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Theme park injury claims or amusement park injuries claims can arise when a member of the public has been visiting or a member of staff has been injured while working there. If you have been injured while at work or while you have been enjoying a day out then you could be able to make a successful personal injury claim. Like all compensation claims, third party blame will need to be established in order for your claim to be valid and your accident will also need to have happened within the last three years.
Fixed sites like Alton Towers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Chessington Park are the types of theme parks that are subjected to strict health and safety regulations. Despite these rules, major and minor accidents can and do happen in these large and varied types of venue. Travelling fairs also have an additional risk factor attached to them as they are erected and dismantled on a frequent basis, which can cause a range of different risks to both workers and the public.
If you work on an amusement park then your employer should have made sure that you have had any necessary health and safety training; risk assessments to do with procedures and equipment should have been carried out and if required, any personal protective clothing and equipment should also have been provided. If there has been a failure on its behalf to perform any of these duties then your employer could be in breach of health and safety law and responsible for your accident.
All employers, including those who own and run theme parks, are governed by the Health And Safety At Work Act and they must do everything possible to protect employees as well as the public. Failure to do so can often cause very serious injuries.
There are many different ways in which you can experience an accident at a theme park; mechanical failures of a ride you are on; electrical failures when a ride comes to a sudden halt; slipping on a pavement or driving over a pothole in the car park are just a few examples of accidents that can cause injuries. Below are some of the most common kinds of injury which can arise following one of these accidents:
If your theme park accident has left you in a position where you cannot continue with your job or earn money then you could be able to claim for a loss of earnings, which may also include any future earnings you are likely to suffer because of your injury. If you have had to pay for any expenses in relation to your illness then you could also claim this money back too. Medical expenses such as physiotherapy and even travelling to and from medical appointments can also be claimed for. It is, therefore, advisable for you to keep hold of any receipts for payments made in relation to your injuries.
If you have experienced an accident at a fun fair or theme park then please get in touch with our no win no fee solicitors at Jefferies. We are expert no win no fee solicitors who can help you with any kind of theme park claim. Please get in touch with us today to find out how to begin the personal injury claims process. Call us on 0800 342 3206 or complete one of our online claim forms.