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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Ballet injury advice


    If you’re the victim of an accident, or injury, relating to the performance or practice of ballet, it is important that you seek the best possible ballet injury advice available to you. At Accident Advice Helpline, it is our job to take care of the financial elements of your recovery, so that you can focus on getting back on your feet.

    Our solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis. Plus, we have more than 14 years of experience dealing with compensation claims of all shapes and sizes – everything from accidents on industrial work sites, to injuries sustained during yoga lessons, and more than a few dance related incidents.

    Can Accident Advice Helpline help me?

    You may be eligible to file a claim for financial remuneration if your ballet injury or accident occurred within the last three years, and was a direct result of the negligence of a third party individual or organisation. This can mean various things – poorly-maintained or damaged equipment, an unsafe or unsuitable practice environment, or even a failure to make sure that the necessary health and safety guidelines are in place.

    We vow to deal with your case with both care and sensitivity, no matter the nature of the injury involved. We are here to help you, and the negligent third party, understand that compensation is not just a financial issue. It is often the only way for a victim to find sufficient emotional closure, after a ballet accident or injury which could, realistically, have been avoided.

    What is a ballet accident?

    There are various things that can go wrong whilst teaching or practising ballet. It is a discipline which looks slow moving from the outside, but it actually takes a great deal of skill and can put a huge amount of strain on the body. This is why it is so important for ballet to be performed and practised in a safe and comfortable environment.

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    If equipment is not well maintained, and the environment is not clean, level, and free from trip hazards, there is the potential for slips, falls, sprains and even breaks. In order to be eligible for compensation, your accident (and subsequent injury) must be the fault of a third party; i.e. the people, or authority, responsible for the safety and maintenance of both the relevant equipment and the environment.

    Who should I talk to?

    In most cases, the responsibility for your well-being is placed with the individual or the company who owns the building in which the ballet takes place. It is the duty of this third party to make sure that equipment is cared for, floors are always level and free from obstructions, and that only qualified teachers are allowed to lead ballet classes.

    If these conditions are not met, it could be the case that a vital duty of care has been neglected, and you may be eligible to make a claim for financial remuneration. If you think that you might be eligible, or you would like additional ballet injury advice, call our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: November 3, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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