If you have suffered an accident during the course of your work as an artist, then you may be entitled to make an artist accident claim. Anyone who has been injured while at work due to the negligence of a third party is legally entitled to make a claim for compensation. No-one should be put at unnecessary risk while doing their job and this includes artists.
Of course many artists are self-employed, in which case health and safety are your own responsibility, but even in this case there may be circumstances in which you could make an artist accident claim. If you are unsure, the best thing to do is to contact a reputable law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline, who has many years of experience specialising in personal injury claims of all kinds.
Circumstances in which you could be able to claim
You could make a claim for compensation if you have been injured through no fault of your own while carrying out a commissioned piece of artistic work.
For instance, you may have been asked to paint a portrait in the sitter’s home, which could be an unsafe environment.
It is the client’s responsibility to make sure that you are safe, and if you are injured while working you may be able to make a claim.
In a more dramatic example, you may have been asked to create a large work of public art that involves working outdoors, maybe on a high building.
If the bodies that commissioned the work have not ensured that proper safety standards are in place, then any accidents that occur may be considered their responsibility.
What we can do
At Accident Advice Helpline, we believe that artists are as entitled as anyone else to carry out their work without fear of unnecessary injury or illness. That is why we take compensation claims seriously and do our best to secure you the full amount you are legally entitled to.
If you feel that you could have grounds for a claim, then call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, or text ‘claim365’ to 88010, whereupon one of our friendly trained advisers will be sure to call you back. You can also call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, though calls to this number are charged at standard rates.
Our advisers will ask you a few simple questions in order to assess your claim, and if they think you have a case that Accident Advice Helpline can pursue with a good chance of success, then they will offer you the option of contacting one of our expert lawyers, all of whom work on a strict no win, no fee basis.
This means that they will always do their very best to win your case. Call us today for straightforward, sympathetic advice about your artist accident claim.
Date Published: July 10, 2015
Author: David Brown