Fans of Firefly, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Star Trek and a whole host of other sci-fi shows, books and films gather together at sci-fi conventions across the globe every year. Some people are there to meet the stars of their favourite TV shows; others take things one step further and dress up for the occasion. But whether you’re a fan of old-school sci-fi or prefer your science fiction up-to-date, one thing is for sure, an accident at a sci-fi convention is the last thing you expect to happen.
With so many excited fans under one roof, it’s perhaps inevitable that accidents can and do happen at sci-fi conventions. You might be lucky enough to escape with minor injuries, but if your accident has been caused by somebody else – such as the convention organisers – you could make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers have been helping people claim since 2000 and work on a 100% no win, no fee basis. So you’ll still have money left to buy some memorabilia from your favourite shows.
Here are a few of the most common types of accident we have handled claims for since we were established in 2000:
- Slip, trip or fall, usually caused by food/drink spillages or damaged flooring
- Injured by stalls/stands or display equipment, such as a sign falling on someone or sharp edges on a display stand causing cuts
- Food poisoning from eating at food outlets on site
- Electrocution from speakers or other audio visual equipment
- Injuries caused by another member of the public – for example when taking part in mock fights or demonstrations
Minor or serious injuries?
Many of these accidents will lead to minor injuries such as a sprained ankle and bruises from a fall. However, you could be seriously injured and suffer head injuries, facial injuries or even a spinal injury – for example if you fall downstairs and land awkwardly.
Being electrocuted by faulty equipment could leave you suffering from heart problems and could affect the rest of your life. However you’ve been injured, there is a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 as soon as possible after your accident, for confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton