Do you need to make West Dorset personal injury claims after being hurt at a gig?
With hundreds of gigs, concerts and music events taking place in the United Kingdom every year, it’s unsurprising that thousands of us regularly attend these types of events. Whilst some well-known music acts play larger venues, such as arenas and stadiums, there are also singers, bands and artists who perform in smaller, more intimate venues, such as music halls, bars and theatres.
Wherever the event is held, the venue staff and owners must make sure that it’s safe for both staff and attendees and that the venue meets all the relevant health and safety regulations. Every venue must have a specific maximum capacity which they cannot exceed. Normally, this capacity level depends on the size of the venue and the number of fire exits, as well as how easy it is for people to exit the venue. If, for example, the venue is spread across multiple floors, it may take longer for people to exit the building in an emergency so the maximum capacity may be lowered.
If the venue staff sell too many tickets or allow more people into the venue than is allowed, it is a serious legal offence and they could face hefty fines. However, if an emergency were to occur and people were unable to exit the venue because the maximum capacity has been exceeded, far worse could happen.
If an emergency does occur and there are too many people in the building, they may start to panic. When this happens, people can get hurt. If there is a rush for the exit or if people start to try and push their way to the front of the queue, it’s easy for people to get pushed to floor or knocked over.
If you’ve been hurt in this type of incident, you may want to make West Dorset personal injury claims against the venue owners or event organisers. Providing you can show that you weren’t at fault, it’s likely that you will be able to make West Dorset personal injury claims and obtain compensation for the harm that you suffered.
In addition to obtaining compensation for yourself, making successful West Dorset personal injury claims could highlight the breach of health and safety regulations. This means that you could help to ensure that such an error doesn’t happen again and you may even be able to stop someone else from getting hurt in the same way.
If you’d like to know more about making West Dorset personal injury claims and obtaining compensation, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today? We’re available around the clock so you can contact us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile at any time and we’ll always be glad to help.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now to get your West Dorset personal injury claims started as soon as possible!
Date Published: 22nd September 2014