Soho is at the heart of London’s thriving and eclectic night scene. While it is such a popular area for a good night on the town, it is unsurprising that there are a number of common accidents in London’s Soho.
Slips, trips & falls
Slipping and tripping are among the most common cause of accidents in general, not just in Soho. A slip or trip can result in a number of serious injuries and the chances of a slip or trip occurring are exacerbated by the consumption of alcohol which can affect balance. When choosing your footwear for a night out, it’s important not to choose just the most stylish pair of shoes you have, but also the most practical with adequate grip for avoiding slipping & tripping.
Whiplash occurs when the muscles in the neck are subjected to a sudden and violent movement which causes extreme pain. Whiplash is most commonly associated with road traffic accidents and could occur when travelling in a taxi to and from a nightclub. The symptoms of whiplash are not always immediately apparent and may manifest themselves several days after the accident occurs.
Accidents at work
It is not just those who wish to enjoy a night out that are at risk of suffering an accident, but also those who work in the nightlife scene such as bar staff. Bar staff are at risk of a number of accidents, such as repetitive strain injury and suffering cuts from broken glass. Many nightclub workers complain of having developed the symptoms of tinnitus from prolonged exposure to music without adequate hearing protection.
Accident in Soho?
Have you had an accident in Soho and you weren’t to blame? You could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. By choosing Accident Advice Helpline as your legal representation, you can avail of the specialised service we have developed in over 15 years of helping clients with claims in all areas of personal injury compensation. Contact us on 0800 689 0500 for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly, competent advisors who will assist you with any claims you may have regarding the claim process.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown