Exhibition drills can be highly intricate, visually stunning displays of soldierly training and it is possible that you are considering filing an exhibition drill accident claim. Many exhibition drills involve music, ceremonial costumes and replica firearms or other striking equipment. They are typically highly popular events, with large audiences coming to see military tattoos or other drill events. Although most exhibition drills pass without any issue, sometimes its participants are at risk of an injury. If you were involved in an accident, you may be thinking of starting an exhibition drill accident claim. If you are keen to find out more about your entitlement to compensation, you can contact the personal injury experts at Accident Advice Helpline.
Participants in exhibition drills have often trained for a long time to get their performance just right. Drills are, of course, very detailed and require a lot of concentration and skill. The soldiers or other personnel have to move in just the right order, at just the right time, for the overall formation to look right. As most drills are performed to music, this helps overall timing, but the movements have to be learned, remembered and executed at exactly set times.
This exactitude mixed with a certain flamboyance is, of course, what attracts many spectators to exhibition drills. However, sometimes things can go wrong, leading to a breakdown of the formation. Such stops have likely happened a lot of times during training, and may happen during the live performance, without any serious risk of injury.
Where things can go more seriously wrong is when there is a certain force in collisions between the drill participants or if the equipment used strikes someone directly. If this happened to you, you could be in line for accident compensation.
Your exhibition drill accident
Your exhibition drill accident may have led to broken bones, serious wounding or a psychological trauma. You may have been witness to a serious accident injuring or even killing those around you, which can lead to a mental injury.
Your accident may have led to unexpected medical costs or expenses related to travelling to and from a hospital on a regular basis. Making a successful exhibition drill accident claim can give you the resources you need to meet your new expenses and continue living in the same way as you did before the accident. You owe it to yourself to check your eligibility to claim.
How to start an accident claim
You can start your accident claim by checking your eligibility online with our free 30-second claim calculator. The calculator will ask you a few questions about your exhibition drill accident and then calculate the potential value of your claim. It is important to note that this self-service application can only give you an estimate; if you are unsure or think you should be able to claim despite what the calculator states, you can also call us on our free 24-hour helpline. Call 0800 689 0500 to speak with one of our expert, friendly call advisors.
If we think you should be able to claim compensation, you will be paired with a highly skilled, no win no fee personal injury lawyer.
Date Published: November 24, 2014
Author: David Brown