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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

    Survivor guide: Attending music festivals

    Attending music festivals is a great opportunity to enjoy live music and have fun in the sun with friends. If you’’re going attending musical festivals this summer, it’’s wise to bear some simple safety tips in mind. The last thing you want is to miss the whole thing, nursing injuries caused by drinking too much and slips, trips and falls.

    Staying safe when attending music festivals

    Festivals are all about spending quality time with friends and family, enjoying the performances, and soaking up the atmosphere. Here are some simple pointers to help you stay safe and swerve accidents when attending music festivals:

    • Drink in moderation and stay hydrated; drink plenty of water, especially if it’’s hot
    • Wear suitable footwear to reduce your risk of slips and trips
    • Stay together as a group
    • Leave valuables at home and avoid carrying large sums of cash on you
    • Don’’t leave drink unattended; if you have left a drink don’’t go back to it
    • Take your phone charger with you
    • Organise a meeting point, just in case you get separated from your friends
    • Don’’t rush, you’’re bound to get stuck in crowds, so be patient
    • Wear sun cream
    • Stick to well-lit pathways, don’’t go off exploring on your own, especially during the night
    • Keep your tent closed when you’’re not around
    • Use your common sense
    • Look after each other if you have a friend who has had too much to drink, put them to bed and stay with them
    • Be aware that alcohol has a major impact on your judgement

    If you’’re attending music festivals, following this advice could help to ensure that you leave the site with incredible memories, rather than broken bones or regrets.

    Is it possible to claim compensation for an accident at a festival?

    If you’’ve been involved in an accident in a public place and you weren’’t to blame, you may be eligible for personal injury compensation.

    If the accident happened in the last three years and you have proof that you were not at fault for your injuries, call Accident Advice Helpline for expert advice. If you wish to make a public liability claim, we will guide you through the process step by step, and deal with your claim as efficiently as possible. You won’’t have to worry about a thing. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, and most of our clients never have to go to court.

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    Date Published: April 29, 2016

    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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