Can I Make A Personal Injury Claim For An Accident In A Pub Or Bar?

By Stephen Kane. Last Updated 4th January 2024. Have been injured due to an accident in a pub or bar that was caused by negligence on the part of the establishment? Then you could qualify to claim a bar or club injury compensation payout. Whether you were injured because of a slip, trip or fall injury, an accident caused by poor maintenance of the premises, an assault or were injured in an accident at work, or any other sort of accident which resulted in you becoming injured or ill, you could be able to claim compensation. Trust Advice.co.uk to help you in suing a bar for your injury. We are a well respected personal injury advice service. Call us and we can provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor that has decades of experience helping our clients claim for a pub accident or a bar injury.

Call Advice.co.uk today for your free personal injury claims consultation, and advice on how to sue a pub or how to sue a bar for negligence. We will assess your situation and if you have the right to make a claim, we will then provide you with a fantastic personal injury solicitor, who will start working on your compensation claim right away. We will also assess how much pub accident compensation victims may be entitled to receive.

Call us today on 0161 696 9685 to see if you are entitled to claim bar or club injury compensation. If you have a valid claim, we are ready to represent you in your case.

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What Is An Accident In A Pub Or Bar?

Heading out for a drink is a popular British pastime. Although most pubs and bars in the country are run to a high standard, accidents resulting in injury or illness could take place if the pub neglects its duty of care towards its patrons and staff. For example, a poorly maintained handrail can give way beneath the weight of a customer causing them to fall. Another example is that a pub has not employed an adequate number of security staff could mean that a customer or member of staff experiences a violent assault as a result. Many different potential injuries, such as cuts and scarring caused by broken glass, could occur due to problems in a pub or bar.

If you have suffered injuries because of an accident in a pub or an accident in a bar that was not your fault, call Advice.co.uk. If you are entitled to claim, we could provide you with one of the personal injury solicitors from our panel, who will represent you in your claim.

Accident Compensation Calculator

If you have been hurt because of a pub injury or a bar injury that was not your fault, you will probably be concerned about how much compensation you could be eligible to claim. This personal injury claims calculator lists compensation amounts set out by the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) for injuries suffered. So call us today for a personalised compensation claim estimate.

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Type of Injury/ Body Part Level of Severity How Much Could You Claim? Further Comments
Multiple Severe Injuries With Financial Losses Severe Up to £1,000,000+ Compensation for multiple injuries that are severe plus special damages such as a loss of earnings.
Brain/Head Injury Very Severe Brain Damage £282,010 to £403,990 Little or no response to environment, little or no language function and double incontinence. There may be some ability to follow basic commands and recovery of sleep and waking patterns.
Arm Injury Severe £96,160 to £130,930 The injuries will fall short of amputation but will still be incredibly serious and leave the claimant little better off than if the arm had been lost.
Hand Injury Serious Damage £55,820 to £84,570 Serious damage to both hands. There will be a significant loss of function and permanent cosmetic issues.
Knee Injury Severe (ii) £52,120 to £69,730 Leg fractures that extend into the knee joint. This will cause permanent pain alongside other issues.
Back Injury Moderate (ii) £12,510 to £27,760 Could include disturbance of muscles and ligaments. It could also involve the exacerbation of a pre-existing condition.
Foot Injury Serious £24,990 to £39,200 Injuries leading to the risk of future arthritis or continuous pain from traumatic arthritis. There will also be a need for prolonged treatment and risk of fusion surgery.
Wrist Injury Less Severe £12,590 to £24,500 Less severe injuries where the result is still some form of permanent disability.

Please note, the compensation amounts listed in this personal injury claims calculator, does not cover special damages that you may be entitled to claim. Also take note that the first entry in the table above is an estimated figure that is not based on the JCG.

Common Causes Of Accidents In A Pub Or Bar

Because pubs and bars are environments where alcohol is consumed, people may be cautious of the different potential injuries that may occur in such places that require treatment from emergency services. However, what is more, common are accidents caused by health and safety hazards on the premises. Examples of accidents caused by poor standards of health and safety can include the following:

  • Faulty furnishings, such as a chair collapsing beneath a customer’s weight.
  • Slip, trip or fall accidents caused by hazards on the floor.
  • Food poisoning as a result of food or beverages not being properly stored or prepared.
  • Burns due to food being served at too hot a temperature.
  • Being crushed because of excessive crowding in the venue.

If you are injured because of one of the accidents above, or another accident that was not your fault at a pub or a bar, you could be eligible to claim pub accident compensation. Call Advice.co.uk to begin your claim today against the party responsible for negligently causing your injuries.

How Much Time Do I Have To Claim After An Accident In A Pub Or Bar?

In Great Britain, there is a 3-year personal injury claims time limit for making a compensation claim. This means that you must begin your claim within three years of your accident taking place, or your injuries being diagnosed if you wish to claim. We recommend that you contact Advice.co.uk as soon as possible to ensure that you do not run out of time to begin your pub injury claim.

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Reason claim is made Applicable time limit for injury claim
Personal Injury Claims 3 years from the date of the incident or knowledge of the injury.
Criminal injuries suffered in a pub or bar 2 years (may vary please contact us for further details)

No Win No Fee Bar Injury And Pub Accident Claims

If you’re eligible to start a personal injury claim after being injured in a bar or pub accident, then you could contact our advisors for free about your case. They could review it, and if you do have a strong claim, they could connect you with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel.

Our panel of specialist solicitors can support pub or bar injury claims under a type of No Win No Fee agreement that’s called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). One of the benefits of being supported under such an agreement is that you typically won’t have to pay your solicitor upfront or while your claim is being processed for their services. Also, you won’t need to pay them for their work if your claim goes ahead but proves unsuccessful.

If you make a successful claim, then your solicitor will usually take a small, legally capped percentage of the compensation awarded to you to cover the fee for their services. This is commonly called a success fee.

To learn more about claiming for an accident in a pub or bar with a No Win No Fee solicitor, get in touch with our advisors for free today. To do so, you can:

Advice For Victims Of Pub And Bar Accidents

Accident At Work Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For Injuries Caused At Work On A No Win No Fee Basis

See how much you can claim if you have had an accident in the workplace in the guide above.

Car Accident Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation – Overview On Car Crash Injury Claims

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, such as one where a car ploughed into the rear of another, you could be due compensation. Talk to our team about making a compensation claim. Our advisors and panel of solicitors can cover accidents on public roads, in car parks or elsewhere.

Other Guides You May Find Useful

  • If you have been injured after slipping on a bottle in a nightclub accident or while in a pub or bar, you can read our guide on how you could potentially claiming for this type of accident here.

To find out if you can claim for an accident in a pub or bar call our advisors for free advice today.