Working at a conference is always an interesting job, particularly if you like meeting new people. You may be responsible for the catering, or perhaps the equipment and set-up of the venue is your responsibility. Whatever your role, conference staff will always find they are kept busy as those attending conferences can demand a high quality of service – after all, they are business people there to network and to present themselves to their audience. If you’ve been involved in an accident whilst working at a conference, did you ever stop to think that you might be able to claim conference staff injury compensation? Over the years, the team at Accident Advice Helpline has helped many conference workers claim compensation for workplace accidents, so why not find out if you could be eligible?
What injuries could be sustained at a conference?
If you’re working at a conference, there are plenty of hazards which could cause an accident – here are some of the most common accidents and injuries which we have handled conference staff injury compensation claims for since we were established in 2000:
- Slip, trip or fall – for example, falling off the stage and suffering broken bones, strains or sprains or tripping over loose cables
- Burns and scalds from preparing and serving hot food or drink
- Lacerations or even loss of a finger whilst preparing food in the kitchen
- Electric shock from faulty lighting or audio visual equipment
- Cuts from damaged chairs or conference equipment
- Food poisoning after eating food prepared on the premises whilst on a break
- Head, facial or spinal injuries from objects falling from height – such as a banner or sign falling on you
- Hearing loss from proximity to speakers that are turned up too loud
We’re here to help
You deserve to be compensated if you have been injured at work, no matter what your role, and if your employer hasn’t done all they can to keep you safe at work, we can help you make a claim for personal injury compensation. Our personal injury advisors are on hand to offer confidential advice, and you don’t need to decide straight away whether you’d like to go ahead with a claim, as there’s no obligation. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and find out more about making a claim after your accident at work. Just don’t wait too long, as there’s a three-year time limit to make a claim.
Date Published: September 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton