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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

    What to do if you’re injured at a public event

    What to do if you’re injured at a public event

    Public events take place all the time, all over the country. Some are free to enter, while others require you to pay an entrance fee. They take place on all kinds of occasions too. You might go to a fireworks event in November, a Christmas shopping event in December, an Easter parade in the spring, and perhaps even a summer celebration of some kind when the weather is at its best (hopefully).

    Regardless of the type of event you attend, it is reasonable to assume safety will be a priority. Indeed, the organisers of such events must ensure no one is in any danger of being injured because of negligence of any kind. This is done via a proper risk assessment, which must be done in detail and ahead of the event. Anything highlighted as a potential risk can then be sorted out prior to the event.

    Have you been injured at a public event?

    This can happen in a variety of ways, although such instances are thankfully very uncommon. However, if you are injured, you could sustain a minor injury or incur something more serious. A good example of a minor injury might be a sprained ankle, if you tripped over a rope holding a tent up, for instance, and that rope was not clearly marked.

    A more serious accident could occur if you were injured at a public event because of overcrowding. This is more dangerous because if a proper risk assessment has not been done, too many people could end up being herded into too small a space.

    Whatever has happened to you, speak to someone here today

    Making a compensation claim could be the last thing you are thinking about at the moment. However, once you are recovering from your injuries, you may like to find out some more information regarding your injuries and whether you could claim anything for them. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of expert advisors waiting to see if they can help.

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    Call now on 0800 689 0500 to gain access to our 24/7 free enquiry line. Alternatively, you also have the option to try the online test we have created, which should take only 30 seconds to complete. You’ll then have answers to whether or not you can make a no win, no fee* claim as a consequence of your accident.

    Date Published: March 6, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Event claims

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