The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, located in the East End, has many arts and leisure venues to reflect and cater to its diverse, multi-cultural community. For those looking to learn about a particular skill there are a wealth of organisations providing workshops and lessons ranging from felt-making to film-making.
Multi-purpose centres exist locally which combine creative pursuits such as dance, drama, music and theatre and enable audiences to view a range of entertainment all under one roof. Older residents are well-catered for with events and activities specifically aimed to encourage over 50’s to participate in community arts programmes including drama, painting and literature.
Taking part in local initiatives can be a wonderful way to meet people and learn new skills but if you are injured and it wasn’t your fault, you may wish to speak to Tower Hamlet no win no fee lawyers regarding compensation.
How can I contact Tower Hamlets no win no fee lawyers regarding my complaint?
Accident Advice Helpline can provide guidance regarding all aspects of the claims process. For professional help and a no obligation quote, call the friendly and approachable customer service team for free on 0800 689 0500.
What kind of injuries can Tower Hamlet no win no fee lawyers speak to me about claiming compensation for?
Venues used for training, workshops or lessons should always be properly checked to ensure risks to the public are minimised. Stairs, fire exits and doorways should be free from obstruction and uneven or slippery surfaces signposted. Fire detecting and fighting equipment such as smoke alarms and fire extinguishers should be available and training provided in their use. The kind of accidents and injuries Tower Hamlet no win no fee lawyers can end up representing people for include the following:
- Slips, trips and falls – A failure to highlight potential hazards can result in severe injury. Tripping over hidden objects or carpets on the way to or from a workshop can lead to twisted or dislocated joints which cause pain, swelling and loss of motion in the affected area. Slips can occur during lessons if the floor is wet or polished, leading to sprains, strains and fractures. Steep or dimly lit staircases can cause falls, resulting in head or back injuries.
- Lacerations, burns, reactions – Proper training and supervision should always be given when running workshops. Creative activities can sometimes involve the use of sharp cutting implements such as knives or saws and cause lacerations if defective. Lessons involving the use of welding equipment or hot glue guns can result in burns if used incorrectly. Protective goggles and gloves should be provided if solvents, paints or chemicals are used and areas should be properly ventilated to prevent breathing difficulties.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: Emma Matthews