While some people play a musical instrument out of pleasure, others play one for a living. Jobbing musicians might play as part of an orchestra, a band or simply with assorted bands or groups as and when required.
Injuries can be suffered by musicians and they generally fall into specific groups. For example, carpal tunnel syndrome can be suffered in situations where a musician will make the same movements with their hands repeatedly over a long period of time. Think of how a guitarist plays their guitar for example, and you will probably see how this might be possible. Other potential problems could include tinnitus or hearing impairments from the level of music that is played.
What else might happen to warrant a musician injury compensation claim?
Situations that result in injuries to musicians are worth looking into if they may result in musician injury compensation being paid out. For this to be the case, it is necessary to prove someone was injured through the negligence of a third party. For example, if no measures are taken to prevent hearing loss for musicians playing in a certain venue, it is possible that the owner of that venue could be found negligent.
Regardless of the injury you have sustained as a musician, it is always best to seek proper professional advice from a lawyer who works in this particular area. Claims that are successful may lead to a compensation payout that will be adjusted depending on the outcome of the injury. For example if a full recovery is made, it may result in a lesser payout than if the injury continued to cause problems.
Make your claim today
If you are in a good position to claim compensation for an injury you have sustained while working as a musician within the last three years, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have about your situation.
By calling 0800 689 0500 you can avoid paying for the phone call, and you’ll be assured of getting no-obligation advice as well. This means you can get the input you need to determine whether you would be able to win compensation. Our lawyers are standing by, and they could be in a position to fight your case on your behalf. Why not see if they can help you right now?