Have you been involved in an accident in a nightclub?
When people head out for the evening, they are generally focused on having a good time and aren’t too worried about anything going wrong. Most of us are concentrating on which club we’re going to go to and what we’re going to order at the bar when we get there. Whether you are out with work colleagues, friends or family, probably won’t give much thought as to how you could become involved in an accident in a nightclub.
However, accidents can occur anywhere and there are various types of accidents that could occur in a nightclub. Normally, clubs and bars are full to capacity and this could mean that the venue is filled with hundreds of people. In large towns and cities, some nightclubs cater for thousands of people at a time so it’s easy to see how accidents may occur.
Staying safe in a nightclub
Although you’ll want to ensure that you’re staying safe in a nightclub setting, you can’t always prevent something from going wrong. As most clubs are dark with strobe lighting, it can be difficult to see potential hazards and you could be injured as a result. Wet floors, broken glass or other hazards could easily lead to an accident that could leave you injured. Whilst you can reduce your risk of being injured in an accident by remaining aware of your surroundings and looking out for any potential hazards, if you have already been injured in an accident in a nightclub then you could find you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
Have you been badly hurt?
There are many injuries that could be sustained from an accident in a nightclub. If you fall or are crushed by a group of people, you could suffer anything from cuts and bruises to broken bones and head injuries. Slip, trip and fall injuries are not uncommon in nightclubs. You could trip on damaged flooring in the toilets and suffer a sprained ankle or broken bones, fall down a flight of stairs or even slip on a wet floor near the bar and bang your head, suffering a serious head injury. Whether you’ve suffered minor or more serious injuries, it’s important to ensure that you seek medical attention. Obviously, getting treatment for injuries sustained from an accident in a nightclub is extremely important. If you’ve drunk any alcohol, you may not realise how badly you’ve been injured and the pain may not worsen until later.
Despite this, it’s essential that you get medical help quickly as you could risk suffering additional harm by waiting to get assistance. Whilst you’ll need to access medical treatment in order to have your injuries dealt with, you will also need to have received medical help before you can make a claim for compensation.
Can you claim compensation for minor injuries?
If you have sustained a minor injury in an accident in a nightclub, it’s tempting to think that you simply won’t be eligible to claim compensation. Actually, you could find that you’re able to make a claim, so it’s best to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see if you have a viable claim. You may be able to claim compensation even for minor injuries like a sprained ankle, provided somebody else caused your accident and you sought medical attention for your injuries. The amount of compensation you’ll get will of course reflect the severity of your injuries, so if you have suffered whiplash after slipping on a wet floor in a bar, you’re likely to receive a smaller personal injury settlement than somebody who has sustained a serious head injury that will affect the rest of their life.
The quick and easy way to get an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to claim is to take the 30-second test on our website right now. This will give you a rough idea of what you could receive if your claim is successful. The actual amount you’ll get will take into account a variety of different factors and varies greatly from person to person.
Can you take legal action?
Before you can make a claim for compensation, you’ll need to find out who is liable for an accident in a nightclub. In general, this will depend on who caused the accident and who was responsible for it. If another patron caused you to get injured, they could be held liable for your injuries and you could take action against them. Alternatively, if the nightclub managers or owners are responsible, you should direct your claim at them. If you’re thinking about taking legal action, you may want to know how to claim compensation for an accident in a nightclub. If you want to find out more about obtaining injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline can help you. Even if you’re unsure who is to blame for your accident, we can offer advice and answer any questions that you may have.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
If you decide to make a claim with us, we’ll provide all the help you need and we’ll also work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis so you won’t have to worry about the cost of making a claim for an accident in a nightclub. If you have suffered injuries in an accident in a nightclub and you’ve taken time off work to recover, this means that you can make a claim without worrying about your finances – you could be entitled to claim compensation for your loss of earnings as well as your physical pain and suffering. To find out more now, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Our expert advisors have over 16 years’ experience offering advice to members of the public, and all advice we offer is on a confidential, no-obligation basis, so you can get in touch with us at any time without feeling pressured into making a claim.
Date Published: 31st July 2016
Author: Lynne Bell