Accidents on Nights Out
For many people, a night out is a treat which they may have looked forward to for some time. Whether it’s a night out with friends, colleagues or their partner, they have probably planned the perfect outfit and are looking forward to a night of chat, laughter and memory making.
Nights out can often turn sour though, and when the only memory you take home with you is of having an accident which leads to lasting injuries and long term pain then you may wish you’d stayed at home.
Accidents can happen anywhere and to anyone. They can leave pain, misery and lengthy treatment in their wake and many people could suffer long term or permanent effects as the result of an accident they have when on a night out. What often makes the accident seem worse is when it occurs as a result of the negligence or actions of another person. In this case, the injured party has the right to make a compensation claim in Tarbolton.
Pubs and Clubs
When we go to any public place, we expect to be safe there. Not only is this a reasonable expectation but also it is one which is protected by UK law. You may hear the words “duty of care” being discussed. This duty of care is given to the owners or managers of any public place and refers to their obligation to take any and all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff within that public area.
This means that they have to ensure hazards which could cause accidents or injuries are kept to a minimum, they have to carry out risk assessments for all usual activities (and if they are hosting a special event) and must ensure that their staff are trained to do the same.
In pubs, clubs and restaurants it can be extremely difficult to manage this duty of care. The reason for this is that as people drink alcohol, the steps which a person must reasonably take to ensure their health and safety become harder to manage. However, this does not mean that their duty should be neglected. If anything, it means they should be more vigilant.
Making your Compensation Claim in Tarbolton
Because it is assumed that many people in pubs, clubs and restaurants will have been drinking alcohol, making a compensation claim in Tarbolton for an accident in these premises can be trickier than usual. This is because it can be difficult to prove who was responsible for an accident.
However, it is not impossible and many successful claims have been awarded.
If you have been injured on a night out then you have the right to make a compensation claim in Tarbolton. Accident Advice Helpline have extensive experience in assisting with compensation claims in Tarbolton, and with consumer champion Esther Rantzen as our patron, you can be assured that your claim is in good hands, will be handled fairly and that you will be treated with respect and courtesy. Call us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 27th August 2013
Author: David Brown