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What Should I Do if I Am Burned at a Restaurant?

 Posted on February 09, 2024 in Burns

Blog ImageDining out with your family and friends should be a fun, relaxing time. However, receiving a burn injury while dining out may result in serious long-term complications. Restaurants and service workers have a duty of care to customers to ensure that burn injuries are not received, and you may be able to seek compensation due to a burn injury accident. An experienced Illinois burn injury attorney can help you explore your options.

How Do Restaurant Burn Injuries Happen?

Restaurants can be full of burn hazards simply due to the nature of the work. Kitchens are full of hot open flames, high-temperature ovens, and other hot or heated surfaces that may cause burns when safety precautions are not taken.

For customers, burn injuries may happen when service workers or other restaurant staff are not paying attention to the heated temperature of plates, food, or liquids. This may result in common accidents such as:

  • Liquids at boiling or near-boiling temperatures spilled onto customers

  • Hot plates and skillets that touch the skin

  • Burns from open flames, including grills and candles on tables

  • Burns from consuming food or liquid that is at an excessively hot temperature

A burn sustained by customers after any of these incidents or a similar incident can result in expensive medical bills and a long recovery process.

What Steps Should I Take after Receiving a Burn Injury?

After receiving any kind of burn injury at a restaurant, your first step should be to seek immediate medical attention. Make sure to document your injury and the circumstances surrounding it as soon as possible and obtain copies of your medical paperwork showing the type of treatment needed and any long-term medical costs.

The key to pursuing a burn injury claim against a restaurant is proving that restaurant staff acted with negligence or recklessness in a way that led to your burn injury, or that the restaurant was host to an unsafe atmosphere that contributed to your injury. You do not have to know anything about this - a lawyer can help you with this complex area of law

Contact a Rockford, IL Burn Injury Lawyer

Dealing with a burn injury is complicated, and medical treatment for this type of injury can be costly. If you have received a burn while dining in a restaurant, you may be able to receive compensation for your injury. Speak with a skilled Winnebago County, IL burn injury attorney to learn more about your legal options.

Call Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law at 815-215-7561 for a free consultation.

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