Street performers act or play musical instruments or otherwise put on a performance for those who are passing by in a particular location. You’ll often see them in cities since there are lots of people walking by who may enjoy the performance. The performer will usually be given tips by people who enjoy the show they put on.
If you work in this field and you have been injured while performing in the last three years, it might be worth seeking advice about the likelihood of winning a street performer injury compensation claim. You’ll probably lose income while you recover from your injury, and there may be other costs you have as well, such as the cost of going to and from hospital or an outpatient clinic for treatment. All these elements can be borne in mind when you are considering making a claim.
How might you be hurt while working as a performer?
Since your stage will essentially be the street, you may be hurt while using a section of pavement to entertain people from. For instance, you might end up tripping over a paving stone that is loose and raised too high, and you could fall and injure yourself as a result. Alternatively there could be a drain cover or other outlet that is sunk too low in the pavement and hasn’t been repaired. You could catch your ankle on that.
Wherever you work, you may have a chance to claim street performer injury compensation if you have been hurt in a way that is found to have been someone else’s fault. Similarly, if you are a member of the public and you are injured by a street performer in some way, they might be held liable as they may have been negligent.
Could you call Accident Advice Helpline today?
It’s easy to call Accident Advice Helpline when you want no-obligation advice regarding an accident you have had that is similar to the ones mentioned above. Remember, every situation is different, so even if you think you may not have a chance to claim, you should call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out for sure.
This is the only way to see whether a compensation payout could soon be coming your way. Take advantage of our free enquiry line now to see if you could win compensation for your injuries.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead