Some people like to engage in hazardous activities, but this does not mean they are not able to make an accident claim should they suffer an injury. The same applies if you take part, either as a hobby or professionally in aerial silks. If you suffer a mishap while rehearsing or performing, you may be able to make an aerial silks accident claim.
Aerial silks involves demonstrating acrobatic skills while hanging on special fabrics. Obviously, there is an element of danger, but if the accident happened through no fault of your own you may be able to make a claim.
How do you go about making a claim?
Making any type of accident claim involves a legal process, so it is in your own best interests you seek expert legal advice. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have experienced solicitors able to give the best possible advice and assist with your aerial silks accident claim.
The potential cost of making such a claim should not put you off contacting us. This is because Accident Advice Helpline solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis. This means you will not have to pay anything up front. This should give peace of mind as you try to overcome the trauma of the accident.
How to make contact with us
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is simple; we have own 24-hour Helpline manned by friendly advisers. You can also text us to request a call back or complete our 30-second test.
What information do you need to give us?
In order to assist with an aerial silks accident claim you will need to tell us your own version of events. We will also need the recollections of those who saw the accident. This is important because to be able to make a claim we need to be able to prove that you were not responsible for your misfortune. We also need to discover the person or party the claim should be made against. For instance, faulty rigging could have caused the accident, so the claim could be made those responsible for those installing the equipment or the owner of the venue where the accident occurred.
We will also need to know the extent of your injuries ahead of any claim. This means seeing a doctor and letting us have a copy of the medical report. Our advice is to always see a doctor following an accident even if the injuries appear to be only minor.
Your injuries may also cost you financially as you will not have been able to perform or work while recovering. You may have also had to pay for prescription and treatment costs. These financial losses and costs can be recouped through a successful claim so it is important you keep a record of any loss of earnings and receipts for expenses.
Usually a claim has to be made within three years of the accident, so our advice at Accident Advice Helpline is to contact us about your aerial silks accident claim immediately.
Date Published: November 2, 2014
Author: David Brown