If you have a good singing voice but you don’t feel confident enough to sing solo, you could join a choir. There is something very rewarding about singing as part of a group with other people, and indeed choirs are much sought-after when it comes to various events around the country.
Singing in a choir is not a dangerous pastime. However with that said, anything can happen if the appropriate preparations are not made before the choir arrives to sing at a particular venue. The owner of any venue at which a choir is going to perform has a duty of care to ensure that venue is safe and ready for use. If this is not the case, one or more members of the choir may be at risk of being injured.
A dangerous stage
Many venues have a stage on which various people can perform in all kinds of productions. These stages have to be checked and maintained regularly to ensure they are never in danger of causing any problems to anyone who is using them. For example if a trapdoor in the stage is not properly secured, someone could fall through it and hurt themselves as a result. A platform on which some members of the choir will stand may not be stable enough to hold their weight, in turn causing some of them to fall.
In other situations other parts of the venue might be substandard in some way. Even something as simple as a wet floor with no warning signs indicating it is wet could lead to someone in the choir slipping over as they make their way to the stage to perform.
Learn more about choir injury compensation
If you are a member of a choir (or you have been in the last three years), and you suffered an injury within that same period of time, you might have a chance to make a no win, no fee* choir injury compensation claim. This means you won’t lose out if you don’t win, and you could of course get compensation for the injuries you sustained.
Accident Advice Helpline has assisted many other people already. It all starts with a call to 0800 689 0500, which enables you to speak with an advisor about your case. Do make sure you get in touch with our team as soon as you can.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead