Many of us enjoy a trip to the pictures from time to time. Going to the cinema may seem like a completely hazard-free date, but accidents in the movie theatre, like slips, trips and falls can happen at any time.
Here are some common accidents in the movie theatre to try and avoid if you’re heading to the cinema in the near future.
Typical accidents in the movie theatre
You may assume that the movie theatre is a harmless place to go on a first date, or a trip out in the holidays. However, even the safest seeming places can harbour hidden hazards.
One of the main threats of the movie theatre is the darkness. If you’ve arrived late and you’re trying to find your seats, or you need to go to the toilet in the middle of the film, stumbling around in the dark carries a high risk of slips and trips.
Aisles are often littered with empty popcorn boxes and drinks cartons, and many cinemas have stairs. Trying to negotiate these obstacles in the dark may leave you with slip and trip injuries.
If you suffer a slip, trip or fall, you may experience a broad spectrum of injuries. If you have a minor fall, you may escape with cuts and grazes. In the most severe cases, falls can cause serious and even potentially life-threatening injuries. Common injuries include bruising, broken bones and head injuries.
Eating undercooked food at the cinema may also result in food poisoning.
Can I claim compensation for an accidents in the movie theatre?
If you’ve been injured in a public place such as a cinema, it may be possible to claim compensation.
Compensation is awarded in cases where members of the public are injured as a result of negligence on behalf of the individual or company in charge. In a cinema, for example, you may be able to claim if you suffered food poisoning after buying hot food from an outlet within the theatre, or if you slipped on a wet floor after a drink had been spilled and not cleared up. If there were no warnings in place, you may have a good chance of making a successful claim.
Get in touch
Call Accident Advice Helpline if you’ve been injured in the last three years and you were not at fault. Our expert personal injury lawyers could help you to secure a public liability payout, which could help with lost income and rehabilitation costs.
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Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice