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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Top 3 accidents at a wedding


    A wedding is supposed to be the most special day in a couple’s life. Unfortunately, sometimes this day is ruined by accidents at a wedding. The most common accidents at weddings include:

    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Injuries by fire
    • Food poisoning infections

    Injuries by slipping, tripping or fire can happen both during wedding ceremonies and at receptions.

    Causes of accidents at a wedding

    Slip, trip and fall injuries at weddings are often caused by:

    • Poorly maintained steps or flooring at venues (including churches, registry offices and reception venues)
    • Carelessly positioned cables for sound/music equipment
    • Carelessly deposited bags, gifts, etc.
    • Spills or wet flooring due to poor weather conditions

    Fire-related accidents at a wedding are typically caused either by candles or defective music/sound equipment. Food poisoning may be due to:

    • Lack of food hygiene during preparation
    • Inadequate storage (i.e. food not being kept cool enough during hot weather)
    • Food not being cooked properly

    Preventing wedding incidents

    To prevent injuries at a wedding, it is, therefore, vital to ensure:

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    • Flooring is well maintained and kept dry and clear of wiring and clutter
    • Candles are used safely and kept clear of flammable materials (curtains, drapes, banners, streamers, etc.)
    • Sound/music equipment is well maintained and in safe working order
    • Food is stored and prepared safely and cooked properly

    The latter two precautions are best achieved by using reputable companies with exemplary safety records.

    When a wedding is ruined

    If you were injured at a wedding, you could qualify for a wedding injury claim if:

    • Your wedding-related accident was caused by someone else
    • You sustained your wedding injury within the last three years

    You can get free, no-obligation compensation advice by calling our Accident Advice Helpline freephone number.

    About us

    We established Accident Advice Helpline in 2000 to help people like you get compensation for no-fault injuries. A law firm with a nationwide legal team, we process all claims on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. This, of course, means you do not have to add the worry about funding a claim to what is undoubtedly already a very stressful, upsetting time in your life.

    With over 16 years’ experience, our solicitors can bring your claim to a swift end efficiently and in a highly professional, sympathetic manner.

    How to contact us

    To learn more, call our helpline from a UK landline or your mobile on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 now.

    Date Published: May 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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