People go to night clubs to have fun. However, an unfortunate accident can turn a perfect evening into the worst nightmare of claiming against a night club. Night clubs can be dangerous places, due to poor lighting, people spilling drinks and people breaking glasses. Furthermore, many partygoers are under the influence of alcohol, becoming a danger not only to themselves, but also to the people around them. Any of these issues could lead to various injuries, ranging from bruises and cuts to dislocated bones, fractures, or head injuries. If you are one of the persons who have suffered such an injury, here is what you need to know about claiming against a night club.
Filing a compensation claim against a night club
According to recent statistics, restaurants, bars and night clubs report four times more injuries than any other type of business involved in the food and drink industry. Unfortunately, statistics are useless when it comes down to supporting a claim. In order to have a valid claim, it is critical to prove that you have suffered a non-fault injury whilst in a night club. One way to prove this is to take photographs showing that the premises were unsafe in some way (e.g. broken glass or discarded food lying on the floor, loose carpeting, wet floor without warning signs, etc.). In addition to photographs, you should look for witnesses willing to testify on how you were injured. Also, make sure that you report the accident to the members staff, ask them to record it in the Accident Book, and ask them to call an ambulance if necessary. All these will secure the evidence that a solicitor may need in order to pursue your claim.
As with all public venues, the owner of a night club has the duty to ensure the health and safety of the customers using his or her premises. This means that he or she is obligated to take all the necessary precautions to keep customers safe from harm. If the owner of the night club in which you were injured has failed to prevent a foreseeable accident from occurring, you may have a legal right to claim compensation from that club.
Handling your claim
Similar to any other personal injury claim, the compensation award you may be entitled to receive for an accident in a night club depends on the severity of your injury, physical pain, emotional distress, medical and travel expenses incurred as a direct result of the accident and loss of earnings.
If you have suffered an injury in a night club and another party caused the injury, we can help you take legal action against the persons responsible for your suffering. Our personal injury solicitors can advise you on claiming against a night club and even help you collect the evidence that you may need in order to support your case. To find out more about your entitlement to compensation and to discuss your case in more detail, please gives us a call on 0800 689 0500, or fill in our online enquiry form. Our legal experts at the Accident Advice Helpline are waiting for you!