I was injured at a bar. Can I make a claim?

I was injured at a bar. Can I make a claim?

Published on 12 December 2023
Last updated on 29 February 2024

Bars and pubs are popular social hubs where people gather to unwind and enjoy good company. However, when safety measures fail or when staff members act negligently, patrons can find themselves at risk of serious injury. In such cases, the law provides avenues for victims to seek compensation by making a public liability claim and hold responsible parties accountable. This article aims to explore the legal rights and options available to individuals who have sustained injuries in a bar-related incident, using a recent event as a case study.

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1. Duty of Care in Bars and Pubs

Establishments serving alcohol are bound by a duty of care to provide a safe environment for their patrons. This responsibility extends to ensuring that staff are adequately trained, security measures are in place, and patrons are not exposed to unnecessary risks. When establishments or their employees fail in these duties, resulting in injury to patrons, legal recourse is available.

2. The Landmark@Gateway Incident: A Case Study

On the night of February 21, 2023, a violent altercation at the Landmark@Gateway pub, just east of Darwin, resulted in severe injuries for one pub-goer. Footage circulated online, capturing the moment a security guard aggressively handled the patron, ultimately rendering him unconscious and causing his body to be thrown face-first onto the concrete. The actions of the security guard, and the ensuing harm to the patron, raise serious questions about the establishment’s duty of care and the responsibilities of its employees.

Former security guards, witnessing the incident, were quick to condemn the actions displayed in the footage, highlighting the severe legal implications of such behavior. Their comments underscore the gravity of the situation and the clear breach of duty that occurred.

3. Seeking Compensation: What Are Your Options?

If you have experienced a similar situation, suffering injury due to the actions of bar or pub staff, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Establishing a personal injury claim requires demonstrating that the establishment or its employees breached their duty of care and that this breach directly resulted in your injuries.

Navigating the legal complexities of personal injury claims can be daunting, especially when recovering from physical and emotional trauma. Ascent Lawyers specializes in assisting victims of bar-related injuries, providing the expert guidance and support needed to secure justice and compensation.

Our team is dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable, ensuring that establishments and their employees uphold their responsibilities to patrons. If you or someone you know has been injured in a bar or pub, contact us today. Together, we will explore your legal options and work tirelessly to achieve the outcome you deserve.

4. Conclusion

Injuries at bars and pubs can have significant legal and personal consequences. Understanding your rights and the options for claiming compensation is essential for any victim. At Ascent Lawyers, we are committed to supporting you through this challenging time. With our expertise in public liability claims, including free initial consultations and No Win No Fee arrangements, we’re here to ensure your rights are fully represented. Reach out for the legal support you need to navigate your claim successfully.

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Disclaimer: Ascent Lawyers owns all copyright in the text. This article is of a general nature and should not be regarded as legal advice or relied on for assistance in any particular circumstance or emergency situation. To obtain legal advice in relation to your own circumstances, please contact us for consultation.

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