Every Friday night, thousands of people flock to bars and clubs to let their hair down, enjoy a drink and catch up with friends after a long week at work.
While clubbing can be great fun, club accidents are fairly common. If you’ve been injured in a nightclub or you’ve suffered injuries as a result of accidents at a night spot, such as slips, trips and falls, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation.
Five most common injuries when leaving a night spot
A heady combination of alcohol, late nights and wearing unstable footwear means that nightclub accidents are commonplace. Here are five of the most common injuries sustained by people partying at night spots around the country:
- Broken bones: broken bones are one of the most common injuries caused by slips and trips, which are common after a night out, when people tend to be less steady due to alcohol consumption and wearing high heels. You may also fall in a public place, such as a bar, if the floor is wet or slippery as a result of people spilling drinks.
- Facial injuries: facial injuries are often sustained by people who have been involved in fights, which are a frequent occurrence outside night spots, especially among people who have consumed a lot of alcohol. If you are attacked or abused by another person in a night club, you have the right to pursue legal action. Fighting can also result in many other types of injury, including bruising, internal injuries, dental injuries and head injuries.
- Bruising: falls are the most common type of club accident and one of the most common results is bruising, which is caused by bleeding beneath the skin. Bruising can range from mild to severe and although they heal independently, it can take several weeks and bruising can be painful.
- Head and spinal injuries: the risk of falling in a public place is heightened by alcohol, which affects balance, coordination and reaction times. Landing awkwardly and falling from height can result in serious head and spinal injuries, which may cause life-limiting injuries, including paralysis.
- Alcohol poisoning: excessive alcohol consumption can prompt a series of abnormal reactions in the body, resulting in severe vomiting, dizziness and even loss of consciousness.
Making a compensation claim for a nightclub accident
If you’ve been injured in a public place, such as a nightclub, and you weren’t to blame, you may be eligible for compensation. Examples of common public place claims include slips and trips on slippery floors, which were not well marked and falls caused by defective flooring.
If you would like to find out more about public place injury compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for no win, no fee* advice about making a public liability claim.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice