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Accidents In Bars – How to easily claim in 3 steps

Even during the pandemic, the amount of people attending bars and venues is due to increase drastically. Due to that, without a doubt, there will be more accidents in public places. To find out more about accidents in public places, read here. Swamps of people attend shopping centres, bars and restaurants during the Christmas period as busy shoppers and celebrators, even as early as November. If you have been involved in an accident in public, contact us now, if you would like to find out more about accidents in bars, read this article!

Under the Occupiers Liability Act of 1957, it is the occupiers or owners responsibility to ensure the safety of their visitors at all times; and if they fail to do so, and you are involved in an accident, you are eligible to claim compensation for your damages.

Types of Accidents in Bars 

Especially during such as busy period, accidents in bars happen more often. The most common accidents in bars include:

  • Slips trips and falls. These can occur when drinks are spilt and not cleaned up in a good time or slips in toilets. Uneven flooring can also cause trips and falls.
  • Electric shocks from negligently maintained apparatus can lead to unnecessary accidents.
  • Food poisoning, if the premises serves food.

The principal causes of these accidents include:

  • Excess crowding; due to poorly controlled environments and lack of security or bounces in a busy environment.
  • Understaffed environments.
  • Poorly trained staff.

To claim under the Occupiers Liability Act of 1957, you must prove that the accident was caused due to failure to fulfil the duty of care by the occupier of the premises. Contact our solicitors; we can help you claim compensation for your damages.

Before Submitting a Claim 

We advise that excess crowding or understaffed bars can contribute to drunken and reckless behaviours, causing accidents. If you have been in an accident in a bar due to aggressive or neglectful behaviour from another individual; you may be entitled to claim for injuries from criminal behaviour, under the Criminal Compensation Scheme. To read more about CICA claims, read here. If you would like to find out whether you are entitled to claim compensation under CICA, contact one of our experienced personal injury solicitors now.

How to claim? 

Claim in 3 easy steps.

  1. If you have been involved in an accident in the bar, the first thing you should do is make sure everyone is safe including yourself and contact any emergency services if necessary.
  2. After that, you must gather as much evidence as it is possible. We advise that the more evidence you can provide, the more likely you are to get higher compensation for your case. Evidence to provide:
  • Photos and videos of the crime scene including pictures of your injuries that you may have sustained and what caused them.
  • Witness reports
  • CCTV evidence.
  1. Contact our solicitors. We will ensure that you get the highest possible compensation for your damages in the most stress-free and easy way; so that you can come out with the best possible outcome in the most stress-free and easy way.

Contact us

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