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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 being injured in a TV audience


    Did you know you could get tickets to see a television programme being made? Very often you will get tickets for free since the producers want to get a good range of people in to watch their show being filmed. This will more likely be the case for comedies – such as sitcoms or stand-up shows for example, where an audience reaction is wanted – and for entertainment or variety shows.

    You would expect to have a great time when viewing something like this, and you would be right in assuming you’d enjoy the experience. You wouldn’t want to be injured in a TV audience and the odds are you wouldn’t be hurt at all. However there might be the chance that something would happen that might hurt you in some way.

    What could possibly go wrong?

    Injuries experienced while in a television audience are rare. It is the duty of those in charge of the programme and the studio to ensure people can come in and watch it being filmed without being in any jeopardy as a result. Being injured in a TV audience is worrying when it happens, particularly since more than one person could be hurt.

    For example the studio seating may collapse if it is not properly bolted into place. Lighting could fall from above onto the audience, or some other part of the studio décor could fall onto them.

    Of course things like this rarely happen. The health and safety laws are very stringent and when they are followed there should be little chance of anything going wrong. However you never know what might happen and someone might be injured in a TV audience if things do not go according to plan.

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    Getting the right advice

    If this situation is one that you have been in and you know you might have a chance to get compensation for your injuries, it is best to make sure you can have access to proper legal advice from experts in this field.

    In this case, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. You can find out whether you have enough evidence to push ahead with a compensation claim via our no win, no fee* claims procedure.

    We are here to assist you and to discuss your situation so you will be fully aware of where you stand in case you can claim.

    Date Published: August 9, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Event claims

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