This is particularly true for a band roadie, who deals with specialist equipment and undertakes many laborious roles each day. From rigging up wiring and lighting to carrying equipment and sets, band roadies are expected to undertake a number of duties, which will put them at danger of sustaining a work-related injury.
Potential accident claims for a band roadie include, but are not limited to:
- Electrocution from the stage equipment
- Slips, trips and falls, over cables on stage or due to misjudging unfamiliar grounding
- Road traffic accidents while travelling from gig to gig
- Auditory conditions due to tuning, sound testing and gig volume levels
- Sprains and strains from manual handling heavy equipment
Your employer’s legal responsibility
When working as a band roadie, it is all too easy to get caught up in the excitement of the role. The chaotic band lifestyle and the passion the fans bring to each gig. Working in a fast-paced role with much specialist equipment lends itself to accidents at work.
That considered, if you believe that the occupational accident you experienced was not your fault, you may want to claim personal injury compensation for the injury you have sustained.
No matter your job role, when you are employed, your employer has a legal obligation to protect your health and safety while you are at work. If your work-related accident was caused by employer negligence, your employer could be liable for your injuries.
Other responsible parties
In addition, when you are working as a band roadie, third-party drivers, venue owners and local councils could also be to blame for your occupational accident. It all depends on the details of your claim.
A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can help you determine who is responsible.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has over 14 years’ experience in assisting victims of personal injury in recovering the compensation they deserve.
With no obligation to pursue your claim, a free initial consultation is offered to all personal injury victims. Talk through the specifics of your situation and discuss the next steps should you decide to proceed with your no win no fee* work-accident claim.
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Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice