For many people the idea of a good night out involves going to a nightclub. This means you can enjoy visiting a club near you or in a big city. In either case you should expect to have a great time with music, food and drink and good company. You certainly wouldn’t expect to receive an injury in a nightclub.
Things happen of course and if an injury is sustained it could be through drinking too much or doing something else that causes you to suffer an injury. It doesn’t necessarily mean someone else was at fault. However, there are incidents that occur – isolated ones, thankfully – where someone is hurt because the owner of the nightclub was negligent. These are rare but there is the potential for them to occur.
What could happen?
An injury in a nightclub might happen if the people who are responsible for the club do not maintain it in the proper manner. The floor could be slippery. The chairs and tables may not be in good condition and could lead to an accident happening. The stage area could have cables that lead from DJ equipment or speakers across the floor where people are dancing. These would potentially cause a hazard.
You can probably think of many other potential problems that might occasionally lead to an injury in a nightclub as well. As you can see, while it is generally the case that people are safe when visiting a nightclub, the owner has a clear duty to ensure their premises are always as safe as they can possibly be.
Have you been hurt while visiting a nightclub?
Cuts, bruises and various other injuries might all be sustained if you visit a nightclub and you end up being hurt as a result. While you might accept responsibility for some incidents, there are things that can happen – as we have seen – that may not be your fault.
If this was the case with your injury, you should call our experts here at Accident Advice Helpline. Our number has already been called many times by those in a similar situation to you. By calling 0800 689 0500 you can find out whether you have the chance to make a no win, no fee* claim. No one wants to suffer any kind of injury, much less when it was not your fault anyway.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead