Christmas is fast approaching, which means that the party season will soon be in full swing. As many workers finish their jobs and prepare for the annual Christmas party and people take the chance to meet up with friends and families, the dangers of going on a night out are often heightened during this time of year. According to personal injury law firm First4Lawyers, a variety of hazards can often get in the way of a good time, resulting in illness or serious injury that could ruin anyone’s Christmas.
When you don’t have to worry too much about being ready for the work the day after a night out, it can be all too tempting to drink more than is necessary, whether you’re down the local pub or visiting an inner-city nightclub. Something that the people from the first4lawyers Luton offices as well as those in other parts of the country did in relation to this issue is flag up what accidents can happen to people who drink too much alcohol after a night out.
The fact that one in three people in the UK have been injured on a night out shows that it can be easy to get hurt when going out with friends, family or even co-workers. Of the 33% who told the law firm about how they had been injured, 70% of them revealed that their injuries came as a result of drinking too much, something that anyone should be wary of doing if they want to get back home in full health.
Falling over outside is the most common cause of injury, but there are other accidents that result in cuts, bruises and even broken bones. Treading on broken glass indoors or outdoors is responsible for 10.5% of injures, falling down stairs in bars and nightclubs for 8.5%, 4% for jumping over road barriers and 3.5% for cigarette burns, which is one of the more bizarre things anyone can do after too much drink.
There also seems to be a marked difference in the type of accidents men and women get involved in. 16.3% of men are likely to be injured after a fight compared to just 1.7% of women while one in four women are injured after falling over inside clubs and bars compared to one in six men. Regional differences also occur, with alcohol responsible for 88% of injuries sustained in nights out in Liverpool. The figure for Leeds is 77%, 76% for Nottingham and by stark contrast, the level for Cardiff is just 57%.