When you need in-depth advice on receiving compensation for an accident at a special event, give us a ring and ask, ‘Can I claim for an injury at a christening?’ At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that it may be an awkward situation, especially if this was a family occasion.
But it makes sense to claim what is rightfully yours and be reimbursed for any costs you’ve incurred. Whoever owns the building will have public liability insurance, which covers them for any claims made, so please don’t think you are taking funds which would otherwise be spent elsewhere.
How do people get injured at a christening?
Christenings are usually held in a church and the building should be well maintained, ensuring guests are not at risk from any trips or falls. Unfortunately, in some cases, the floor is uneven or slippery, which can result in people falling over. Similarly, there may be pews that are not sturdy enough or loose items that fall and cause a head injury.
Every area of a public building should be subject to a risk assessment, and the owners are obliged by law to take care of anything that could cause a problem. Whatever has happened to you, Accident Advice Helpline has a team of professional advisors who can explain how injury claims work.
What should I do if I sustain an injury at a christening?
If you have suffered an injury at a christening, the first and most important thing to do is seek medical attention, if you don’t consider your injury to be an emergency, make an appointment to see your GP.
Try to get a professional medical opinion within a few day of the incident as they can record their findings and provide a substantial level of support to your case.
Will it cost a lot of money to begin a claim?
No, we won’t charge you anything to start a claim for an injury at a christening. Our experienced solicitors work on a no win, no fee arrangement, so you won’t be entering into a costly financial agreement by taking action.
Can I claim for an injury at a christening with Accident Advice Helpline?
Assuming you are over eighteen, the incident occurred within the last three years, and the injury you received was caused by another person’s negligence, we can probably help. Give us a ring on 0800 689 0500, if you are calling from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and take our quick 30-second test to see if you have a valid claim.
If you do and you’d like to proceed with the action, Accident Advice Helpline can take care of the entire dispute. We will begin by gathering as much information about the accident as possible, then contact the solicitors of the other party to explain the situation.
Date Published: June 28, 2015
Author: David Brown