Whether you can claim if you are hit by a flying object at a festival or not depends partly on the circumstances surrounding any incident.
Hit by a flying object at a festival
Take, for example, an object that hits you coming from a structure which was poorly constructed or in disrepair. Those responsible for the erection and/or maintenance of said structure could be held liable for your injury.
Objects thrown from a stage
Similarly, take an artist at a festival throwing something into the crowd. If you are hit by this object the responsible artist may be liable for any injury you sustained.
Objects thrown by someone in the crowd
Things may become more complicated if you’re hit by a flying object that was thrown by someone in the crowd. Here, it must be determined who threw the object. It also must be determined whether attending crowd control personnel could and should have prevented the object being thrown before you can make a claim.
Other reasons to claim
You may also be able to claim if you get food poisoning from festival vendors not adhering to food hygiene regulations. Injuries by a slip, trip or fall may also entitle you to personal injury compensation. However, it must be shown that organisers could have prevented this.
The main problem of making a compensation claim after being injured at a festival is establishing responsibility for the injury.
Accident Advice Helpline
With over 15 years’ worth of experience in dealing with injury claims of this type, we have the necessary know-how and skills to help you establish who was responsible for your personal injury. Efficient, professional and helpful, our in-house solicitors can also make sure you get the maximum possible compensation due to you (exact amounts can, however, not be predicted, as circumstances can vary significantly from one case to the next).
If you believe you may have a claim after a trip, slip or fall or being hit by a flying object at a festival, have an informal, confidential chat with a member of our helpline team to confirm you claim eligibility, get advice on whether you should proceed with a claim and, if so, have a solicitor assigned to your case. Call 0800 689 0500 from a UK landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile now to learn more.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice