A celebration should be a happy time so at Accident Advice Helpline we always feel a little sad when someone calls us to ask, ‘Can I claim for an accident at a birthday party?’ Although of course this makes us all the more determined to help!
Can I claim?
Often the answer to this question is yes, although it does depend on several factors such as the severity of the injury, the financial implications of your injury and, most importantly, whether a third party can be considered negligent.
Who is responsible for my accident at a birthday party?
This will depend on the nature of the party and the injury. Party venues can vary enormously – it could be a room at a pub or hotel with dancing, a sporting activity, a limo ride, a children’s party. The list is endless.
Your accident at a birthday party might have involved a trip or fall at a venue. In this case we will need to prove that the venue did not take reasonable care to prevent the accident. Perhaps the stairs were in a poor state of repair, the carpet was not properly fixed or the venue was too cluttered making it hard to move around without falling.
If the birthday party involved an activity, like sports or crafts, this activity should be properly run with qualified instructors if required. Any equipment used should meet required health and safety standards.
There is usually food and drink served at a party. This should be prepared to legal food safety standards with food being properly cooked, chilled and stored as necessary to prevent illness.
There could be many other examples of a third party being negligent for your accident at a birthday party. Call Accident Advice Helpline today – we will be happy to go through the details of your accident and help you determine if this is the case.
Why call Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline are one of the UK’s top personal injury specialists. We pride ourselves on offering an expert service for all our clients. That service starts the moment your call our free, 24-hour helpline. Even before you have engaged us to represent you our trained advisors will be there for you, to answer all your questions and advise you on the likelihood of a successful claim. This will be done with no pressure on you to proceed. That decision is totally up to you.
If you do proceed you will be represented by one of our expert solicitors. With such a large team we can be certain to have one available who specialises in your injury type. Throughout the claims process we will do everything in our power to make it as stress free as possible. Your solicitor will work 100% no win, no fee* and will be committed to successfully completing your claim.
There truly is no one better to represent you if you need to claim for an accident at a birthday party. Give us a call now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 13, 2015
Author: David Brown