Many people love open cinema; however, if you attend one of these exciting events and suffer an injury while you are there, you may have a legal right to make an open cinema accident claim. Accident Advice Helpline, one of the UK’s leading personal injury law firms, is just a free phone call away any time of the day or night and will be able advise you in this matter and make certain that your rights are protected.
Open cinema accident claims
Some of the risks of attending open cinema are evident to visitors even before they arrive. These include such factors as the unusual locations, which in many cases are not designed for – and may not be ideal for – film screenings, and the fact that these events often take place outside.
Nonetheless, you have a right to expect that your well-being will be protected and that any risks to your safety will be minimised to an appropriate degree when you visit an open cinema, or indeed any organised event. If this is not the case and you are injured, then you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim and seek compensation.
The party or parties against whom you make such a claim will vary according to circumstances. For example, if you suffer an injury as the result of a trip or fall while on private property and this is due to the negligence of the property owner, you may be able to claim against them. This is true if the property is owned by a private individual or company, and even if the property is owned by a local authority.
However, if your accident was the fault of the open cinema organisers rather than the owner of the land on which the accident happened, then you may be able to claim against them. If the accident happened while you were working at an open cinema, you may have grounds for a claim against your employers.
Some of the accidents that may occur at events such as open cinema screenings include:
- Slips and trips due to spilled liquids or floor surfaces that are inadequately maintained.
- Injuries by objects, such as items that fall from a height or temporary fittings that are badly or incorrectly installed.
- Falls due to hazards including temporary fittings and seats.
- Injuries and accidents that occur as a result of poor lighting.
Do you have a claim?
In some cases an accidents will be just that – a simple accident that is nobody’s fault and that could not have been prevented; in a case like this there will most likely be no grounds on which to base a claim for personal injury. However, in cases where somebody has failed to carry out the duty of care that they owe to others at an open cinema, an open cinema accident claim may be warranted.
The most important first step when you are considering a personal injury claim is to get the best professional help and advice available. That means you need to contact a specialist personal injury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline who can manage most of the process for you (although you will almost certainly need to visit a medical specialist to establish proof of your injury, as well as its severity).
Finding out whether you have grounds for a claim is easy. Just call Accident Advice Helpline’s free 24/7 number, and let our experts guide you through the process.
Date Published: October 19, 2014
Author: David Brown