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Valentine’s Beauty And The Beast

Although many lovers are looking forward to Valentine’s Day, as you celebrate the love that you share, it is vital to be proactive about accident prevention.

So what could potentially go wrong?

Driving

Whilst you may drive safely, other road users may not and/or make errors leading to an accident. If you have sustained an injury as a result of a road traffic accident due to no fault of your own, you may decide to pursue a personal injury claim against the negligent party. I direct you to a blog I previously wrote on that topic, but, below are things you should be doing if you are involved in a road traffic accident:

  1. Swap details with anyone else involved
  2. Contact the Police if the Defendant appears to be under the influence, refuses to exchange details with you, fails to stop at the scene or if you suspect them to be driving without insurance.
  3. Collect the contact details of all witnesses present at the scene
  4. Take photographs of the vehicles involved in the accident
  5. Notify your insurance, if applicable
  6. Seek medical attention as soon as you practicably can
  7. Keep a record of the accident and expenses incurred as a result of the accident

Hair and beauty treatments

In anticipation of their special evening, and wanting to look their best, many people head to the beauty salon to unwind and take care of themselves whether it is for a manicure, wax, hair colour, lash extension and so on. Although people want to look and feel good, unfortunately, moments which are meant to be enjoyable (save for intimate waxing), can occasionally have the opposite effect and your special day could be ruined if, for example, you suffer an allergic reaction or burns. Before any beauty treatment involving the use of dye or other harmful chemicals, a patch test should be carried out at least 48 hours before the time of the treatment.

If you have had a beauty treatment that ended in disaster and impacted you physically and psychologically, you could be entitled to compensation. For instance, one of my clients brought a successful personal injury claim having suffered severe burns from wax that had been applied too hot.

Unsafe venues

There is a duty on the occupiers of premises to take reasonable care to ensure the safety of visitors. Should you sustain a personal injury as a result of an accident at a restaurant, pub, bar, spa, nightclub and so on, then the occupier should be responsible for your injury.

Although most places are careful at minimising risks to members of the public, accidents still happen. To succeed in an occupiers’ liability claim, you must show that the occupiers failed in their duty to take reasonable care and that this caused the injury that was suffered. If you have been involved in an accident in any venue, please ensure to take photographs of the hazard you were injured upon and any evidence proving your presence at the venue.

Food poisoning and allergic reaction

Restaurants, pubs, hotels, coffee shops etc… are required to comply with all food hygiene legislation. If there is a failure in this compliance, and this leads to a customer contracting a food-related illness, such as food poisoning, then you may have grounds to make a personal injury claim. It could also be possible to make a claim if you sustained an allergic reaction, due to eating food that was not labelled properly.

Being safe and prepared will lower your risk for personal injury. Have a lovely evening with your special someone but remember to be safe!

If you have suffered an injury due to somebody’s else negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation with our specialist personal injury solicitors please call us today 0808 252 5231 or request a call back online.