Being part of a large instrumental ensemble can be an inspiring and fulfilling activity but there are occasions when accidents occur. If you have been injured while part of an orchestra then Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with orchestra accident advice. If the accident was the fault of a third party then you may be eligible for compensation. This sum of money can cover expenses and losses associated with your injury and enable you to recover without financial worries. Call our free 24-hour helpline to see whether you can make a no win, no fee claim today.
Third party negligence
Musicians work diligently to perfect their craft and are this often takes its toll on the body while performing. The majority of physical injuries sustained by musicians are due to repetitive strain injury. Back, neck and shoulder injuries are common because orchestra members are playing their instruments on a daily basis for several hours. The injuries can be due in part to poor posture but there are instances where a third party is to blame. If the seating arrangement or equipment you used has contributed to an injury then you are within your rights to make a claim. For example, an organisation may have provided equipment that was uncomfortable to use or you may have fallen from a structure that was not erected properly. If you believe that a third party’s negligence resulted in you sustaining injuries then you should make a compensation claim.
You will need evidence to prove that the third party was to blame for your injuries. We recommend that you take pictures of any defective equipment, or seating that may have contributed to your injuries while noting down all of the important details about the accident. These details should include accounts from witnesses with addresses and contact numbers, the time and date of the accident and anything else that will help our expert solicitors to secure a compensation package.
Making a claim with Accident Advice Helpline will help to share the burden of compensation with another organisation or third party. If the accident could have been prevented then you should not have to pay for medical bills or suffer in any way. A compensation claim will also reduce the chances of a fellow musician suffering the same injury as health and safety procedures are likely to be put in place to prevent a similar accident from happening again. A claim will help all the parties involved.
Starting a claim
To start a claim for your personal injury, get in touch with one our friendly advisors on 0800 180 1423. They will ask for details about the accident, confirm your eligibility and provide you with an estimate for your claim. The amount you receive will be dependent on a variety of circumstances. If you would like to know an estimate immediately then you can use our own online compensation calculator. You will only have to answer four, short questions about the case. You can also text claim365 to 88010 for further advice.
Date Published: November 4, 2014
Author: David Brown