Going on a night out with friends is something that can really make your week that much better, and may generally be considered a highlight of any week. One of the things which could easily ruin your night out is if you have an accident and sustain a serious injury. In these cases, though, you should still be able to make accident and injury claims in Hamilton against the bar or nightclub you were visiting, even if you had had a couple of drinks at the time.
Here are some of the reasons that you might be able to claim compensation against a bar, to make it more likely that your claim will be successful.
If the bar was very dark
Although most bars will want the bar to be fairly dark and atmospheric, they do need to think carefully about whether people can see properly or not, and keep areas of potential danger well-lit, such as staircases and entrances.
If you believe that the bar was too dark and that this could cause a problem for many people, think about claiming for your injuries.
If there were hidden steps
This is a very common design feature in bars and pubs, and one which could easily cause accidents.
If there is a hidden step up to a higher level, which does not have adequate signage to warn people that it is there, any accident that you have because of it should entitle you to make a claim for compensation.
If the floors were slippery
You have to have given staff enough time to get out and mop up spills, as they can’t always be right there when something is spilled to clean it up.
However, if a spill has just been left and there is no wet floor sign to warn you of the potential hazard, if you do fall over you should have a case for compensation.
How to make accident and injury claims in Hamilton
Making accident and injury claims in Hamilton isn’t always the easiest thing to do, particularly if you have no experience with making claims and aren’t entirely sure what the laws surrounding compensation are. In this case it is best that you speak with someone who is more knowledgeable than you about compensation, and will be able to help you to make a successful claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or you can text “claim365” to 88010 and the team will be more than happy to discuss making a claim with you, as well as telling you more about the claims process so that you are comfortable throughout your claim.
Date Published: 26th July 2015
Author: David Brown