You don’t have to be in the middle of a crowd to experience one of the common injuries at a concert. In large crowds, there are numerous hazards to health and safety you need to stay aware of. Of course, concerts are about fun. They are a time to enjoy good music with great friends and soak up the unique atmosphere of thousands of people gathered in the same place for the same reason. However, without the proper safety precautions, being in the crowd at a concert can all too quickly lead to painful injuries.
Common concert accidents and injuries
Common injuries at a concert include, but are by no means limited to, the following:
Slips, trips and falls
In large crowds, it can be difficult to see where you are going. Here are some examples of the classic trip and fall hazards present at concerts:
- Steps and stairways
- Raised flooring: This is particularly prevalent for stadium gigs when temporary flooring has been introduced to protect the grass.
- Other people: People choose to take the weight off their feet and sit down between acts. In a crowd, they can be difficult to spot or negotiate around without suffering a trip or fall.
- Raised areas of ground: This is especially relevant for huge gigs in outdoor venues. Natural ground is not perfectly flat and minor bumps or potholes can easily lead to trips and falls occurring.
- The crowd. There are few better feelings than being part of a crowd bouncing along to a classic anthem. However, this great mass of movement can turn painful in the blink of an eye.
When it comes to common injuries at a concert, bruises always feature highly on any list. Being bumped around in the crowd can leave you somewhat battered and a little bruised, as can being squashed against the barriers.
Making a claim
Sometimes, suffering one of the common injuries at a concert can’t be helped. Other times, it’s the result of negligence which you can claim for. The safety of gig-goers is the responsibility of the venue operators and the staff on duty for the event. If they are found to have been negligent, then they could be liable for injury compensation if accidents happen.
If you think you have a case for public injury compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 5659.