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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    How to claim museum staff injury compensation


    Working in a museum could mean you take on one of a number of different roles. This may depend on your experience and qualifications. For example you could work as a cashier in the museum gift shop. You might work as a kitchen assistant or chef in the museum restaurant. On the other hand you could work with the museum exhibits, perhaps cataloguing new arrivals or planning new displays.

    There is one thing that ties all these roles together though, and that is the right to work in a safe environment at all times. There should be little chance of anyone suffering injuries while they are at work, and this applies just as much in a museum as it does in any other workplace.

    How frequently is museum staff injury compensation paid out?

    Very few instances arise where this is the case. Health and safety measures are second to none and there are very few people working in museums who end up being injured in some way. However, it can happen, and sometimes it can happen with little warning.

    Those working in the kitchens and restaurant area should be able to work without being burned or scalded for example. If inappropriate or poor-quality protective equipment has been supplied, the odds of being burned could increase. Similarly there could be a chance that slips and falls might be possible if the floors are not kept clean and dry throughout this area.

    Are there other things that might happen too?

    Yes, museum staff injury compensation might potentially be paid out in situations where people are hurt by falling displays. If building work is going on in the museum while it is open and staff are working as usual, proper health and safety measures should be in place to ensure no one is in any danger. If this is not the case there is a chance people could be injured by falling equipment or debris on the floor.

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    In any event, if you think you might be entitled to museum staff injury compensation for an injury you sustained in the recent past, do get in touch with us. The team at Accident Advice Helpline is on hand to make sure you have access to all the information and advice you could want. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you have a likely claim to make.

    Date Published: September 29, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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