Whether or not you can make a juggling accident claim will depend on the circumstances surrounding the incident. Juggling accidents occur not only to jugglers; any members of the audience called up on stage, or into the ring during the act, can also be at risk.
Juggling accidents are usually caused by the item being juggled falling on to the head, face, the upper body or the toes. Depending on the weight of the object, this can result in cuts and bruises, or in more serious cases damage to the head, nose or teeth, fractures and broken toes, and concussion.
If you have been injured by a juggling accident, you may want to make a claim. In such cases it is best to seek expert legal advice from a specialist such as Accident Advice Helpline. We have our own team of experienced solicitors with the expertise to decide if you have grounds for a juggling accident claim.
Will I be able to make a claim?
In order to make a claim, either as a juggler, or audience member, you must not have been responsible for the accident through your own negligence or reckless actions. The liable party will also need to be identified.
By contacting us at Accident Advice Helpline, we will be able to determine if you are able to make a claim for compensation and who it will made against. We will be able to do this based on your own recollections and those of any witnesses. If the injury occurred at a public event, the venue has an obligation to keep an accident book. The written record of the accident can also be used as proof in your claim.
We will also need to know the extent of your injuries if you are to make a claim. You will require a doctor’s report as proof of your injuries. If you have not already seen your doctor, we will ask you to make an appointment. If you make a claim and it is successful, the doctor’s report is often used to help decide the amount of compensation awarded.
As well as the pain and suffering caused by your accident, there could also be serious financial implications. You may not be able to perform or work while recovering, which will lead to a loss of earnings. Prescription costs, travel for treatment, private therapies, and, if needed, personal care, could add to your financial burden. These costs can be recouped as part of a successful claim. You should keep a record of lost earnings and receipts for any additional costs.
What costs will you face when making a claim?
Many people fear the legal costs associated with making a claim following an accident. Accident Advice Helpline lawyers work on a no win no fee basis which means that you will not have to pay anything upfront in order to have your claim filed.
If you are considering making a juggling accident claim, then give us a call on our 24-hour free helpline at 0800 689 0500. Our trained advisors are eager to assist you.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown