Working as a roadie certainly has its fair share of occupational hazards, and, if you have suffered an accident whilst carrying out your duties, you may be asking yourself the question: ‘Can I claim for an injury as a roadie?’
Whilst touring with a band might be seem like the ideal job for many people, being a roadie not only carries great responsibility, it also carries substantial risks. The road crew, or ‘roadies’ as they are commonly known, are the support staff and technicians who accompany the band and ensure that every aspect of the tour runs smoothly. Whilst the title is an all encompassing one, there are a variety of roles within the umbrella term ‘roadie’ – all of which carry a significant risk of injury if all the necessary health and safety procedures and equipment are not in place to protect staff.
Roadies are commonly seen as the crew that haul large amounts of equipment from venue to venue. Although they also include engineering and lighting specialists, tour and stage managers, musical instrument technicians, drivers, security operators and caterers – to name just a few. If you have sustained an injury whilst working as a roadie, it is essential that you contact Accident Advice Helpline to explore a compensation claim – particularly if the accident has resulted in financial burden such as time off work.
Tour and venue management should ensure that any roadie is able to carry out their job safely – putting in place substantive safeguards against the potential for accident and injury. If a roadie has suffered an injury through an accident that was not their fault, calling Accident Advice Helpline on its free 24-hour helpline could ensure that there is no financial loss sustained as a result.
With experience extending over 14 years, Accident Advice Helpline always works on a no win, no fee* basis. The in-house legal experts will examine every detail of your claim and work hard to ensure that the highest amount of compensation is awarded for the type of injury suffered. If as a roadie, you feel that you have the grounds for a financial compensation claim, just call the free 24-hour helpline where one of our skilled representatives will initially assess your claim then connect you with one of our in-house solicitors who will guide you through the whole claims process.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline is a very simple process. All calls and texts are free and the helpline is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The only information that will be required when speaking to one of our friendly and experienced representatives will be the detailed circumstances surrounding the injury, and the consequences of that injury on your daily life thereafter. The number to call from a land line is 0800 689 0500, and from a mobile you can call 0333 500 0993.
Texting ‘Claim365’ to 88010 will generate a call back from one of the claims representatives. Don’t delay, call immediately and see if you have grounds for financial compensation.
Date Published: October 20, 2014
Author: David Brown