. Like all other restaurants, Pizza Hut is legally obliged to ensure the health and safety of its customers and staff and must adhere to its health and safety responsibilities. When it fails to do so, it can find itself liable to compensation claims, we can help with claims against Pizza Hut.
If you have been injured while eating or working at Pizza Hut, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Contact the claims experts
Jefferies Solicitors have over 25 years’ experience in dealing with compensation claims. If you have suffered an injury because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, we’ll guide you every step of the way and help you win the compensation you are entitled to.
Accidents in Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut has a duty of care to its customers and there are regulations in place to protect diners from injury. Pizza Hut should take reasonable precautions to reduce the risk of an accident happening. If there are any hazards in its stores, the company should prevent customers from coming into contact with these hazards. It should also ensure that its stores are well-maintained and fit for purpose.
In addition, Pizza Hut staff should be properly trained in identifying and reacting to hazards within the restaurants. For instance, if there has been a spillage, they should erect a wet floor sign, alerting customers to the spillage and the risk it might pose.
If Pizza Hut has failed in its duty to keep you safe while you are dining in its restaurant and you become injured as a result, you may have cause to make a claim.
Common types of accidents in Pizza Hut
There are a number of different kinds of accidents that might occur in Pizza Hut, including:
- Slip, trips or falls, caused by, for instance, loose items on the floor, spillages or defective flooring potentially causing bruising, cuts, scrapes, fractured or broken bones and head injuries.
- Burns from hot food, drinks or cooking appliances.
- Cuts from kitchen utensils or sharp objects.
- Food poisoning or illnesses.
- Falling downstairs.
Injured while working for Pizza Hut
Over 10,000 people are employed by Pizza Hut, either working within one of the company’s restaurants, warehouses or head office. Like all employers, Pizza Hut is legally obligated to keep its employees safe while they are at work and must put measures in place in order to do so.
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:
- You were an employee of the company
- Your employer neglected their duty of care
- 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 of personal injury lawyers at Jefferies Solicitors. If you are eligible, they 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. Read about this case study here.
Injured as a Pizza Hut delivery driver?
While it is possible for any person to get injured while driving on the road, those who are delivery drivers can especially be at risk due to the time constraints of their job and the simple fact that they spend a large amount of time on roads. Furthermore, food delivery drivers might be more at risk as they are more likely to use a bicycle or motorcycles which can increase your risk of being injured while travelling for more information see our delivery driver accident claims page.ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
What you should do if you have an accident at Pizza Hut
- Seek medical attention
- Report the accident- to Pizza Hut. They will record this in their accident book, which will be an essential piece of evidence when making a claim.
- Take photographs of the scene and your injuries.
- Identify witnesses and take their details.
- Keep any receipts for financial loss as a result of the accident-trips to medical appointments and for medication, for example.
- Contact a Personal Injury Solicitor.
Claims against Pizza Hut
If you are injured as a customer or employee, there are a number of steps you should take if you are considering making a personal injury claim.
When making any kind of accident claim, it is essential that you have a specialist on your side. You have just three years from the date of your accident in which to make a claim, so it is important that you begin the legal process as soon as possible. If you are a minor or would like to claim on behalf of a child, the three-year timeframe begins on the date of their eighteenth birthday.
AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION for claims against Pizza Hut
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 specific 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.
Start your claim today
If you think you might have a case for claim against Pizza Hut, then please contact us for informal advice. We operate on a no win, no fee basis.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.