Tattoo conventions attract a diverse range of people from all walks of life. Some are looking to find a tattoo artist for their first tattoo, others want to watch demonstrations by renowned tattoo artists, and some are considering becoming artists themselves.
Even if you’re just attending because you have an appreciation of body art, a tattoo convention can be a fun place to be.
When you’re spending your day watching people get inked, the last thing you expect is to be involved in an accident at a tattoo convention.
But it could happen – and you could be left seriously injured as a result. Why not call Accident Advice Helpline and find out if we can help you claim personal injury compensation for your accident at a tattoo convention?
How did your accident occur?
There are a number of different types of accident which could happen at a tattoo convention – they can be roughly split into 4 different categories:
- Accidents caused by a tattoo artist
- Accidents sustained by staff/artists working at the convention
- Accidents caused by the venue
- Accidents which are the result of an emergency – such as a fire breaking out or the building being evacuated
The first category, accidents caused by a tattoo artist, could include things like getting hepatitis from a dirty needle or being left scarred after an artist used out-of-date ink for your tattoo. In these situations, you could claim compensation against the artist.
For staff injured whilst working at the convention, your employer could be held liable – for example, if you’ve suffered a slip or trip on damaged flooring whilst working, it’s up to your employer to ensure that the flooring is safe, so they could be responsible for your accident.
Accidents caused by the venue could include food poisoning after eating food prepared on site or structural issues such as collapsing signs or a damaged stairwell causing injury to members of the public.
Emergencies such as fire or other situations where the building needs to be evacuated could lead to crush injuries as crowds of people exit the building – there should be proper controls in place to prevent a situation like this from happening.
What happens now?
The first step to making a claim for personal injury compensation is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and one of our experienced personal injury advisors will talk you through the claims process, offering confidential, no-obligation advice. However you’ve been injured at a tattoo convention, you don’t need to suffer in silence.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton