If your night out at a cocktail bar has been spoiled by an injury you suffered on the premises then you may have grounds to make a cocktail bar accident claim. Compensation can be used to pay for medical bills or to recoup lost earnings if you cannot work during your recovery and it can also go some way to reducing the mental scars left by sustaining an injury.
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a cocktail bar accident claim. We have more than 10 years’ experience in the personal injury field and have dealt with many similar cases, but it can help us a great deal if you can provide some details and evidence to support your claim.
Evidence to support your cocktail bar accident claim
The bar may have CCTV footage of the area where you sustained your injury, which could help to support your story. If there is no video footage then it can help if you have witnesses to your accident.
Perhaps you had friends with you that night who can verify your account, or there may be a staff member who saw what happened. An accident report may also have been completed by a staff member or the venue’s manager and you may be able to get a copy of this report.
If you received medical treatment for your injury, it can be useful if you can supply copies of any notes made about your treatment either at a hospital, by your own doctor, or by another medical practitioner such as a physiotherapist.
Further, if your injury has led to you having time off work, we may ask for wage slips to indicate any loss of earnings to help us calculate how much compensation would be reasonable to claim. You should also keep receipts for any costs you have incurred and keep a note of any expenses such as housekeeping or extra child care because you cannot easily move due to your injury.
A word of caution about your cocktail bar accident claim
If you were intoxicated when you fell or in some other way contributed to your injury then this may be taken into account when deciding your compensation claim. Whilst it may not ruin your claim completely, you should be aware that it may have an impact.
For example, if you were a little drunk and fell over it may be that you are adjudged to have contributed in some way, which could reduce the payout you receive.
It is important to be honest when making your cocktail bar accident claim, as if you do not reveal the whole story and evidence such as CCTV footage shows something different it could affect the outcome of your case.
If you think you have grounds for a cocktail bar accident claim, call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly advisors to find out how we can help you. You can also call us on 0333 500 0993 on your mobile phone or find out more on our website.
Date Published: June 29, 2015
Author: David Brown