Amusement Park Injury Compensation
Amusement parks are dangerous places, particularly if the owner is lax on ride maintenance or health and safety. If a ride collapses, or a visitor suffers any kind of injury after falling from an amusement, the damage can be severe. An amusement park injury can be extremely serious and result in long-term disabilities and health conditions. Amusement park injuries can happen to anyone and everyone, including children and adults. Whether you’ve suffered a long-term condition, or your child has been injured, get in touch with our team today.
Unlike other public areas, the injuries which take place in amusement areas are often extremely serious. In many cases, they can even cause the deaths of the people involved. These can incidents can be caused by a whole range of things, but the most common tends to be negligence on the part of the owner or operator.
Amusement Park Injury Compensation in the UK
If you, or your child, has suffered any kind of amusement park injury, get in touch with our team today. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can specialise in all kinds of personal injury claims. We can work with you to get the compensation you are entitled to. The money you could receive is essential when it comes to moving on from the incident or adapting your life to meet your physical needs.
So long as the injury you or your child sustained wasn’t your fault, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. If you or your child went on a ride that you weren’t suited for – i.e. being too tall or too short – then you could still claim for compensation. The fact that you weren’t prevented from boarding the ride could mean that the owner or operator showed negligence towards your safety. Every single personal injury case is different. As such, you need to get in touch with our experienced team today. We can help you to understand if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation, in addition to delivering a comprehensive legal service.
What is An Amusement Park Injury?
An amusement park injury can be a serious or minor injury sustained within an amusement park. In many cases, this will involve use or misuse of the rides and amusements. It is also possible for the injury to be something as simple as a trip, slip or fall. These injuries can also be caused by poorly maintained, badly-installed or otherwise damaged equipment. As the circumstances can be so diversely different, so too can the injury you, or your child, might suffer. These incidents can result in anything from broken bones to permanent paraplegia.
Whatever kind of injury you might have suffered, either minor or serious, you could still be entitled to compensation. Over the years, the Tylers Solicitors team has worked to help all kinds of families get the compensation they need. Any injuries that you or your child suffers – even if they are only short-term – can still cause a great deal of pain and suffering. These incidents can have an impact on the rest of their life. Our professional team of no-win, no-fee legal experts will do everything we can to get you the compensation you need to move on with your life.
If the very worst happens, and this amusement park incident results in a fatality, then you could make a wrongful death claim against the operator or owner of the amusement park. To understand how much compensation you could be entitled to, get in touch with our experienced team today. The Tylers Solicitors’ no-win, no-fee legal experts are here to help you.
Common Questions About Amusement Park Injury in the UK:
How Much Compensation Could I Get for An Amusement Park Injury in the UK?
When you make a claim for compensation following any kind of injury at an amusement park, the money you receive will depend on a range of factors. The severity of the injuries you or your child have suffered are the major concern. The level of pain and suffering that you have been forced to undergo will also be taken into consideration.
The presence of any long-term health conditions or disabilities will also increase the amount of compensation that you can receive. In addition to long-term physical effects, it is also possible for these instances to cause serious psychological concerns. If you’ve been left unable to work, or even just required to take time off work, then you could also claim for lost wages.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to make no-win, no-fee compensation claims against the party responsible. The compensation that you receive could be essential in helping you and your family to move on with your lives. If you’ve been left with long-term conditions, the compensation you’re entitled to could be essential in adapting your home or transport to meet your new physical needs.
Compensation Amounts for Amusement Park Injuries in the UK:
|Type of Amusement Park Injury||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Pain and Suffering||The complete level of pain and suffering that you/your child has been forced to undergo. This can cover anything from a short-term irritant to a long-term, serious health concern.||£1,000 to £200,000|
|Wrongful Death (Either Conscious or Unconscious)||If an incident at an amusement park leads to death, then you will be able to make a claim for wrongful death. This can be essential to helping you and your family recover from the incident. Wrongful death compensation can be particularly useful if the deceased was the primary earner in your home.||£12,800 to £300,000 Plus|
|Minor to Severe Head Injuries / Brain Damage||These injuries can involve either short-term or permanent brain damage. It can cause them to be unable to work, attend social events or care for themselves. It is also possible for these injuries to be short-term, and for the injured party to make a full recovery.||£11,650 to £307,000.|
|Minor to Serious Shoulder Injuries||These injuries are focused on one or both shoulders. They can involve anything from short-term soft tissue damage with considerable pain to long-term chronic pain. These can also include inability to fully rotate the shoulder, long-term pain and even complete immobility.||£6,000 to £36,500.|
|Minor to Serious Back Injuries||These injuries can include less serious conditions, such as sprains and soft tissue injuries. It is also possible them to include serious damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots or endings.||£9,500 to £122,350.|
|Amputation of One or Both Legs||If the injuries are so severe that the lower limbs require amputation (or if they were removed during the incident) you will be entitled to compensation. The amount you receive will depend on the location of the amputation and any other damage you sustained.||£74,475 to £214,350.|
|Paraplegia||Paraplegia is the loss of leg usage and can normally be caused by spinal cord or nerve injuries. The compensation you could receive will depend on the presence or extent of chronic pain, the degree of independence, age, life expectancy and associated mental disorders (including depression).||£166,500 to £216,000.|
Every personal injury case is unique. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the exact circumstances of the incident, the severity of your injuries and more. While the above table serves as a guide, it is better to talk to one of our professionals directly. For more information, don’t hesitate to call our experienced team today.
What Causes Amusement Park Injuries?
Amusement park injuries can be caused by all kinds of incidents. Some of the most common causes can include:
- Faulty or Poorly Maintained Amusements.
- Lax Health and Safety.
- Ignoring Height Restrictions.
- Slips, Trips and Falls Due to Uneven and Unmarked Surfaces.
What are the Most Dangerous Rides in Amusement Parks?
As you might expect, roller coasters are the cause of most injuries and fatalities in amusement parks across the world. Any ride which used water, such as log flumes, can also be deadly. If any ride is poorly-maintained, it can be dangerous.
What are the Most Common Injuries in Amusement Parks?
Some of the most common injuries to occur in amusement parks in the UK include:
- Broken Bones, including Arms, Legs and Shoulders.
- Head and Brain Injuries.
- Soft Tissue and Nerve Damage.
Can an Amusement Park Injury Be the Cause of a Wrongful Death?
If any kind of injury you or your child has sustained at an amusement park leads to a wrongful death, then you will be able to claim for compensation. These injuries can be extremely serious, and deaths are all too common.
Who is to Blame for My Amusement Park Injury?
It is rare that you will be responsible for an amusement park injury. Most injuries are due to poor maintenance or lax health and safety. Even if you went on a ride you weren’t suitable for, the operator will be eligible.
How Many Amusement Park Injuries Happen Every Year?
Here in the UK, almost 500 people are injured at amusement parks every year. This is due to poor equipment maintenance or lax health and safety/security measures. Slips, trips and falls will also contribute to minor injuries.
Am I Eligible to Make Amusement Park Injury Claims in the UK?
If you or your child has suffered any kind of injury that wasn’t your fault, then you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the compensation you are entitled to.
Whatever kinds of injuries you have suffered, from minor to serious injuries, get in touch with our team today. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts are here to help you get the compensation you need to move on with your life.
Further Reading on Amusement Park Injury Claims in the UK:
- NHS Choices: What to Do if Your Child Has an Accident?
- Health and Safety Executive: Fairgrounds and Amusement Parks: Guidance on Safe Practice
- IAAPA: Amusement Ride Safety
Get in Touch with Tylers Solicitors for Amusement Park Injury Claims in the UK
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to get the compensation that you need to move on with your life. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts are here to help you move on with your life. We are proud to be able to deliver a complete selection of personal injury services to our clients. We can help you to understand if you have a viable claim against the park or operator responsible for your injuries.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to call our experienced team today. We will help you to get the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. You can call our team of solicitors directly on 0800 699 079. You can also send any questions or concerns you might have through our online contact form. Just leave us your contact information and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.