You may be asking yourself, ‘Can I claim for an accident when clubbing? if you have recently been injured at a nightclub or bar. These premises can be dangerous due to a range of factors, so you have a right to claim with Accident Advice Helpline if a third party was at fault for your injuries. To find out what options are available to you, ring our free 24-hour helpline. An advisor will talk you through the process and match you with a solicitor if you are eligible. All of the advice is free and we have a no-win, no-fee policy for all of our compensation claims.
Can you claim?
You can make a claim for clubbing injury compensation if you suffered an injury during the last three years and it was not your fault. You must also be able to prove that the location was unsafe and that you were permitted to be there, either by invitation or due to the fact that it was a public area. There must also have been no warnings about the risks involved. If you think that you are eligible, call us from a landline on 0800 180 4123.
The bar or nightclub owner could be liable for a range of injuries sustained on the premises. For example, if they failed to employ enough staff or implement a system to deal with spillages, broken glass and discarded food, then you could claim if you were subsequently injured and they did not post a warning sign about the dangers. You could also claim if you tripped over trailing cables, fell down the stairs due to inadequate lighting or defective steps, or were injured by furniture that was unsafe. We will make an occupier’s liability claim on your behalf if any negligence resulted in a serious accident.
Assault and other crimes
You can claim for a criminal injury if another person, staff member or ‘bouncer’ at a nightclub assaulted you. In these circumstances, you will have to claim criminal injury compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. You can do this if you told the police about the incident and assisted them with any enquiries. You must also not be to blame at all for the injuries you sustained.
Staff members have the same right as customers to make a personal injury claim if they were injured at a nightclub. If you were assaulted by a customer, or fell and broke a bone while working behind a bar, then the owner may be liable, as they have failed to provide the standard duty of care. Get in touch with our advisors to see how we can help.
First and foremost, a compensation claim will make your life better. This is the most important factor to consider. If you have been inconvenienced by an injury, then you should claim to recover the costs. Accident Advice Helpline has 14 years’ experience in handling claims, so you can trust us to get results.
Date Published: November 16, 2014
Author: David Brown