Dance classes aren’t just for children, they are a great way for adults to get fit too. From salsa and street dance to ballet and tap, many of us take part in dance classes in the UK and abroad without experiencing injuries, but that’s not to say that accidents don’t happen. Sometimes, even dance classes which are well-supervised and taught by professional instructors could leave you injured – for example, if you are taking part in a dance class at a premises with a leak in the roof and the floor is wet, you could slip and injure yourself.
If you or a member of your family has been injured in a dance class, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation; it all depends on the circumstances. If somebody else is responsible for the accident, you could claim they have been negligent, and you’ll need to instruct a personal injury lawyer to make your claim. There’s normally a three year time limit in place to make a claim, so it’s a good idea to find out as soon as you can whether you’re eligible to make one.
What sort of injuries have you sustained?
Whilst most dance classes are fun, energetic experiences for all involved, there is still the potential for accidents to happen. Here are just a few examples of the sort of injuries you might sustain:
- Broken bones from a slip, trip or fall
- Cuts and bruises
- Head injury from a fall
- Injured by faulty equipment
- Injured by objects in the building, such as a roof collapse or something falling from height
- Strained muscles or torn ligaments
Some injuries may be nobody’s fault, for example torn ligaments or strained muscles could be a result of you pushing your body too hard, whereas other injuries are obviously the result of negligence, such as objects falling from height.
Claiming compensation – what’s the score?
If you have been injured in a dance class, contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our team of professional personal injury lawyers is here to help you get the compensation you deserve. TV personality and UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen has even recommended us for our high standards of customer service. With 14 years’ experience in the industry, you know you can trust us to provide you with confidential, no-obligation advice and a 100% no win, no fee* service, whatever your circumstances. So call us today to find out whether you have a viable claim.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown