If you are injured in a nightclub and the accident was caused by the nightclub owner’s failure to make sure the premises are safe for its customers then you may be entitled to compensation. Here’s a brief guide on how to make a nightclub accident claim:
The cause of nightclub accidents
Spilled drink on the dance floor, slippery stairs, insufficient lighting and broken glass are all common factors in the nightclub accident cases we deal with.
Some people are unaware that the nightclub owner has a legal duty to ensure that you, as a visiting customer, are kept reasonably safe when you are there. If the owner fails to do so and you are injured as a result then a claim for compensation can be made.
Many nightclub accident cases involve customers slipping, tripping or falling. Building defects such as dangerous stairs can also cause injury, as can assaults by staff or other customers.
Accidents in a nightclub can result in a range of injuries including:
- Broken bones;
- Cuts and bruises;
- Head injuries;
- Back injuries; and
- Psychological issues.
The amount of compensation you receive will depend upon the seriousness of your injury and how long it takes you to recover.
What should you do if you want to bring a nightclub accident claim?
If you wish to bring a nightclub accident claim, then we recommend that you take the following steps:
- seek medical treatment as quickly as possible;
- inform a member of staff and have it logged in the accident book;
- take photographs of any spillage or defect;
- find out if there was CCTV in operation;
- take photographs of your injuries; and
- obtain the names and addresses of any witnesses.
Do not delay
There are strict time limits for bringing an injury claim. You must either settle the claim or issue court proceedings within three years of your accident. It is best not to delay as evidence can be lost. Speak to one of our lawyers as soon as you can.
Making a nightclub accident claim on a no win, no fee basis
We deal with nightclub accident claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that if you are unsuccessful, you will not be required to pay any legal fees. You can read a case study of one of our successful no win, no fee nightclub claims here.
How we can help
If you have suffered an injury as a result of a nightclub accident, call us today on 0333 888 0408 for a free case assessment. Alternatively send an email with brief details to us at email@example.com