Work Christmas parties are the perfect place to unwind, dance and celebrate the holiday season. However, these occasions tend to lead to over-consumption of alcohol which can lead to such accidents as slips, trips and falls.
What types of slips, trips and falls can occur at the work Christmas party?
There are various causes of trip and fall injuries at this night out. For the females a big cause of trip or fall injuries will be due to alcohol and high heels, these factors on their own can cause a slip, trip or fall but the combination of heels and drink can be deadly and sure to cause a slip, trip or fall or two.
Other reasons for accidents at these events include slip injuries from spilt drinks, especially on the dance floor and staff generally getting a bit too drunk and losing balance.
If I suffer a fall injury at the Christmas party can I make a claim?
Most of the time when slips, trips and fall injuries occur at these events they are usually self inflicted or indirectly caused by others or alcohol or both. However, on some occasions the trip or fall injury may have been caused by a fault with the venue. This could be something as simple as faulty flooring to poor lighting in certain areas. In these cases you may have reason to make a slip, trip or fall claim.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years 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 injury claims. With years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their trip injury claim without having to step foot in court.
To find out if you could be eligible to make a slip, trip or fall claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on our 24-hour free phone 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to find out how much your potential slip, trip or fall claim could be worth.
Date Published: December 1, 2015
Author: David Brown