Accidents in Bars 

About Accidents in Bars

Under the Occupier’s Liability Act of 1957, it is the occupier’s responsibility to ensure the safety of all visitors of bars to a reasonable standard. If the occupier fails to keep the premises to a safe standard, and you are injured because of it; we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now. Due to the hectic nature of bars, accidents can be common; therefore, the occupier must keep the premises to the safest possible standard.

Who is meant by the occupier?

  • The owner of the premises.
  • The person has exclusive possession of the property.
  • A person who has immediate right to use the property.
  • Anyone who has property rights in the property, the manager of an establishment can be the occupier.
  • More than one person can be the occupier.

Because of the extent of hazards present in a bar; the occupier must take all the necessary precautions to avoid them and keep all their visitors safe to a reasonable standard.

Common accidents in bars 

Because of the nature of the premises, bars can be hazardous places, and if an accident does occur, it is your right to claim for compensation. The most common accidents in bars include:

  • Slips, trips and falls, which are usually very common in bars, can be remarkably hazardous. Spillages are extremely common in bars and are usually a daily occurrence in such a busy atmosphere. They must be cleaned up with a clearly outlined sign to warn about the hazard as a precaution. If the owner fails to ensure that the precautions are put in place and you fall in a bar, resulting in an injury, you may be eligible to claim for occupier’s liability.
  • Slips, trips and falls due to bad lighting can also be a frequent occurrence in a bar.
  • Broken glass on the floor should be cleaned up as soon as it is possible; to avoid posing a risk to the visitors of the premises. If a customer steps on glass, they can experience serious injuries and even infections. Therefore, any glass must be cleared up in such a busy environment.
  • Defects in furnishing, such as broken tables, chairs, doors, loose carpets and uneven floors, pose a risk to the visitors of the premises.

We advise that these are just the most common claims made after experiencing an accident in a bar. If you have experienced any form of accident in a bar, we highly advise you to contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now.

Occupiers duty of care

It is always the occupier’s duty of care to enforce a range of precautions and a standard of safety at the premises, the occupier’s responsibilities include:

  • Adhering to health and safety guidance.
  • Implementing regular machinery maintenance checks.
  • Making sure any trip hazards or any hazards at all are taken care of in a good time and to a reasonable standard.
  • Carrying out risk assessments in and outside of the bar.

What should I do if I’ve been hurt in a bar?

If you have been injured or hurt in a bar, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now, so you can come out with the highest possible compensation for your case. We advise that all cases require an extent of evidence to help get a higher compensation, and the more evidence you can provide the more likely you are to receive a higher compensation. Evidence to include:

  • Pictures and videos.
  • Access any CCTV footage if you can.
  • Witness reports.
  • Medical reports.

How we can help

Our experienced solicitors in occupier’s liability will help you get the highest compensation for your case; we will help you gather any necessary evidence to help with your case. We will treat your individual case in the most professional manner, allowing you to feel comfortable to share your story in the best possible way. If you have experienced an injury on public premises, we highly advise that you talk to one of our experienced solicitors, we will help you determine how much compensation you may get and how long the process will last.

Contact us now!

Get in touch with us now if you would like to be guaranteed the best possible outcome for your case. We will ensure that you come out with the best possible compensation, enabling you to get back to your daily life in no time.

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