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    Esther Rantzen

    What dangers exist at an outdoor UK music festival?


    Summer is here, the sun is shining and this means that festival season will soon be in full swing. If you’re counting down the days until an outdoor music festival, here are some top tips to help you swerve accidents, such as slips, trips and falls, and stay safe this summer:

    Dangers to avoid at a UK outdoor music festival

    Possible hazards to be wary of an outdoor music festival in the UK include:

    • slips and trips caused by litter, spillages, slippery, muddy ground and obstructions in gateways and aisles
    • falls
    • injuries caused by trailing wires or loose or faulty pyrotechnic or audio equipment
    • fighting and injuries caused by excessive intake of alcohol
    • injuries caused by stamping and trampling

    If you’re going to a festival, you’re probably looking forward to great music, spending time with friends and enjoying memorable moments, rather than nursing injuries or having to return home early; here are some safety steps you may wish to take on board to prevent festival accidents and slip, trip or fall injuries:

    • wear suitable footwear
    • drink in moderation and know your limits
    • take care when walking in crowds and watch where you’re going
    • stick to designated crowd areas
    • don’t drop litter
    • take extra care when going down stairs or through gates or turnstiles

    What kinds of injuries can occur at a festival?

    Injuries, which may occur at a festival vary in nature and severity and may include:

    • cuts and grazes
    • fractures and dislocations
    • head injuries
    • burns and scalds
    • spinal injuries
    • bruising

    Can I make a claim for an accident at a festival?

    If you’ve been involved in an accident at a public place, such as an outdoor music venue and you were not to blame, you may have a case for public liability compensation. If you have evidence to prove that your public place injuries occurred as a result of negligence on the part of the festival organisers, you have a right to pursue slip, trip or fall injury compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to talk through the details of your personal injury claim with an expert. If you have a viable case, the firm will handle your claim from start to finish, taking care of the leg work to prevent stress and give you peace of mind.

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    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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