Art galleries are usually regarded as quiet and sobering places to be. You have an opportunity to see a wide range of artwork, perhaps classics from centuries ago or modern work from exciting new artists.
Either way, you would expect that working in an art gallery would be a rewarding experience too. You would be right in the majority of cases, particularly if you have a liking for art of all kinds. However, it should also be a safe place to work, and thankfully this is the case too in the vast majority of situations.
How often do accidents occur that result in injured art gallery staff?
These accidents are rarities but that doesn’t mean they never occur. People working in art galleries could take on all manner of jobs, and any one of them might be involved in an accident at some point. Thankfully these instances are very uncommon, purely because there are numerous health and safety laws that apply to this workplace just as much as to any other.
Slips, trips and falls are among the more common things to happen in any workplace, including art galleries. Large expanses of polished floor can potentially be slippery, especially if it is raining outside and the floors become wet. It would be all too easy for someone to slip over as they walk through the galleries. A more unusual accident would involve someone being hit by artwork if it were to fall off one of the walls. All art should be properly hung up using the correct fixings, all the while bearing in mind the often-heavy weight of the piece.
Are you among the injured art gallery staff members?
It could be that you have been injured while working at an art gallery at some point during the last three years. If this is so, you should find out whether there is any chance you could make a no win, no fee claim. This means you would pay nothing if your claim was unsuccessful.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with the no-obligation advice you are searching for. Make sure you have the opportunity to get that advice today by calling 0800 689 0500 to learn more. We can provide you with all the information you may need if you have it in mind to try and claim compensation for whatever accident you suffered.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead