Bars and nightclubs are popular places in which to socialise with friends. However a dangerous cocktail of crowds, dancing, darkness and alcohol obviously comes with inevitable risk.
An accident in a bar or nightclub is sadly a regular occurrence, with trips, cuts and falls reported frequently across the UK. Although some individuals might have a justifiable reason to make a compensation claim against a club or bar, it would be difficult to prove liability if you were intoxicated. If you can prove the injury was not your fault, the premises posed a hazardous risk, or there was no initial warning of any danger, then you could be entitled to pursue legal action.
YouClaim have a team of specialist solicitors with the experience and knowledge to make a claim against the owner of a bar or nightclub. We can assess your case and advice you on the appropriate action to take if we believe you have a valid claim. Call us today on 0800 10 757 95 today or fill in an online enquiry form.
On a night out the last thing anyone wants is an accident. However clubs and bars can be particularly dangerous places.
As with all venues, the landlord who owns the property has a ‘duty of care’, this means they are obligated to do everything possible to keep you safe from harm. Sometimes even they can fail to spot something which should have been noticed. That is when you can find out if you have the right to claim.
The high risk of a potential hazard in this environment means there is a variety of different causes of accidents. Some of the more common causes include:
Slips, trips and falls – Drink spillages and broken glass on the floor or bar surface can often result in the odd partygoer to slip and fall. This can lead to a number of injuries as a result including broken bones, bruising and severe cuts.
Excessively loud music – Club managers must ensure their sound levels are kept to a safe volume and provide all staff with hearing protection. If these safety procedures are not in place, prolonged exposure to loud music can lead to tinnitus and hearing loss.
Poor lighting – A lack of lighting in bars and clubs makes it difficult to see at the best of times. Managers are obliged to ensure the club is lit well enough, for people to make their way around safely. If the club is too dark, it could lead to a fall or collision with a dangerous obstacle. Lights which have been poorly wired can also be hazardous, often resulting in burns.
Stairways – Stairways must be kept clear and lit within clubs and bars. Failure to keep stairwells safe can result in a potentially serious or even fatal injury.
If you have suffered an injury in a bar or nightclub and believe it was caused by the negligence of a third party, we can help you take legal action against those responsible, working on a no win, no fee basis.
To ask our advisors if you have a potential claim or for more information, call us today on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in an online enquiry form.
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