The modern civilization has accolades that spread across a variety of sectors with great breakthroughs like internet, technological advancements and disease management. The benefits of these inventions have been manifested in the improved living standards across many places and families find it easy to spare some money for fun activities. Amusement packs and fairground rides are some activities parents and couples enjoy taking their loved ones to. Unfortunately, these activities harbour certain risks that include accidents, injuries and sometimes psychological disturbance.
Got a question about your fairground accident?
- How to tell the symptoms
- How to get diagnosed
- Making a compensation claim for a fairground accident
- Solicitors and their information
- How much compensation can you claim?
The owners of such packs have a responsibility to maintain the area and infrastructure to ensure ultimate safety for anyone ridding in their fairground. Although accidents from such activities are uncommon, they certainly to happen and some can be very fatal if they involve hard knocks or falls. Fortunately, one can make fairground ride compensation claims if they sustain injuries due to negligence of the owners. There are many different injuries that can be sustained and some will only be realized after one gets off the ride. Fairground ride injuries also overlap to similar symptoms suffered in industries where one is exposed to sudden tilts and jolts like in construction.
The quick volatile movements that include sudden up and down shifts usually result in some form of drowsiness. This effect on the brain may delay reception of sustained injury signals like those of small knocks. These movements also result in the brain being knocked back and forth in the skull which can result in impairments that are not easy to tell within the short while one is at the amusement park. The effects may start to show up a few days later and include small changes in speech, movement, hearing and balance. Immediate symptoms however include blurring of vision, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, knee buckling and movement difficulties, altered speech patterns and hearing problems.
These can quickly recover but secondary effects will continue to show up from time to time depending on the intensity of suffering incurred. Defined injuries include falls and knocks that cause bones to break and brain damages that may lead to paralysation. These are mainly caused by accidents that happen if there is a failure or when sitting pods get detached from the central pole. It is best to seek immediate diagnosis and treatment whenever an accident occurs or if any symptom is identified.
Here is a list of the most popular attractions within the UK
- Alton Towers
- Thorpe Park
- Drayton Manor
- Blackpool Pleasure Beach
- London Dungeon
- Lightwater Valley
- Knowsley Safari Park
- Pleasurewood Hills
- Folly Farm
- Brighton Pier
- West Midlands Safari Park
- Pleasure Island
- Brean Leisure Park
- Fantasy Island
- Flamingo Land
- Greenwood Forest Park
- Gullivers World
- Harbour Park
Diagnosis is done depending on the level of symptom suffered. If the one injured is not able to communicate with the physician, it is upon those who accompanied him to the hospital to explain how the injury occurred. This is helpful in identifying the appropriate procedures needed to prevent further damages and restore stability. Accidents that involve vivid injuries such as broken bones and hard knocks are subject to scans and pain relieving medication before comprehensive treatment is taken. Psychological injuries and traumas that lead to impaired vision, movement and hearing may need tests to establish concentrations of hormones and chemicals that control nervous system activities. As soon as it is established that the injuries suffered are associated with fairground rides, compensation claims procedures should be initiated.
Fairground ride compensation claims should be initiated immediately one is diagnosed with symptoms and injuries. This can help offload the burden of medical bill particularly if the injuries sustained are fatal. Before beginning the process, it is important to ensure the accident or injury was as a result of owner’s negligence. Many people fail to receive compensation simply because they failed to prove their innocence in the cause of accident and that can lead to counter-suing by the amusement park. Park owners are known to attribute accidents to individual’s inappropriate behaviour while on the ride or failure to fasten seat belts among other factors. It is therefore necessary to establish surety that factors leading to the unfortunate accident were not caused or facilitated by your own behaviour or negligence. When this element is clear, compensation claims can be made. It is also advisable to seek solicitors who are experienced in handling such issues.
Solicitors are independent law firms or individuals who specialize in representing victims in claiming injury compensations. Fairground ride accidents amount to personal injuries and are liable for compensation if the cause it proved to be the owner’s negligence and failure to implement sufficient safety mechanisms. The solicitors are good at establishing whether there was sufficient maintenance of the facility and if safety measures were in place at the time the accident occurred. There are many experienced solicitors across UK particularly in Manchester and London where such claims have been successfully compensated.
You should be looking for a No-Win-No-Fee (NWNF) solicitor. This means that no prior fee will be charged before the claim has been accepted and compensated. Similarly if the claims do not go through, the solicitor will not charge any amount. However, they will retain a small percentage if the compensation claim is accepted. This is usually a small portion of the compensation and the larger bit is given to victims. Solicitors are very convenient since they handle legal aspects of the claim and negotiations with guilty parties. They also represent the victim in court proceedings. Their experience in this field makes them a suitable choice to approach when seeking compensations for personal injuries.
The amount of compensation one can receive depends on the level of injury suffered. This is only justifiable by evidence of diagnosis reports and transaction receipts that indicate losses incurred in treatment. Other factors include wages lost during the days one was unable to go to work in their normal routine and other secondary implications. Claims can be given to victims themselves or benefactors who were dependant on the victim. There are many successful fairground ride compensation claims. Compensation depends on whether injuries are minor (with no evidence of future implications), mid-level (where one will recover gradually to full fitness) or severe (permanent disability, death).
One can receive compensation ranging from £3,000 to £250,000 and even more within the aforementioned categories with severe cases receiving the highest. This depends on the ability of the solicitor to prove incurred damages which is as good as the ability of victims to provide sufficient evidence. Information about solicitors can be found from personal websites, referral websites, family lawyer referrals and previous victims who received compensation.
Call Tylers Solicitors today on 0800 699 0079 to make your claim for compensation if you have been involved in a fairground accident.