Most of us are familiar with the experience of going out to a cinema. We may go regularly or perhaps just once in a while. However, in every case we would expect to have a nice time and not to return home with any kind of injury.
It’s common enough for people to fall over from time to time, particularly if they come into contact with a hazard of some description. For example in the case of a cinema, they may fall down some stairs while a film is being shown, as the cinema is in near-darkness. In this case the cinema owners should still have lighting on the aisles so people can see to exit and enter the screen if need be.
Why else might cinema fall compensation be paid out?
In every case the people in charge of running the cinema need to be able to provide a responsible service. They should pay close attention to health and safety so there is no chance they might neglect a particular area of concern. For example if the low-level lighting inside the cinema screens isn’t on, therefore, making the stairs difficult to navigate, it could mean they are negligent.
Maintenance is a very important area to bear in mind. However it is also vital to realise that risk assessments should be undertaken by those in charge at the cinema. These can highlight any potential problems that might crop up, so the patrons using the cinema can be safe at all times.
Have you fallen over in a cinema?
Sometimes accidents can happen for no good reason and are no one’s fault either. In other cases the person who experiences the fall might be to blame. However, in isolated instances cinema fall compensation may potentially be warranted if someone is injured because someone else did not take proper care in making sure the cinema was safe. It can be tricky to work out whether this applies in your circumstances, because so many different factors may come into play.
This is one of the main reasons why the team at Accident Advice Helpline would always encourage you to call us before doing anything else. Our number is free to use on 0800 689 0500 so why not call us now? This could potentially lead to a successful compensation claim being fought on your behalf as well.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead