The circus should be a place where you can escape the real world, have fun and marvel at the talents of others. If you’ve been to the circus before, you may well be aware of the risks involved. If you’re a circus performer, the tricks you show off may involve you putting your body on the line on a daily basis. There’s an element of risk involved in many occupations, but few are more dangerous than working at a circus. Nevertheless, every effort should be made to ensure that your health and safety are a priority. If you’ve been involved in a work accident, and you feel that your injuries occurred as a result of negligence on the part of your employer, you have the right to claim compensation.
The dangers of working at a circus
Working at a circus may involve an array of risks and hazards. Whether you’re swinging on a trapeze or trying to tame fierce animals, there are dangers lurking around every corner. Examples of accidents that may occur at the circus include:
- Falling from height
- Slips, trips and falls
- Accidents involving animals
- Injuries caused by overuse and over-training
The most common injuries include:
- Cuts and grazes
- Fractures and dislocations
- Repetitive strain injury
- Internal injuries
- Head and spinal injuries
Can I claim compensation for an accident at work?
If you’ve been injured at work whilst performing an act as part of a circus show, you have the right to claim work injury compensation provided that you were not to blame for the accident. If your circus accident occurred as a result of your employer failing to adhere to health and safety regulations, you have the right to claim compensation for your injuries.
A severe circus injury could end your career and threaten your financial security, so don’t suffer in silence. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping injured workers to claim no-win, no-fee compensation for more than 15 years. We have an expert team of personal injury lawyers who will handle every stage of your work accident claim and try their best to get the outcome you deserve. If you’ve been injured in the last 3 years, the accident wasn’t your fault, and you have proof that your injuries were assessed, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.