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.
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 down stairs.
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.
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.
How to make a claim 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.
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.
Start your compensation claim with Jefferies Solicitors today. You can either call us free on 0800 342 3206 or enquire online. 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.