Attending a gig can be a real experience for any music lover. Some take place outside while others take place in large indoor stadiums. A lot depends on the audience, the artist and the type of music on offer – and of course the time of year.
Holding an outdoor concert or gig in the middle of winter isn’t generally the best idea. Having said that, the summer months in the UK can be a struggle to find good weather in as well!
In any case, there should be as little chance of having an accident at a gig as possible in all situations. It is rare for something like this to happen but this doesn’t mean no one has ever been injured in these settings.
How could an accident at a gig happen?
The person who organises a music gig has a duty of care to make sure everyone in attendance is safe. This means they should be well aware of all the health and safety procedures they should be adhering to.
They should also be risk-assessing everything at every step of the process. For example this would include ensuring the stage is set up safely, the venue is prepared for the influx of people, security is appropriate and safety procedures are planned in case anything should go wrong.
For someone attending a gig, having an accident there is the last thing they would expect or want. Maybe you’ve experienced this and you know how it puts a dampener on things. You might feel you are disappointed by the outcome and the injuries you received, instead of going home feeling elated at seeing your favourite performers.
What should you do next?
It is wise to make the staff at the gig aware of what has happened. There should be a first-aider who can help you or direct you to more experienced medical help.
In some cases this might mean calling an ambulance, depending on how severe your injury is.
In any event you will probably get to a point where you want to call Accident Advice Helpline. With our 15 years’ experience in dealing with all manner of compensation claims, we could be well-positioned to ensure you get the advice you are looking for in your case. By calling 0800 689 0500 for free you can find out if you really can claim.