20th March 2020
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Question: I was dancing in a nightclub when I slipped on a spilled drink and injured myself. How do I claim compensation?
Answer: To claim compensation after slipping in a nightclub, contact Clearwater Solicitors on 08000 430 430 or fill in our handy online enquiry form.You can also support your nightclub accident compensation claim with the following tips:
– Report the accident to staff at the nightclub and ask for it to be recorded in the accident book
– Photograph the area the slip occurred in
– Photograph your injuries
– Record the contact information of any potential witnesses
You can make a compensation claim after slipping in a nightclub if you can demonstrate that the accident was caused by the nightclub’s negligence. All nightclubs have a duty of care towards their customers and staff, and must ensure their premises are safe for people to use. While spilled drinks and other slip accident hazards may be particularly prevalent in nightclubs, staff should be trained to look out for these risks and to clean them up in a prompt, safe manner, such as by mopping up spilled drinks and inspecting the premises regularly. Proper management systems and risk assessments can help nightclubs minimise or eliminate these risks.
You must also be able to demonstrate that you suffered injuries as a direct result of this negligence. Therefore, you should go to the hospital or visit a doctor, even if you received first aid at the scene. Compensation claims for slipping in a nightclub do not just involve the pain, suffering and emotional distress you may experience as a result of the incident – you will also be able to recover any financial losses you incurred as a result of the incident, such as rehabilitation expenses, medical bills and loss of earnings.
You should contact Clearwater Solicitors to claim compensation as soon as possible – there is a three-year statute of limitations, but some evidence, such as CCTV footage, may go missing very shortly after the incident. Contact us today on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to speak with an expert or to start making a claim today.