Pubs should be safe and enjoyable places to relax and enjoy the company of friends and work colleagues, as well as local venues to listen to live music and tribute bands. As with any venue that is licensed to sell alcohol, it is only sensible to know your own limits when it comes to drinking alcoholic drinks, to make sure that you and your friends are staying safe in a pub environment.
Accident Advice Helpline can advise and assist you to make a personal injury compensation claim if you have been injured through no fault of your own. Read on to find out how.
Staying safe in a pub
Looking after yourself, being vigilant and remaining aware of your immediate environment can go a long way to ensuring that you are not responsible for an accident that injures yourself or others. Staying safe in a pub is not only about the quantity and quality of the drink and food that you consume, it is also about physical environment that you are located in.
Pubs by their nature may be older buildings that have reduced ceiling heights, heavy beams and poor lighting. These factors can mean that you are at an increased risk of suffering head injuries and facial trauma if you are unaware of these physical limitations through poor signage or lighting.
In addition, older buildings such as pubs may have uneven, solid floor surfaces made of traditional materials such as slate, stone or bricks. These can become very slippery and dangerous to patrons if they are wet as a result of spilt drinks. Spillages should be promptly identified by the management and cleaned up quickly by their staff to avoid slipping and falls onto solid floors.
Many pubs have been altered over the years with modern additions to accommodate dining and overnight visitors. Staircases and flights of steps can increase the risk of falls from height if these areas are inadequately lit or with poor signage. Loose or frayed carpeting can become a trip hazard particularly on staircases and in areas where flooring is uneven.
Many pubs offer outdoor areas for families and groups to meet and eat in a relaxed environment. The access and steps from an indoor to an outdoor setting may be built of local stone or paving materials that could be uneven or poorly maintained leading to falls.
Accident Advice Helpline: Gain the compensation you deserve
Gaining compensation for an injury that was caused through no fault of your own may be the last thing on your mind immediately after an accident. However, you have a legal right to claim compensation if you were injured as the result of someone else’s fault, within the last 3 years, and you sought medical attention for your injuries.
Accident Advice Helpline’s team of dedicated advisers offer free, no-obligation advice over the phone to answer your queries. Our specialist team of professional personal injury solicitors will handle your claim on a no win no fee basis throughout the process. Call now on Freephone 0800 689 5659.