Ever popular, rural music festivals are unfortunately occasionally the scene of accidental injuries. Here are some of the most common accidents at music festivals.
Top 5 accidents at rural music festivals
The most common accidents at rural music festivals are:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Injuries by other individuals
- Loss of hearing
- Food poisoning
- Crushing injuries
Let’s look at these accidents in a little more detail.
Slips, trips and falls
By far the most common accidents at rural music festivals, trips, slips and falls are typically caused by uneven ground, muddy fields and wet flooring or stairs.
Injuries by other individuals
Music festivals usually mean copious consumption of alcohol. Personal injuries may be caused by anything from people drunkenly stumbling into you to drunken spectators diving on and off stages.
Loss of hearing
Piercing feedback or standing close to excessively loud speakers and amps can cause both temporary and permanent hearing loss.
Hot dogs and burgers sold on food stalls at music festivals are sadly not always stored and/or cooked properly. Resulting food poisoning infections are especially unpleasant while camping and may require medical attention.
The most serious, but thankfully also rarest, injuries at music festivals are crushing injuries. Including anything from cracked or fractured ribs to punctured lungs, these injuries are typically the result of large crowds pushing forward or someone getting trampled underfoot after being knocked to the ground.
Making a claim
If you were injured at a music festival in the last three years and someone else was responsible for your injury, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our nationwide legal team has been processing personal injury claims for people hurt in festival accidents for more than 16 years. Dedicated to helping people get the compensation due to them, we can draw on these years of experience to help you, too.
Discover how we can help you to get the compensation your music festival accident entitles you to by:
- Completing our unique 30-second test online, or
- Calling our 24-hour freephone helpline today
Providing helpful, no-obligation festival injury advice, our helpline advisors can also arrange to have one of our 100% no-win, no-fee in-house solicitor assigned to your case.
The respective numbers you should call to speak to our advisors from a UK landline or a mobile phone are 0800 689 0500 and 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: April 24, 2017
Author: Accident Advice