Think of the theatre and you are almost certain to imagine the West End of London – somewhere filled with historic theatres that have put on all kinds of productions over the years. However, you will also have theatres much closer to you – places where travelling productions often appear, and many different stars will tread the boards.
You would expect a theatre production to go off without a hitch, and thankfully this is usually the case. When something goes wrong, the experienced crew and cast will usually be able to cope with it and carry on regardless. However, there is the outside chance something more serious might happen, and one or more people in the audience could end up injured.
How could you be injured in a theatre?
Serious accidents are extremely rare, but in old theatres – and indeed new ones – there could potentially be a chance of accidents occurring if there is a problem with the structure of the building, or if a lighting rig falls from the ceiling. These are rare indeed, but you can see how a serious injury could potentially occur in such a situation.
Most of the accidents that occur in theatres are of the minor kind. However, that does not mean being injured in a theatre won’t be painful for you. Imagine tripping or slipping over because of a hazard on the floor, for example – a slippery step that hasn’t been cleaned, or a carpet that is worn and torn in places.
Call us today for some expert advice
When you are injured while attending a theatre, it is worthwhile seeking medical advice for any injuries you suffer as a result. You should also report the incident while you are there, and ensure it is recorded in the accident book. This could help support any claim you later decide to make.
Accident Advice Helpline could help you with the latter. If you call the free enquiry line we’ve set up on 0800 689 0500, you can make sure you are able to get expert advice about your situation. We may be able to pair you up with an experienced lawyer who has already handled similar cases. If that’s the case, your compensation claim could be underway sooner than you might think. Call now to find out exactly where you stand and whether it is likely you could make a claim.
Date Published: March 6, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead