Theatre shows and performances can be quite dramatic, depending on the plot and what is happening. However, the drama is normally confined to the stage and never goes beyond there into the audience. Someone being injured in a fall in the audience would be most unusual, but there is the potential that something like this might occur.
In reality a fall could possibly happen anywhere inside a theatre. You might be going into the foyer area, only to trip over a loose carpet that is not properly fitted. This could result in you falling on the floor and possibly sustaining an injury or two. You might also be hurt if you fell over some stock or boxes in any part of the theatre, or if the steps down to your seat were slippery or caused you to fall in some way.
How common are theatre fall compensation claims?
Very few people ever make claims such as these, for one very good reason. Of the thousands of people who attend the theatre every year, whether it is in London’s West End or elsewhere in fringe theatre or local shows, very few of them will ever be injured. This shows how high the standards are in the theatre world, which is good to know.
Whenever you book theatre tickets you want to be sure you enjoy the show and you can look forward to it without worrying about whether you might end up being hurt while you are there. Since it is unlikely that an accident of this nature could ever happen, you can see how easy it is to have a good time and to have no need to claim theatre fall compensation.
Have you had an accident like this already?
It might be that you are reading this article because you’ve already been through an incident that led you to suffer injuries as the consequence of a fall in a theatre. There might still be time for you to make a claim if this is the case, since you have three years in which to do so.
The best way to find out whether you could claim is by calling 0800 689 0500 to reach the team working at Accident Advice Helpline. This is a good way to rely on getting no-obligation advice just when you need it most, when you have been injured.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead