Museums provide a fascinating look into the past and the future. They reveal more about specific areas of life, such as the distant past, art, animals, specific locations and much else besides. Every city has several major museums that draw in thousands of visitors each week. Even smaller towns have their own local museums that give insight into the history of that particular location.
Whatever type of museum you visit, it is reasonable to expect to have an enjoyable time there and to remain safe throughout your experience. Thanks to the dedication of museum staff and their adherence to health and safety laws, this is typically exactly the experience you will have.
Do things ever go wrong?
In isolated cases things can happen that may not have been intended. For instance the floors may not be clean, leading to slips and falls. Items may be left out on the floor and cause a hazard, potentially leading someone to trip over them. A painting or display hanging on the wall may not have been put up properly, and could fall on a visitor, seriously hurting them in the process.
While things like this can happen in museums, they are very uncommon. This isn’t very reassuring to anyone who has been hurt on a trip to a museum though. In these instances it is a good idea to seek medical attention and to make sure the incident is recorded in the accident book that should be held on-site.
Moving on to consider museum injury compensation
When you have been hurt on a trip to a museum, you will want to know whether something could – or should – have been done to prevent the injury from occurring. If this turns out to be the case, you could claim museum injury compensation. However, you must be sure you arrive at this point with the help of a lawyer, as they will have the knowledge that is required to support you through this process.
Accident Advice Helpline has answered calls from many people over the years. Some have been involved in accidents just like the ones mentioned above. Are you among them? Could you benefit from being supported by our no-obligation advice service? Call the team on 0800 689 0500 and see whether you have an opportunity to make a no win, no fee* claim with our assistance.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead