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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for an accident at a video game convention


    So, you’ve sprained your ankle or suffered a head injury after testing out the latest virtual reality game at a video game convention? Or maybe you’ve suffered injuries caused by faulty gaming merchandise.

    Whether you’re a die-hard PlayStation fan or prefer Xbox, one thing’s for sure, an accident at a video game convention is the last thing you expect to happen when you buy your tickets.

    You’d be surprised at the number of accidents that can happen when large groups of people get together at conventions. All that excitement crammed into one venue and it’s perhaps no wonder that accidents can occasionally occur. You might be lucky enough to escape with minor injuries such as cuts and bruises – or you or a member of your family could be seriously hurt.

    Whatever has happened, if you feel somebody else is at fault for your accident, please do get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We specialise in personal injury claims and there’s no need to worry about legal fees as we provide a 100% no win, no fee* service.

    Accident Advice Helpline to the rescue

    You might be wondering what kind of accidents could possibly occur at a video game convention – well, here are a few examples:

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    • Injured testing out a new game or trying a virtual reality experience
    • Slip, trip or fall on a wet floor or food/drink spillage
    • Injured by faulty gamer merchandise
    • Objects falling from height causing head injuries – such as damaged signs, lighting etc.
    • Food poisoning after eating food prepared on site (for example, at a fast food outlet)
    • Injuries caused by being struck by a car in the convention centre car park

    If you’re injured in an accident at a video game convention, who is to blame?

    Who’s at fault?

    The convention organisers or even the venue owners could be held liable if you are injured whilst on their premises – it’s their duty to make sure everything runs smoothly and keep you safe.

    If you’re struck down by food poisoning, the individual outlet you purchased the food from could be held liable, whilst if you’re injured by faulty merchandise, again it could be the individual supplier who is at fault.

    We know this can seem a bit complicated, but that’s why we’re here. You can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 at any time for confidential, no-obligation advice and find out if you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim.

    Date Published: September 1, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

    Category: Event claims

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