Before embarking on a new adventure of marital bliss, brides- and grooms-to-be often undertake exciting adventures as a send-off to an old way of life. These adventures can involve extreme sports such as paintballing or rock-climbing and usually involve a liberal amount of alcohol to celebrate.
Although there is a high risk of personal injuries on hen and stag dos, it doesn’t have to be inevitable. Follow a few of these safety tips to avoid personal injury on hen and stag dos.
- Avoid over-intoxication
A few sociable drinks are expected when a cause for celebration such as an upcoming wedding is at hand. A few too many though and it can result in a disaster. Too much alcohol increases the risks of a number of personal injuries, including slips, trips and falls and physical altercations. Avoid taking any alcohol if you have any activities planned such as paintballing.
- Safety gear
If you are taking part in a sport or team-building exercise, ensure that you wear the appropriate safety gear. It is essential for almost any physical activity that you wear appropriate footwear with adequate grip. This reduces the risk of slipping or tripping. If you are taking part in an activity such as paintballing or quad-biking, wear the correct protective equipment to prevent serious injury before the big day.
- Travelling abroad
Some stag and hen parties decide to travel abroad for a weekend away. If you are travelling, ensure that you have a basic understanding of the local laws and customs, as some tourist destinations may be reluctant to accommodate stag and hen dos due to the perception that such parties are nothing more than just drinking marathons.
Injured on a stag or hen do?
If you’ve been injured on a stag or hen do within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in the business for over many years now, and in that time we have encountered many claims for hen and stag dos, such as slip and trip claims. All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket if your claim for compensation fails.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to start the claims process.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice