Music festivals these days cost an absolute fortune to get in to. Gone are the days of free festivals where the values of peace and love were espoused over and above profit. If you want to go to one of the major music festivals, you’re probably looking at spending at least the typical national weekly wage once you’ve taken tickets, travel and refreshments into consideration. You might not be able to climb over music festival perimeter walls now, but if you’d like to get into a one without having to pay the ticket price, you might be able to get a job at the event of your choice.
Many music festivals offer free entry to people who either are willing to help out with the clear-up operation after the event, or serve food and drinks while it’s taking place. However, if you choose to do the latter, it will be important to realise that any type of outside catering can be dangerous if health and safety procedures are not properly adhered to. In fact, if anything goes wrong while you’re working in such an environment, you could be injured in an accident that was not your fault and you might be able to take South Oxfordshire law firm action over it.
Outside catering jobs and South Oxfordshire law firm action
Imagine that you had taken a job at a music festival in exchange for free entry to the event. All you have to do is put in three hours a day on a food stall and the rest of the weekend is yours, saving you the entrance fee and bagging you free food into the deal. It never occurs to you that you might end up getting being injured in an accident that was not your fault and being put in a position where you might be able to take some form of South Oxfordshire law firm action.
Your supervisor asks you to go round the back of the serving area and change a gas canister. You say that you have not been trained how to do so, but are told that it is a very simple process. You go and do your best, but make a mistake. While you’re trying to connect the canister, a great deal of gas is escaping. Suddenly, it catches a naked flame, and you go up in a fireball. Things are not as dramatic as they sound, but you do suffer nasty burns that require hospital treatment and an operation.
Under these circumstances, you might be able to take action with the help of a South Oxfordshire law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. Call today on one of the numbers above.
Date Published: 20th July 2014
Author: David Brown