Think of a wedding reception and you immediately think of a happy, joyous occasion. Everyone should have fun at a wedding, and celebrate the nuptials of the happy couple. The last thing you would expect to happen is for someone to be injured at a wedding reception, and for those injuries to be caused through someone’s negligence.
So what can go wrong at a wedding reception? Well, there could be a problem with the venue that causes someone to be hurt. Perhaps the floor is wet and there are no warnings that this is the case. This could potentially lead to one or more guests slipping over and hurting themselves. You might also include injury to your health in terms of contracting food poisoning, if the food you are served at the wedding reception is not fit for consumption.
Wedding reception injury compensation examples
There are numerous ways in which you could potentially be hurt while attending a wedding reception. No matter whether you are the groom, the bride or a member of the wedding party, you could end up being badly hurt if you fall over, slip, trip or suffer some other injury that is someone else’s fault.
A wedding venue must provide a safe place for guests to enjoy their celebrations. They have a duty of care to live up to and if they cannot do this they might end up facing a wedding reception injury compensation claim from one or more people who were in attendance.
Could you make a claim?
You could if you were hurt at a wedding reception, no matter where it was held. If someone else was clearly responsible for the accident you suffered, you could end up being paid some compensation. Providing you can prove someone else was to blame and not you (accidents that are your own fault obviously don’t qualify) you could indeed win your claim.
There is a three-year limit on being able to make a claim, so make sure you call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you possibly can. The number is 0800 689 0500 and it remains open throughout the day and night, all week long as well. It’s completely free to make that call, and you have nothing to lose by trying. We can advise you on whether a no win, no fee claim might meet with success.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead