A wedding is usually a fun time for the guest and is meant to be one of the most important days in the lives of the bride and groom. Nobody expects to be injured at a wedding, but accidents do happen, and if you have been unfortunate enough to have been injured on somebody’s wedding day, in an accident that was not your own fault, you may want to claim.
What to do if you have suffered an injury at a wedding
In order to make a successful claim for an injury at a wedding, it must be found that someone other than you is to blame for the accident. Accidents that can happen at a wedding include a slip, trip or fall. If the fall happens at a location such as a church or at a room hired for a reception, then it may be that the owners of the venue where the accident happened are at fault for the accident. If the reception room has a particularly slippery floor, such a condition should be stated clearly, such as by use of a sign warning people of the potential danger. Failure to post such a warning creates a safety hazard. Another situation that could arise is if there are stacks of chairs around the outside of the reception room. This can pose a problem when the celebrations get into full swing and potentially fall on top of people, or cause people to fall over.
To find out whether an accident at a wedding is deemed as a valid case for a personal injury claim, phone the Accident Advice Helpline on our 24/7 free telephone helpline. Our team of specialist solicitors are well versed in all aspects of the compensation claim process and can provide professional representation for you, and help you deal with this ordeal. In all cases, we endeavour to get the maximum amount of compensation available for our clients.
There may also be a valid claim for compensation if you have been injured in an accident outside of any of the wedding venues. If you slip outside of the church but on church property, there may be a legitimate reason for you to pursue a claim for compensation, if the accident was the result of negligence on the part of the church. Taking photographs of the area in which the accident happened and of the area surrounding the location of the accident will help our expert lawyers get a clear picture of the circumstances surrounding the incident. Immediate professional medical assistance must also be sought, both for your well being and so that the medical records will record your injuries.
The accident advice helpline website is filled with useful information surrounding the personal injury claim process. Browsing our easily navigable site can help you find answers to many of the questions that you may have.
Date Published: May 19, 2014
Author: David Brown