It is more common than you might think to suffer from an accident or personal injury at a live music venue. Here are five far-fetched, yet possible, gig accidents that you may just find yourself experiencing.
- Trips and falls around seating: Live music venues are often crowded places. If seating is provided, seats are usually spaced close together, and require a lot of clambering around other people and their coats and bags to get to them. Additionally, you might be required to climb a lot of steps to find your seat. These factors can greatly increase your chances of tripping or falling while trying to manoeuvre your way around.
- Slips, trips and falls in standing areas: If you’re at a standing music gig, the standing area is also likely to be very crowded. Many people will also be carrying drinks, which may be easily spilled on the floor and often not cleaned up until the music is finished. This leaves you liable to suffering a nasty slip, trip or a fall while you’re enjoying your concert.
- Cuts and bruises: If glass bottles and drinking vessels are allowed in the venue, and then knocked over and broken, you may suffer a nasty cut, particularly if wearing open shoes such as sandals. Furthermore, in crowded places, you are more likely to bump into slip and trip hazards, such as uneven flooring and tables, leaving you liable to suffering an unwanted bruise
- Hearing damage: It’s great to hear music being played live, but be careful not to stand too close to the speakers, and use ear plugs or some other form of ear protection if the music is very loud. This will greatly reduce your chances of suffering a personal injury to your hearing, such as tinnitus of which there is no cure.
- Road traffic accidents: Ensure that your journey to and from the gig is planned in advance and make sure you aren’t driving under the influence of alcohol. Not only is it illegal to drink and drive, doing so will greatly increase your chances of suffering a road traffic accident.
Claiming compensation for gig accidents
If you have suffered an accident at a live music event, you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with 15 years’ experience in processing personal injury compensation claims. We have a wealth of information on our website, and our telephone lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week, free of charge, for your convenience.
If you have been the victim of an accident that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you could claim compensation.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice