I recently suffered a severe scalding after my hot chocolate was reheated, can I make a claim for being burned by a hot drink in Starbucks?
Whether you can make a claim for being burned by a hot drink in Starbucks depends on whether you have been the victim of third party negligence and suffered an injury in an avoidable accident. This is possible if you have been injured by hot drink in Starbucks due to a lack of care being taken towards your health and safety and Starbucks have failed to perform their duty of care. Customers who visit any Starbucks premises are entitled not to expect to sustain an injury and if they are involved in a scalding accident in Starbucks for which they are not entirely to blame they may be entitled to claim compensation.
Your claim for being burned by hot drink in Starbucks may be possible if measures were not taken in order to avert the possibility of an accident and injury occurring. This is possible depending on the manner in which your hot chocolate was reheated, and whether this resulted in your scalding accident in Starbucks. When reheating a drink it is important for Starbucks staff to remember that great care should be taken, particularly when reheated in a microwave. There is a possibility that the drink could become superheated in the middle, which can sometimes be over boiling point and as this is often trapped by a layer of cooler liquid there is a strong possibility that a customer may be injured by hot drink in Starbucks. If the drink was reheated it should have been stirred before it was served, and if measures were not taken to avoid the possibility of an accident occurring you may be entitled to claim compensation for being burned by hot drink in Starbucks.
Before initiating a claim for being burned by hot drink in Starbucks, your immediate priority should be to seek medical attention for your burns. Not only will this limit the extent of your injuries, but it will also ensure that there will be proof in your medical records that you have been injured by hot drink in Starbucks which is essential before making a claim. Medical attention is also required as your compensation for being burned by hot drink in Starbucks can be affected if you are determined to have contributed to the extent of your injuries in any way. If your injuries deteriorate as a result of failing to seek immediate medical attention after your scalding accident in Starbucks your compensation may be reduced to reflect your own negligence.
Once this has been done you should consult a personal injury solicitor if you have been injured by hot drink in Starbucks. You can then discuss the details of your accident and injury, determine the strength of your claim, calculate the amount of compensation for being burned by hot drink in Starbucks to which you may be entitled and establish whether your claim is worth pursuing further. Your solicitor can also provide you with representation after your scalding accident in Starbucks, and ensure that your claim for being burned by hot drink in Starbucks runs as smoothly as possible.