You are in a nightclub, enjoying a dance and a drink with friends, listening to the music and generally having a good time. Suddenly, you fall or are bumped into and you sustain an injury. It doesn’t particularly matter whether it is a slip, trip or fall, cut or any other injury, someone else may be liable.
Instances when the injury would be someone’s fault
If the slip, trip or fall injury was caused directly by a fault of the nightclub such as a broken floor tile, a wire trailing along the floor or a poorly-lit step, then the nightclub may be liable. Even slip injuries could be the nightclub’s fault if the spillage or slip hazard was reported to staff but not cleared up. In such instances that your injury is not the fault of the nightclub nor your own, you may be able to make a claim.
When would the injury not be anyone’s fault?
Whilst you are dancing in a nightclub you may end up sustaining a trip injury by something as simple as losing your balance or falling over in your heels. Basically, any slip, trip or fall injury that has been caused by you or your friends being slightly (or maybe not so slightly) drunk would not count as anyone’s liability. This means the likelihood of making a successful slip, trip or fall claim is low.
However, if you have had a slip, trip or fall whilst dancing in a nightclub or anywhere else that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as slip, trip and fall claims. With over 10 years’ worth of experience our team of expert lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their slip, trip or fall claim without stepping foot in a court room.
Speak to one of our friendly advisors on our 24-hour freephone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile to find out more.
Alternatively, go online and take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test to find out if you could be eligible to make a slip, trip or fall claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown