If you have been hurt whilst celebrating the festive season, you may find yourself wondering, ‘Can I claim for an injury at the office Christmas party?’ If the party is taking place in the office, your employers could be responsible for health and safety while it is happening.
They need to be sure that they have removed any hazards such as loose wires and empty boxes, put away any equipment that could be damaged or that could hurt you, such as computers, and have someone on site who will make sure that everybody can enjoy themselves without the risk of injury.
Alternatively, they may have opted for an external venue such as a restaurant or hotel for the festive celebrations. If this is the case then the owners of the venue are responsible for the health and safety of everyone on the premises.
They need to take all the necessary steps to ensure that everyone has a good time, but that they are unlikely to trip or slip, have something fall on them, or be injured by another party-goer. If the right measures have not been taken, you could be in a position to make a personal injury claim.
How do I make a personal injury claim?
To claim for an injury at the office Christmas party, all you need to do is speak to one of the team at Accident Advice Helpline. All of our advisers are fully trained and experienced in personal injury claims because this is the only type of case that we take on. When you call our free, 24-hour helpline, our advisers will need to take all your details.
If you are able to provide essential information such as photos, witnesses and medical evidence, it will help a great deal. Our personal injury solicitors will then be able to take your case forward and you can leave it in their safe hands.
I’m worried about making a claim
Worrying about taking legal action is only natural. It is not an easy decision to make. You need to remember, however, that your accident would not have happened if those in charge had taken more responsibility for what was happening.
Liability insurance is in place to cover them for accidents such as yours, so claims are made against their insurance rather than against an individual. Nobody will be left out of pocket, and it is likely that those responsible will have to make changes in order to prevent the same thing happening to others.
You need not be concerned about the financial cost of making a claim. Our no win, no fee* policy means that there is no reason for you to be worried at all, as there are no legal fees to pay upfront.
Accident Advice Helpline understands that this is not an easy time and we aim to do everything that we can to make the process less stressful. Do not let your injury stand in the way of being able to get on with your life, just pick up the phone and make the one call that could turn everything around for you.
Date Published: December 16, 2014
Category: Office accident claims