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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

    Can I claim for an accident at a foam party?

    Accident Advice Helpline is the law firm to call if you are asking yourself, ‘can I claim for an accident at a foam party?’ We are a legal firm who specialise in making personal injury claims. Call the free 24-hour helpline today if you have any questions about your foam party accident and how to make a claim.

    In order to be able to claim for an accident at a foam party we need to prove that the accident was caused by the negligence of others and that the accident caused you to suffer financially.

    Proving negligence

    Attending a foam party can pose risks since foam is sprayed from a machine or a cannon onto a dance floor up to several feet deep. Slips are common and if a venue is holding a foam party it should be publicised in advance so that anyone wishing to attend can wear appropriate footwear to avoid slipping on the dance floor.

    The dance floor itself should be as hazard free as possible so that if anyone does slip the consequences are not severe. They should, for example, ensure that there are no sharp edges to the dance floor that could cause a laceration or head injury.

    The machinery involved should be regularly inspected to make sure it meets required safety standards. The combination of moisture and electricity can be fatal, so it is essential that the machines function properly.

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    If you suffer an accident that you feel was caused by the foam party organiser not following appropriate safety standards, you should record all the details you can remember about the accident. At a party there will almost certainly be witnesses so make sure you have their names and contact details. You should also find out if the venue has CCTV or if anyone was taking photographs or filming the party as these may contain evidence of negligence.

    The financial consequences

    If you are injured at a foam party you should immediately seek medical help. As well as helping you to recover more quickly, the medical evidence will be vital when claiming compensation. Your accident may well have thrown up unexpected costs – transport to appointments, modifications needed to your home, costs of treatment or therapy not provided by the NHS, to name but a few. If you have a medically recognised need for these costs then your solicitor should be able to claim them back as part of your compensation package.

    You can also claim for time when you are unable to work. If your doctor has signed you off work then this information will be included in your medical records.

    Keep receipts and records of all the costs you face as your solicitor will need these to prove how much the accident has cost you.

    When to claim

    Personal injury claims must be made within three years of your accident. Do not delay. Pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline today to see if you can claim for an accident you had at a foam party. If you are eligible for compensation our expert solicitors are ready to work on your case.

    Date Published: December 13, 2014

    Author: rhian

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