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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Street performer injury advice


    If you are a street performer and have been injured while practising acrobatics, singing, ventriloquism or other entertaining activity, you will be seeking the best street performer injury advice available to you. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with the compensation claims process if you have been injured in public and the accident was the fault of a third party. You must also have needed medical treatment for the injury. You can confirm your eligibility for compensation by calling our free 24-hour helpline or by visiting our website and completing a short test.

    Performance injuries

    The majority of street performance injuries are suffered in a public place so, if you have broken a bone or suffered lacerations while performing you could receive compensation if the area in which you were performing was not maintained correctly by the relevant authority. This could be because an unsafe platform you were standing on gave way or you tripped on a broken section of pavement.

    Sometimes street performers are called to work inside and in order for you to receive a monetary sum after an accident the building owner/occupier must have been at fault in some way. Common accidents include slips on wet surfaces and injuries caused by falling objects or unsafe structures.

    How a claim can help

    If you are struggling financially following an injury then you could be entitled to make an accident claim today. The compensation you receive could be hugely beneficial to your day-to-day life and could make up for any income lost if, for example, you were forced to take a leave of absence from work to recover. A no win no fee compensation claim can also cover private counselling sessions or pay for other costly medical bills and equipment required to aid your rehabilitation. It is your responsibility and right to seek damages for something that was not your fault.

    What should I do now?

    You will need to prove that the negligence of another person, organisation or authority resulted in the accident that left you with your injuries. In order to do this, you should act immediately, report the accident to staff or the owner, and make a note yourself about the details and witnesses present. Pictures often say more than words so we recommend taking photographs of what you think caused the accident. For example, several images of a defective pavement or structure would be really helpful. If you intend to claim for expenses such as medical bills and travelling expenses, any receipts will also assist your claim.

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    Our expert solicitors will use this evidence and their decades of legal experience to get the right result for you. If you would like more advice and want to start the compensation claims process today you can call us on 0800 180 1423 and speak to one of our advisors.

    Date Published: October 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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