If you have been injured in the course of your work as an artist you may be wondering, “Can I claim for an accident I had as an artist?” The simple answer is that the same conditions apply to this type of accident as they would for any other accidents that resulted in a personal injury to an innocent victim.
That is, if the accident occurred through no fault of your own, and was caused by the negligence of a third party through a lack of proper health and safety considerations, then you may well have grounds for a compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm specializing in personal injury claims, with years of experience in pursuing and securing financial compensation for accidents in the workplace. If you suffered an accident as an artist, then they may be able to help you make a successful compensation claim.
Accidents you could claim for
If you are required to execute a commission on behalf of a client, an agency or a firm, then said party is effectively acting as your employer and has the same health and safety responsibilities towards you as other company has towards its employees. They must make sure you are aware of any risks involved in the project you are undertaking, including safety hazards relating to the location in which you are working.
They should also take reasonable steps to minimise those risks. For instance, if you have been asked to create a large scale mural on the side of a building, you should have adequate safety equipment, especially if the work is big enough to require ladders or scaffolding. The area may also need to be cordoned off from the public.
If you are working outside creating a nature study over several days, you should have adequate protection from the elements. Depending on the nature of the assignment, this may be your responsibility, but it should be agreed with the client or agency before beginning the work.
How we can help
Assigning culpability for an accident can be a complex matter, which is why it is best to secure the services of an experienced law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. If you feel that you may have grounds for a claim, then you can use the 30-second compensation calculator on our website to find out how much you could be entitled to.
Calling our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 will enable you to talk to one of our friendly trained advisers. Alternatively, you can text ‘claim365’ to 88010 or call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
If our advisers think you have viable grounds for a claim, they will offer you the option of contacting one of our team of expert lawyers, all of whom work on a no win, no fee basis. We may ask you to provide contact details for any witnesses to your accident, especially if they can state that the responsibility for the accident lies with another party.
You may also need to undergo a medical examination, but it is unlikely you will need to appear in court or attend lengthy meetings while we are pursuing your accident claim.
Date Published: July 10, 2015
Author: David Brown