Theatre accidents can happen to both visitors of the theatre and staff or performers. Theatres should be places of entertainment and somewhere that people can go to enjoy a play or performance. When accidents happen not only can it ruin the performance but it can end up with someone suffering some serious injuries.
Accidents in a theatre
It is important that health and safety is followed in theatres; they can be very busy places when an anticipated performance is taking place or an event has attracted many theatregoers. The health and safety of the audience needs to be considered, with checks being made to facilities and the building to ensure it is in a fit state. With continued use, objects like chairs as well as floors and stairs or lifts can become damaged and if left to deteriorate they can become dangerous. A protruding hand rail or a loose floorboard can easily cause theatre accidents for both visitors and staff.
Anyone who is injured by these hazards could claim compensation if the theatre has not been properly maintained. If you have been injured in a theatre you can call Accident Advice Helpline. We have 15 years’ experience in the industry and will be happy to talk through your case and help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Behind the scenes
With all the props, costumes, special effects and staff that go into making a theatre production it can be dangerous if not organised properly. Accidents have been reported of people falling through trap doors above the stage and gaining serious spinal injuries that have left them with mobility problems. Proper health and safety behind the scenes is vital to prevent serious theatre accidents such as these. If necessary some areas may need to be restricted for trained staff only, or there may need to be safety latches or clear signage to prevent accidents.
If you have been injured in a theatre and it can be shown to have not been your fault you may be entitled to compensation. We pride ourselves on our great customer service and want to help you to get the compensation you are entitled to. Our no win, no fee policy makes it easy to make a claim and there are no fees to pay if your claim is not successful. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your case and get free, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas