I am considering pursuing a claim for an injury after slipping in a concert hall at the weekend. The accident happened as I was walking through a crowded corridor while exiting the venue after the performance. I slipped on a puddle of water and although I was made to feel comfortable by the staff until an ambulance arrived, I still need to pursue a claim as I cannot afford my medical bills. Am I eligible to claim?
hether or not a potential claimant is eligible to claim for an injury after slipping in a concert hall depends on whether or not the concert hall’s proprietor was at fault for the injury. If for example, the spill was caused by another concertgoer who had just inadvertently spilled their drink seconds before you slipped on it, the venue’s owners may not be able to deemed liable as there was nothing they could have done to prevent the injury from happening. If on the other hand, the fluid had been resting on the ground for a considerable period of time before your fall, the concert hall may be able to be held liable because they should have had staff on-hand to deal with the spill.
If you are eligible to claim it is was prudent of you to call an ambulance as soon as the injury occurred, as the medical report that would have been written up for your injuries is a vital piece of evidence which can be used in court. Although it may not have been possible at the time as you were in distress because of your fall, noting the name and contact details of any witnesses that saw you fall would have been helpful – if you attended the concert with friends you should collect statements from them. As memories can become fuzzy and distorted over time, this should be done at the soonest possible opportunity.
It is imperative to the success of your claim that you contact a solicitor as soon as possible, especially if you have been incapacitated by the fall. Your solicitor will be able to help you to compile all of the evidence you need to support your claim. They will also be able to guide you through the claims process, giving you all of the information you need to pursue a claim for an injury after slipping in a concert hall.