When was the last time you went to the theatre? Detective stories, musicals, dance extravaganzas – there are so many different types of shows to go and see that it can be hard to choose what to see first! Going to the theatre is usually a great afternoon or evening out with friends or family, and the last thing on your mind as you’re hunting for your seat and waiting for the curtain to rise is being involved in an accident. Whilst accidents at the theatre don’t happen all that often, there are injuries you could sustain at the theatre if management, staff or other theatre goers are negligent. And that could mean you’re able to make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
What sort of accidents could happen at the theatre?
The theatre hardly seems the most hazardous place for an evening out, but we have handled hundreds of claims for personal injury compensation since we were established in 2000. Here are just a few accidents we have handled claims for in the past:
- Injuries caused by people dropping objects off balconies onto theatre-goers below
- Falling from a balcony or downstairs
- Slips and trips on loose carpet or debris left in the aisle
- Slipping on a wet floor in the lobby, bar or theatre toilets
- Lacerations from broken glass in the theatre bar
- Food poisoning after dining in the theatre cafe
- Scalds after somebody spills a hot drink or food on you in the bar/cafe
- If your evening out at the theatre has been spoilt by an accident, get in touch with us as soon as possible to find out if you could make a claim for compensation.
How have you been injured?
Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accidents to occur at the theatre, and they can result in serious injuries. You could injure your back, neck or shoulder, sprain your ankle or even break your hip. Head injuries could occur if you hit your head on something as you fall, and you may need to go to hospital to be checked out or for treatment. Once you’re feeling better, give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could make a claim for compensation. Our advice line is free to call and you can get confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert team.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton