If you are politically minded, you may think nothing of attending a party conference to offer support and discover details of your party’s manifesto. However, in the flurry of activity and movement from one place to another, it is easy to see how a personal injury could occur and why you would need to claim for an accident at a party conference.
When the worst occurs at a party conference, you need to know what you can do about it:
For what type of injury can I claim?
You could claim for any physical injury that results from circumstances at the party conference, which were outside your control and not your fault. This is on the basis that the injury suffered is a debilitating one, as there is no point in trying to make a compensation claim for a broken fingernail that occurs whilst opening a door.
However, a finger that gets broken after being trapped in a faulty door is another matter. Similar types of injuries from an accident at a party conference, such as those that affect your ability to work and operate as you normally would, can result in a successful personal injury claim for an accident.
An injury that results in you suffering pain and financial loss is likely to be recognised as a case in which you may deserve compensation.
Be aware that it is much more difficult to claim for an accident to cover a pre-existing injury that is exacerbated by your voluntary attendance at a party conference.
Who is at fault for my accident at a party conference?
When you attend premises, there will be a duty of care by the owner to ensure that any visitors are safe during the entire period they are there. Accordingly, the person who owns or is responsible for the defective property will be liable.
To this end, most premises that are frequented by members of the public will enjoy the protection of public liability insurance, which is designed to come into effect when someone is injured on the insured premises.
Can I be held to blame?
The insurance company that will ultimately be called upon to pay any compensation will investigate the circumstances of the incident that caused the injury. Accordingly, if there is any way in which you could be held to blame for the injury, this will be taken into account.
This is known as contributory negligence and, if you are found to be partly responsible, it will have an effect on whether you can make a claim for the accident at a party conference or the amount of compensation that you receive.
How much compensation can I expect to receive?
Though there are compensation ranges for specific injuries, this will not dictate exactly what you can expect to receive.
The amount that your claim is worth will depend on a number of different factors, including the severity of your injury, the time it takes to recover, the expenses that you incurred and whether you contributed to the injury.
Call 0800 689 0500 to let Accident Advice Helpline give you professional advice you on what you can expect when making a personal injury claim for an accident at a party conference.