Whether it’s your best friend getting married or a family member, wedding receptions are always memorable occasions – eating, drinking, dancing. Maybe a bit too much of the drinking. But when you’re suited and booted and heading off to dance the night away, the last thing you think about is being injured at a wedding reception; why would you?
You’d be surprised at the amount of things that can go wrong at the average wedding reception, and if you’ve been injured whilst celebrating your best friend’s nuptials, chances are you might be wondering what you can do about it.
Well, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline – we’ve been in the business since 2000 and we provide a 100% no win, no fee service.
Common wedding reception injuries
We’ve helped hundreds of customers claim compensation after being injured at a wedding reception – although if you’ve had a few too many drinks and taken a tumble on the dance floor, that’s on you – and here are some of the most common wedding reception injuries we’ve come across:
- Strains and sprains or broken bones after a slip or trip, usually after drinks have been spilled
- Broken ankle or wrist injuries from tripping on damaged flooring or stairs
- Food poisoning
- Electrocuted by faulty audio equipment such as speakers
- Crush injuries from the collapse of a marquee
- Injuries after being struck by wedding furniture (for example during a storm at an outdoor wedding)
It might seem unlikely to you that you’d be injured at a wedding reception, but plenty of things have the potential to go wrong, and if you have suffered broken bones, a head injury or even food poisoning from the catering, we’re here to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Who is at fault?
It depends on the circumstances of your accident. Come down with food poisoning after enjoying a delicious wedding reception meal? The catering company could be held liable. If you’ve been electrocuted by faulty audio equipment belonging to the band, they could be ordered to pay you compensation.
If you’ve broken your ankle after tripping on damaged flooring, the wedding venue owner could be at fault and their liability insurance would pay your settlement, if your claim is successful.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today and you can find out if you have a viable claim – there’s a three-year time limit to claim, so don’t wait too long. Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton