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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Five most common injuries when going to the theatre


    Going to the theatre is hardly a pastime anyone would consider to be dangerous. There are, however, some risks of personal injuries even when going for an evening out at the theatre.

    Common mishaps

    The most common causes of theatre injuries are slips, trips and falls. Injuries by slipping, tripping or falling at the theatre commonly consist of:

    • Ankle sprains
    • Cuts and bruises
    • Knee injuries (sprains, grazes or fractures)
    • Wrist injuries (sprains, fractures)
    • Back injuries

    Depending on the circumstances and location of a slip, trip or fall, head injuries of varying severity may also occur.

    Potential hazards

    Injuries by tripping or falling at the theatre are typically the result of unexpected steps, loose carpeting or flooring, visitors’ bags or other belongings carelessly placed into pathways and/or poor lighting. Slip injuries are often the result of spills or wet flooring due to bad weather.

    Avoiding theatre mishaps

    You can help to prevent theatre accidents by watching your step and reporting any trip, fall or slip hazards to theatre staff as quickly as possible. Not leaving your seat while the theatre is in darkness during a show also assists in the prevention of slip, fall or trip injuries.

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    When bad things happen

    If you have the misfortune to sustain a fall, slip or trip injury at a theatre, you could be eligible to claim for injury compensation. Entitlement to claim depends on when the fall, slip or trip happened (claims must be initiated within 3 years of sustaining the injury) and who was responsible for it. In other words, if you were injured by a fall, trip or slip someone else caused (by negligence, poor conduct or a mistake) within the last three years, you are likely to have the right to claim for compensation.

    Finding a solicitor

    Claiming injury compensation necessitates enlisting the help of an experienced injury solicitor. The nationwide legal team of Accident Advice Helpline has been successfully handling public liability claims for many years. Each individual member of this team specialises in a particular type of claim (like claims for compensation for injuries by falling, slipping or tripping; car crash injuries; work injuries, etc.).

    Contacting our company

    On calling our freephone number on 0800 689 0500 (which is available 24/7), you will be asked to provide some details concerning your accident at the theatre to confirm your claim eligibility. A solicitor with plenty of experience in handling compensation claims like yours will then be assigned to your case on a no win no fee** basis.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.