It is more common than you might think to suffer personal injury due to pub accidents. Here are five far-fetched, yet possible, accidents you might come across at your local pub.
- Slips, trips and falls
Pubs are often noisy venues which can quickly become crowded. The combination of a lot of people, and plenty of drinking, means that drinks are often spilled and not cleaned up quickly. Additionally, being in a crowded venue means that you are at increased risk of bumping into somebody, or tripping over uneven flooring or hidden steps, and suffering a nasty slip, trip or a fall.
- Cuts and bruises
With so many drinks around it is inevitable that some will be spilled or knocked off tables. This leaves you at risk of slipping and falling and suffering a nasty cut, particularly to the hands or feet, from broken glass. Additionally, moving around a small space filled with pointy chairs and tables leaves you at risk of walking into something and suffering a bruise.
- Food Poisoning
Many pubs today are not only drinking venues but also eateries. However, if the food is not prepared or cooked correctly, you may be at risk of food poisoning. Spilled food also provides another slip and trip hazard around tables and chairs.
Similarly, when eating and drinking with a large group of people, perhaps in a rowdy environment, you may be at higher risk of choking when socialising in the pub.
- Road traffic accidents
It is important to ensure that upon leaving, or driving towards the pub, you are not under the influence of alcohol, as this will increase your chance of suffering a road traffic accident en route.
What should I do if I have suffered an accident in the pub?
If you have suffered an accident in the pub that wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline can help.
We are a law firm with 15 years’ experience in the personal injury compensation claim industry. Our Freephone helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in addition to the wealth of information available on our website. This inlcudes our free 30-second test compensation calculator, which can help determine the level of compensation you could be entitled to.
If you’ve suffered an accident in a pub, or in any other public place, through no fault of your own, get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you could be entitled to compensation. We work on a strict 100 per cent no-win no–fee basis, so you won’t be left out of pocket if your claim is unsuccessful.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice