A day out to the cinema is an activity that just about everyone can enjoy. Families can take a trip to watch the latest animated film and friends can sit back and take in the latest action thriller. Cinemas are now very diverse entertainment venues, with many serving alcohol as well as the traditional popcorn and hot dog treats. However, they can become very busy, very quickly when there is a movie premiere or previews of upcoming releases therefore, it is best to keep an eye out for any hazards that staff may not have noticed.
Where am I likely to be injured at the cinema?
Injuries can happen anywhere in the cinema including:
- On the elevator or escalator
- At popcorn stands
- In the bathrooms
- At the bar
- In the main hallways
- In the screening rooms
Staff have a responsibility to clean up after each film is shown therefore, there should not be any obstructions in your path when you arrive. As many customers will be entering the cinema hall in darkness, there is an increased risk of tripping or falling. Should there be any waste or spilled food in your path and it does cause an injury to yourself or a friend, you may be able to hold the cinema liable. Staff should also take care to show you to your seat and to shine a light where you are walking to ensure no accidents do happen. In addition, walkways should be cleared of obstructions to prevent an accident or injury. If you should have an accident and feel it is not your fault, you can hold the cinema liable.
What can I do if I have an accident at the cinema?
The first thing to do is decide whether the accident, injury or illness was your fault or the fault of the cinema. If you feel that the cinema was negligent or careless in any way with regards to your safety, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help take you through this process. Just take our 30-second online test by entering your name, email and some small details about the incident and we will get back to you. We operate on a no win, no fee* basis therefore, you do not have to worry about paying any money upfront and we do not take any cash from you unless we win your case.
Date Published: April 25, 2014
Author: David Brown