Working at a trade show is definitely an exciting experience and one that’s going to keep you busy – with so many people visiting, there is plenty to do. Whether you’re working as a member of staff at the venue or are more directly involved in setting up and running a stall or stand, it’s your job to make sure that everything runs smoothly.
Injured trade show staff could find themselves needing time off work to recover from their injury or illness, and if you have been involved in an accident whilst working at a trade show, it’s time to think about making a personal injury claim.
Provided you can prove that somebody else is at fault for your accident (and Accident Advice Helpline are on hand to help you), you could claim compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses.
The dangers of trade shows
Okay, so trade shows are hardly the most dangerous places in the world. But like any working environment they hold hazards which could cause an accident if care is not taken. Injured trade show staff could find themselves sustaining injuries like these:
- Sprains, strains or broken bones after a slip on a food or drink spillage
- Head injuries or broken bones from a trip, for example on damaged flooring
- Injured by display stand equipment such as a broken table/chair or damaged signage
- Food poisoning after dining at a food outlet on-site
- Ankle or wrist injuries after falling from height – for example off a stage or whilst erecting signs or banners
- Injured by a member of the public – crowds of people pushing and shoving to enter the venue etc.
Your employer is responsible for your safety at work, and as such they should take steps to make sure you’re safe whilst carrying out your duties.
If you’ve been injured and feel they could have done more to protect you, then we can help you claim the compensation you deserve, and we offer a 100% no win, no fee service.
Will I lose my job?
Remember that when you claim personal injury compensation, you’re not claiming directly against your employer. They will have liability insurance in place that will pay out in the event of a claim by an employee, so there’s no reason why you can’t continue working for them as trade show staff after your accident.
For answers to any other questions you have about making a personal injury claim, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to a member of our experienced team.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton