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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

    Can I claim for an accident in an orchestra?


    If you are a professional musician and have been injured during the last three years you may be asking yourself, can I claim for an accident in an orchestra? Accident Advice Helpline is here if you need expert advice and legal representation for a personal injury claim. You can make a claim if a third party was negligent and it resulted in you sustaining an injury. We work on a no win no fee basis and use a team of expert solicitors. To find out whether you are eligible, call our free 24-hour helpline or use our online compensation calculator.

    Third party liability

    Whether you play a string, woodwind, brass or percussion instrument, the demands of being a professional musician can sometimes lead to injuries. These injuries are often innocuous and due to bad luck or repetitive strain movements. However, there are occasions when other factors may have played a part in your injuries. For example, if the seating you were provided with by an event venue was defective and it fell beneath you during a performance then you are within your rights to claim against a third party for the costs of your injuries. If the accident took place during the last three years then you can make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline. You must also have required medical assistance at the time of the accident.

    Other common orchestra injuries include slips or falls while moving from one area of a venue to another. If an object or structure that should not have been there resulted in you tripping over then you could make a claim for compensation. There are also instances where professional musicians can make a claim for hearing loss. The law for such claims can be complex so you should contact our advisors to see whether you are eligible to seek a monetary sum for your impediment.

    Obtain evidence

    Orchestra injuries are treated in the same manner as other personal injuries so will need sufficient evidence to show that someone else was at fault. The more you can remember and note down about the accident, the better, as this information will help our solicitors to build a successful case. Photographs of faulty structures and equipment are also a great way of proving a third party’s negligence.

    A claim is your right and responsibility if you believe that the accident could have been prevented. It will enable you and your family to move forward with your lives. It can also reduce the mental toll of physical injuries as the monetary sum will be a means of justice. It will help to ensure that the same accident does not take place again. You should not feel guilty about making a claim. The third party is likely to have an insurance policy in place for such circumstances so it will not affect them at all.

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    Date Published: November 3, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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