At Accident Advice Helpline we know that accidents can happen anywhere; so we will not be surprised if you need to ask the question, ‘Can I claim for an accident at a plaque unveiling ceremony?’ Call us now with any questions about an accident you have had.
How will we know if you are eligible to claim?
There are a number of details that we will need to check when determining whether you are eligible to claim for an accident at a plaque unveiling ceremony.
- When the accident occurred – to make a claim the accident must have occurred in the last three years.
- What medical treatment you needed – medical documentation of your injuries will be needed, so if you have not already consulted a doctor you should do so now.
- What costs the accident caused – compensation is not just for the pain of the injury, but also the costs that arise from the injury and your treatment.
- Whether a third party was negligent – proving negligence is essential for a successful compensation claim.
When is someone negligent?
At a plaque unveiling ceremony, responsibility for safety is likely to lie with the owner or leaseholder of the venue or with the organiser of the event. Problems with the venue might be loose carpet, uneven steps or poorly attached fittings. Responsibility may lie with the event organiser if your accident at a plaque unveiling ceremony occurs because of poor management of people or a problems with items they have supplied such as seating or staging. If you are unsure who was negligent, call Accident Advice Helpline. Our helpful advisors will be happy to help you determine who may be considered negligent.
What evidence is needed?
Apart from medical evidence we will also need witness statements, including your account of the accident. It is worth recording all this information soon after the accident whilst the details are fresh in your mind. It is also useful if you can provide your lawyer with the names and contact details of any other witnesses. The accident should have been recorded in the venue’s accident book.
In recent years, we have noticed that photographic evidence is becoming much more commonly used as evidence. In the past it might have been only luck if you had a camera on you when the accident occurred. Now that most mobile phones have cameras most of us can take photographs at any time. If possible try to get a photograph of the hazard that caused your injury.
Calculating the compensation for your accident at a plaque unveiling ceremony
Keep receipts and records of everything for which you have had to pay. This may include prescription charges, therapies, personal care and loss of income.
If you are still not sure if you can claim for an accident at a plaque unveiling ceremony call Accident Advice Helpline today.
How to contact us
Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. You can also text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and get a call back from one of our advisors.
Date Published: July 13, 2015
Author: David Brown