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Halloween injuries are more common than you think. Whenever Halloween comes around the corner, people tends to relax and let their guard down. It makes complete sense. After all, it is a fun time of the year and people want to enjoy themselves after a difficult year during the pandemic. That’s why it’s time to either have a small gathering in the house or go out to enjoy yourself. As long as you keep safe during the events that you have planned, you should be okay. However, there may be times where you cannot prevent an accident from happening. Instead, you could have been hurt in a public accident due to someone else’s negligence. There are many ways you could be hurt on Halloween night. It’s crucial that you know what sort of injuries you could suffer from. That way you know how to avoid them when you go out.

Should you suffer from a personal injury on Halloween night, it’s important that you come to a law firm to make sure you are compensated for the negligence you have experienced. Find out how Gowing Law Solicitors can help by calling 0800 041 8350 or by using our claims checker below:

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Covid-19 & Halloween Injuries: What should I do to keep safe?

Last year, Halloween was a lot different from what people were used to. The pandemic forced us to keep apart from each other in order to keep vulnerable people safe. This year, whilst the previous rules have been pulled back and people are allowed to meet again, you may still be feeling concerned about the level of Covid-19 around the UK. That’s why we would recommend that you still take precautions if you still are unsure about whether or not you should actually go out for Halloween.

There is no shame in deciding that you are interested in having a night in, instead of going out for Halloween. You can have a lot of fun on your own or with a small group of friends. However, if you decide to go out to celebrate Halloween, we would recommend taking the following precautions.

Precautions include:

  • Always wear a mask when you go to a public venue.
  • Only go with a few friends that are in your personal bubble.
  • Avoid crowded venues.
  • If you have Covid symptoms, stay inside your home and isolate.
  • Try to choose one or two venues to go to. That way you can avoid seeing people outside your bubble.
  • Wear gloves if you can.
  • Use hand gel to avoid the spread of germs.

You do not have to leave your home to celebrate Halloween if you do not want to. We would recommend that you do stay home and enjoy a quiet night in. That way you can avoid spreading Covid-19 and keep the vulnerable people we know and love safe. Do your part during the pandemic to ensure that everyone stays happy and healthy during this difficult period.

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Halloween Injuries: How could I get hurt on Halloween night?

If you want to go out and enjoy Halloween, you have every right to do so. Just keep in mind that there is a chance that you could end up suffering from Halloween injuries. No matter what sort of public venue you go to, you could end up hurt due to someone else’s negligence. That’s why it’s up to you to try and keep as safe as possible. In some cases, you simply couldn’t avoid the accident. The venue may have done everything that they could to keep people safe. But in times where accidents do occur, they will have insurance to make sure they can pay for your compensation. This is known as public liability insurance.

One of the most major risks comes from the fact that you will be going out at night. October is a dark month, therefore you may end up finding that you simply cannot see where you are going, especially if you end up getting drunk. Before we go further into common Halloween injuries and accidents, here are some ways that you can remain safe if you decide to go out for Halloween to celebrate.

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How to keep safe on Halloween

It’s important that you do your best to keep safe when you go out for a Halloween party. When you go to a public environment, the person in charge does have a responsibility to keep you safe. However, you can only make a claim if the person in charge or one of their employees were responsible for your accident. That means if you were the one that was guilty of negligence, and you were hurt due to it, it is likely that you will not be able to claim compensation for it. This is due to the fact that you were responsible for your own behaviour. If you were acting out of line or silly, and this resulted in you getting hurt, you will not be able to claim. However, if the person in charge of the environment was responsible, you can successfully make a claim.

So, make sure to keep safe when you go out for Halloween. The type of negligence you experience will determine how much you could be owed if you end up getting hurt.

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The most common Halloween injuries

No matter what type of event you are going to, it’s crucial that you remain as safe as possible when you are there. Halloween tends to be one of the most accident-prone holidays in the year. This is due to the fact that everyone is going out when it is dark and they are in costumes that are difficult to manoeuvre. You need to be responsible when you arrange fun on Halloween, especially if you plan on going out with your children. Below you can find more information about some of the most common Halloween injuries that can occur, as well as what type of things can cause them. Make sure to keep an eye out for them when you leave your home to celebrate Halloween!

1. Drinking and Driving: Pedestrian Collision Injuries

Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween

One of the most common accidents occurs due to drunk driving on Halloween. It’s pretty easy to understand why. Everyone is going to be out celebrating Halloween by going to bars, parties or some sort of event. Therefore, you are going to get people who break the law and decide to drive back home under the influence of alcohol. This type of accident is a traffic accident, or a RTA for short. Road accidents occur on Halloween because people do not pay attention to the road. This is for both the car driver and the pedestrian who crosses. Unfortunately, on Halloween, road users will need to be more careful when they go out. Pedestrians tend to jump out in the middle of the road instead of looking for a zebra crossing or traffic light system.

Sadly, this causes a lot of injuries, including:

  • Broken Bones
  • Damaged Organs
  • Damaged Nerves
  • Loss of Limbs
  • Loss of Eye Sight
  • Brain Damage

If you are planning on going out for Halloween, take care when you approach a road. Look both ways and ensure that there is a traffic system in place to keep you safe. Unfortunately, there are some drivers (especially drunken drivers) who will not obey the rules of the road or care about pedestrians. They may break the speed limit or be distracted as they are driving by eating, drinking or using their phone.

Should you get hurt due to one of these drunken drivers, it’s important that you seek out medical assistance as quickly as possible. There is a chance that you could be hurt due to a “hit and run.” This is where the car will continue on and leave the pedestrian injured on the street without stopping to help them or leaving them their insurance details. When this happens, you could still make a claim, however it will go under a criminal injuries claim, rather than a RTA claim

No matter what time of the year a traffic accident occurs, you have the right to claim for compensation. Gowing Law Solicitors can assist you with any type of claim.

2. Chemical Burns: Make up and Decorations

Halloween Injuries for Make Up

Another problem that can occur on Halloween is to do with your costumes and make-up. Defective products, such as make up, costumes or decorations, can cause allergic reactions with skin and hair that may mean that you need to go to the hospital to seek assistance. Products and decorations should have ingredients listed upon them, therefore you can make a decision for yourself about whether or not you want to use them. You should also make sure to do a test with the product on your skin to ensure that you will not have an allergic reaction.

Product liability is important when it comes to your safety. You need to ensure that you are okay to use certain products or make up. There are times you may also hang up decorations but they are faulty. If they are electrical, they could cause shocks or fires if the wiring is faulty. You can make a product liability claim if something does break or causes a personal injury. Just keep in mind, if you are making a claim based on an allergic reaction, you will need to be able to prove that you did try out the product and no reaction happened. That way, you can show you were not at fault for the product’s malfunction. You did everything you could to make it safe and a problem still occurred. The manufacturer of the product will then be liable for any damages that you have experienced.

3. Costume Slips and Trips

Halloween Injuries with Costumes

Costumes are one of the best things about Halloween. However, it’s important to understand that they can cause quite a lot of the accidents that occur around Halloween time. A costume that is too long can make it easier for people to trip up and be the victim of broken bones, teeth or foreign bodies that enter the skin (i.e. glass or metal). It may also get wrapped around your body and cause choking or make you more liable to trip over your own feet. Your sight may also be impaired by a mask, veil or eyewear. Therefore, you may bump into things or fall down stairs.

Make sure to be sensible when you pick your costume. That way you can keep safe. Other people may stand on your costume and you may end up bumping into people. This could mean that it is more likely that you could get hurt during the course of the evening. Be careful and make sure that you can see where your feet are. If you cannot see where you are going, make sure you are with a group of people that can guide you around. That way you can feel comfortable that you are with people who can keep an eye on you throughout the night.

4. Drunken Violence

Drinking and Halloween Injuries

Some of the most common types of accidents on Halloween happen due to drunken behaviour. Everyone is relaxing and wants to have a good night. Unfortunately, some people can go wilder than others. Sometimes, people will try to start fights because they are intoxicated. These types of fights can lead to criminal injuries. If you did not start the fight yourself, and ended up getting hurt because of a fight, you could claim compensation. The range of injuries can go from small bruising to more severe injuries, such as organ damage. In some cases, there may even be fatal stabbings.

If you have suffered due to drunken violence, Gowing Law Solicitors can help with your criminal injuries claim. All you need to do is get in contact to learn more about how our law team can help you with your claim.

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Halloween Pumpkin Competition

Don’t forget that Gowing Law Solicitors is also hosting a Halloween Pumpkin Carving Competition. To win a delicious prize, all you need to do is carve a pumpkin and like and share our social posts. It’s that simple! The competition is going on until the 1st November, so there is still time to get involved. Let us know if you have any questions by writing into info@gowinglaw.co.uk to find out more!

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Halloween is known as the spookiest time of year. However, things can get scarier if an injury happens that you were not expecting. It’s understandable that you may be shaken up by Halloween injuries. After all, you want to have a good night. Just keep in mind, if something does end up going wrong, Gowing Law Solicitors is here to help you with your Halloween injuries. All you need to do is speak to our lawyers for more information. We can provide you free advice and consultations to get you started. If you are have suffered from an injury and want to start on your claim, our solicitors can work with you on a “no win – no fee” basis. That means you will always come out on top and will never have to pay any hidden fees.

To get started on your personal injury claim, all you need to do is contact Gowing Law Solicitors today! You can call at 0800 041 8350, email info@gowinglaw.co.uk or use our claims checker to get started. One of our specialists will then be in contact to answer any additional questions you may have.

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