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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."

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    Can I claim for an injury at a music festival?


    If you have sustained an injury due to someone else’s fault at a music festival, and now you wonder, “Can I claim for an injury at a music festival?”, we are able to offer you all the information necessary to help you determine whether or not you should pursue your claim.

    Several music festivals are organised in the UK each year, unfortunately, the high number of participants walking from one place to another, dancing, and jumping to the rhythms, creates favourable conditions for accidents, which often result in personal injuries.

    Injuries for which you could claim compensation

    Being crushed by other people when entering an arena or campsite; tripping and falling on walkways that have not been secured properly; and being hit by objects thrown around, describe several circumstances in which you could sustain an injury at a festival. Now, you probably want to know who can be held responsible for such injuries.

    Who is responsible for your injury at a music festival?

    The organisers of music festivals have the duty to protect the people attending these events. This means that anyone who sustains a non-fault injury that could have been prevented has the right to file a compensation claim against organisers. If a member of the public is responsible for the injury, the injured party could also bring a claim against that person. However, it is important to know that only one claim can be filed for the injuries relating to a certain event.

    Fortunately, the majority of injuries at music festivals are relatively minor. Although this means that no compensation can be claimed, it is a positive thing since the injured parties are able to continue their lives without going through painful rehabilitation, spending a lot of money on medical treatments, or facing serious financial complications resulting from taking time off work.

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    But, if you have suffered a serious injury, you should stop asking yourself, ‘Can I claim for an injury at a music festival?’, and find out what you can claim. Just as with any other personal injury claim, you could receive compensation for the pain and suffering relating to your physical injuries and emotional implications, and their effects on your daily life. In addition, you could claim special damages, which include all the financial losses resulting from your injury. If a family member or a friend has had to take care of you during rehabilitation, you could also include compensation for their time within your claim.

    Are you thinking about claiming compensation for an injury at a music festival?

    If yes, then you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. Music festivals should be fun, exciting occasions. However, if an accident resulting in an injury occurs, all the fun is gone. Furthermore, it is replaced with hospitalisation, rehabilitation, and pain. Our solicitors understand the impact of such an unfortunate event on you and your daily life. For this reason, if you have been injured at a music festival, please contact our experienced personal injury lawyers who are ready to help you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.

    Date Published: May 28, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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