When the notoriously short and patchy British summer rolls around, many people take advantage of the fleeting good weather to put on outside events, whether in their gardens, or in a rented space, such as an outdoor swimming pool. This will often involve the hosts hiring an outdoor catering specialist of one form or another.
If you plan to put on an event such as this, it will be important that you retain the services of an outfit that has a good reputation. If you do not use a firm that you know is responsible and respectable, one of your guests could be injured in an accident that was not their fault if the company you use is not too hot on adhering to health and safety regulations.
In the majority of cases such as these, the injured party might be able to take event claims in Musselburgh action against the catering firm concerned if it could be proved that its negligence was the cause of the incident that led to them being hurt. Although it will be most unlikely that you would have to foot the bill of any compensation settlement that arose from the incompetence of a firm you hired as long as you played no part in the circumstances that led to the accident, the injured guest will be unlikely to be best pleased with you if they’re hurt badly.
Outside caterers and event claims in Musselburgh
Imagine that your outside caterer has erected an outside buffet so guests could help themselves to nibbles and hot and cold beverages. They’ve put on an impressive spread that your guests seem to be enjoying. In fact, things are going so well that thoughts of one of your guests being injured in an accident that was not your fault and subsequently taking event claims in Musselburgh couldn’t be further from your mind.
Suddenly you hear a child scream from the general direction of the buffet. You rush over to discover that one of your best friend’s kids has suffered a nasty scald from an unwisely positioned hot water urn. If it could be proved that the urn in question was not being properly supervised, your friends could launch an accident claims in Musselburgh claim against your caterers on behalf of their child.
All they would need to do is get in touch with a first-class event claims in Musselburgh solicitor or a top provider such as us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you can claim on a no-win, no-fee* basis. If the company agreed, your friends would not need to stump up any cash to get their case against the caterers off the ground.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline about event claims in Musselburgh
To discuss your accident in more detail with one of our expert advisers dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.
Date Published: 1st June 2014
Author: David Brown