Who is responsible for the Accident?
If you are claiming for an accident which occurred at a public event then it is very important to establish from the outset that party responsible for the accident.
Often there are a number of parties which could be involved from event organising companies, security companies and equipment hire companies.
It will be up to your Solicitor to carry out the relevant enquiries and to establish the party at fault for your injuries.
Many of the cases that we have seen in relation to clients who have been involved in an accident at a public event have arisen because of crowd control issues, poorly erected barriers and fencing, lack of adequate security to prevent injuries and lack of cleaning personnel to clear hazards and to maintain the grounds and pathways in a safe manner for the public.
What to do when you have an accident at a Public Event?
- Gather evidence in relation to the hazard which caused the accident as soon as possible. You should take photographs of the hazard or safety breach.
- It is also essential to take details of all witnesses to the accident in order to corroborate your story for the purpose of your case.
- The accident should be reported to the relevant personnel as soon as possible. For example if you have an accident at a concert or public event the accident should be reported to the event organisers and event officials present.
- It is important that you get the names of those whom you report the accident to and if possible details of the company for whom they are employed.
- Seek medical attention in relation to your injury as soon as possible after the accident.
How to start a Public Event Accident Personal Injury Claim?
The first step in every injury claim arising from a public event is to prepare the case for lodging with the Injuries Board. If you have been involved in an accident at a public event and wish to take a public event accident claim, Sinnott Solicitors will be in a position to assist you to take your claim and to help you achieve the maximum compensation available.