Fairgrounds are common family outings especially in the summer and when on holiday, but unfortunately our are often contacted by people who have suffered whilst at a fairground or fun park.
The owners of fairgrounds have a responsibility to ensure that the rides are maintained and that they are inspected regularly. They must also carry out risk assessments to ensure that the ride is safe for both members of the public and their employees to work on. If owners of fairgrounds have failed in this respect and you suffer a personal injury, you may be entitled .
Although from fairground rides are not frequent, they do still occur and if the owners are at fault for your accident it may be possible to make a compensation claim for the personal injuries sustained.
Common personal injuries which can happen are cuts and bruises which can be from slipping or falling when getting on and off the fairground rides. However, these do not usually result in a compensation claim.
More serious personal injuries which may result in a compensation claim include broken bones, head injuries and whiplash injuries. For example if a part of the machinery of the ride fails such as the safety barriers then personal injury such as broken bones could be sustained. If the ride breaks suddenly the passenger may suffer from head, back or whiplash injuries and they may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you would like to know if you have a valid claim for compensation following an accident at a fairground or funpark contact our specialist accident compensation solicitors on 0800 0287828 and we will advise you on your first steps to receiving the compensation you deserve on a