Working as a doorman at a bar or nightclub can be a tough, physical job, and you’ll usually need to undergo training and achieve a qualification or licence before you are allowed to work on the door. That’s because there is always the risk of assault by a member of the public, or even injury to a member of the public, if you’re not properly trained and aware of how to carry out your role safely. If you’re an injured doorman, claiming compensation after your accident is always an option, if your employer’s been negligent. Accident Advice Helpline can offer confidential, no-obligation advice that will help you decide whether to pursue a personal injury claim.
Common doorman injuries
There are a range of different injuries which could affect you, if you work as a doorman. Here are a few of the injured doorman compensation claims which we have dealt with, since we were established in 2000:
- Slip, trip or fall – slipping on a wet floor, tripping over hazards inside or outside the nightclub, leading to broken bones, head and facial injuries, strains and sprains
- Assault by a member of the public which could leave you with facial and head injuries, internal injuries, broken bones and bruises
- Lacerations after falling onto or picking up broken glass
- Struck by an object falling from height, such as a bar/nightclub sign outside the premises
Should you be injured whilst you’re at work, ask yourself if your employer has done everything possible to prevent your accident from happening. It might be that your employer hired an inexperienced, unqualified doorman to work alongside you and this has led to more serious injuries when you were assaulted, as they were unable to help you. Or perhaps you’ve slipped on a wet floor in the nightclub and broken your leg? Again, it’s your employer’s responsibility to ensure your workplace is safe.
Should you make a claim?
Ignore everyone that talks about ‘compensation culture’ – if you’ve been injured, you’re entitled to make a claim for compensation, particularly if your employer has been negligent. With most claims settled out of court, the process for claiming personal injury compensation is fairly simple and Accident Advice Helpline operates on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, offering confidential, no-obligation advice to all our customers. Just pick up the phone and call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 today to benefit from our years of experience.
Date Published: September 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton