Art galleries are generally refined and very quiet places, even when they are busy. People like to have time to wander round and appreciate the various artwork on show. This may not necessarily be restricted to paintings either. There could be other forms of art on show as well, such as models, sculptures and other items using a variety of different materials to inspire and provoke interest in the pieces.
The one thing no one would expect to come out of a day at an art gallery would be the need to try and claim art gallery injury compensation. This is because so few people are ever injured as a result of visiting one. It can happen, of course, but often injuries are no one’s fault and are simply the result of bad luck.
Was someone to blame for your injury?
With that said, you may be reading this article because you did receive some kind of injury you believe was caused by someone else. You may believe the art gallery was irresponsible or negligent in some way, and that negligence led to your accident taking place. If this is so, and you can prove this to be correct, you could be on the receiving end of art gallery injury compensation.
Injuries might occur from all kinds of things, such as slips, trips and falls. If potential hazards are ignored and not dealt with in a responsible manner, this could put the art gallery owners at fault. Other more unusual accidents could involve a painting coming off the wall and hitting someone in the gallery. Since some of the paintings in art galleries can be large, and sometimes have heavy and cumbersome frames, they could potentially do significant damage if they hit someone.
Finding the answers
Any injury that has occurred in an art gallery within the last three years may result in compensation being paid. However, it is important to get proper legal advice in these situations.
This is where you can contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. If you do this as quickly as possible you can get no-obligation advice concerning your situation. The team at AAH might be able to pair you with one of our lawyers who has handled cases just like these in the past. Why not call us today to learn more and see where you stand?
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead