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Theme Park Accident Claims

Amusement parks are not always fun and games. We’ve all read the horror stories in recent news on visitors suffering accidents at popular amusement parks and fairs. If you’ve been injured and it wasn’t your fault at an amusement park or fairground you could claim for compensation.

You can find below the different health and safety hazards that you may encounter on trip to the amusement park or theme park.

Claiming compensation for an injury suffered at an amusement park or fairground?

Unfortunately, amusement parks and fairgrounds are not all fun and games and people can be seriously hurt. Whilst you’re inside an amusement park or a fairground the organisers and owners have a duty of care to uphold which means your safety and well being is in their hands. Sadly, health and safety isn’t always followed properly and accidents can happen and people can get hurt. If you’ve suffered an injury and it wasn’t your fault at an amusement park or fairground you could claim compensation.

Types of amusement park and fairground accidents

If health and safety checks are regularly done an amusement park or fairground can be a very dangerous place – below are some examples of recent cases we have dealt with:

Malfunctioning rides

There have been some high profile accidents lately in the media relating to high profile serious injuries sustained on malfunctioning rides. If maintenance isn’t consistent done on rides or if there is negligence in terms of operating the ride then serious accidents can happen. Have you been injured by a malfunctioning ride? If you have then you could claim compensation.

Slips and trips

Pavements and walking areas should be maintained in an amusement park or fairground just like any other public place. A defective pavement can lead to person slipping or tripping and being injured by the fall. This is also the same issues for clearing obstructions and snow and ice.

Poor signage and barriers

This is more true with the larger amusement parks which have areas on the grounds that should not be entered by the public, if the signage is poor or non existent or there are no barriers when they should then people could get hurt in these areas.

Food Poisoning

You can claim compensation if you receive food poisoning from a food vendor at a theme park, funfair or amusement park just like you would at a cafe or restaurant.

Falling objects

Amusement parks and fairs can have elevated grounds and high rides which increase the risk of falling objects causing accidents. Depending on the size and weight of the object some injuries can be severe.

Locations the accidents can happen

  • Amusement Park
  • Water Park
  • Funfair
  • Fairground
  • Amusement Arcades

How to make a claim

To make a claim the first and most important step is to pick up the phone and speak with one of our experienced personal injury solicitors. We will proceed to explain to you our no win no fee policy – this means that if we take the claim and it is not successful you won’t pay a penny.
We will establish the events that lead to the injury, the people or organisation liable and how much compensation you are likely to get. If you need interim payments to help with recover of a serious injury we may also be able to arrange this.

Why choose us

At Scott Rees & Co we have a specialist team of personal injury solicitors to help those who have been a victim of an accident that wasn’t their fault, get the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries.
Compensation can help you with a whole range of costs brought about by the circumstances of your accident whether it is for loss of earnings, household bills or rehabilitation costs for injuries that require regular medical care and attention.
If you would like more information about personal injury claims or want to find out if you are entitled to claim yourself then call us or fill in the claim form at the top of the page.

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