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Fairground Accidents

If you or your child have been injured in a fairground accident, you may be able to claim compensation.

Although fun, fairgrounds aren't always safe; accidents happen frequently, and their effects can be devastating.

The owners of the fairgrounds have a legal responsibility to protect their visitors from harm. They must adhere to strict health and safety guidelines and ensure their equipment is carefully erected and properly maintained. If a fairground accident occurs and the owner is found to have not followed health and safety protocols properly, he or she will be liable for the accident.

Our friendly and approachable solicitors are experts in the field of personal injury claims, having helped thousands of clients secure the compensation they deserve. Contact us today to discuss your case.

A fairground accident can be defined as any accident that occurs at a fairground. Common fairground accidents include:

  • Being injured on bumper cars
  • Falling from rides, such as ferris wheels
  • Being hit by falling items/debris (such as part of a carriage or track)
  • Rides not being put together properly
  • Unsafe tracks
  • Fires
  • Being crushed between a carriage and trackway
  • Food poisoning (caused by poorly prepared food being sold on the fairground

Fairground accidents can be very serious, and the injuries caused to victims can be severe. Some of these injuries include head injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones, internal bleeding and lost limbs are all physical injuries that have been reported by victims of fairground accidents. As well as physical injuries, victims may be left with anxiety disorders such as PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Whatever your injuries, our team are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our compassionate team understand that mental illnesses are just as real as physical illnesses, and will work tirelessly to ensure you are compensated fairly for your suffering.

How common are Fairground Accidents?

Statistics show that fairground accidents are becoming more common. In 2015, more than 450 people claimed compensation for injuries sustained at fairgrounds.

Can I claim compensation?

If you have been injured in a fairground accident that was caused by another person's negligence, it's very likely that you will be able to make a successful claim for compensation. Our solicitors are experienced in handling personal injury claims and will do their utmost to secure the compensation you deserve. As the victim of a fairground accident, you will be able to claim compensation for the physical injuries you have sustained, the mental trauma you have endured, and any financial losses you have incurred because of the accidents (such as lost earnings and medical expenses).

My child has been injured in a Fairground Accident - What can I do?

If your child has been injured in a fairground accident, you can make a claim on their behalf. Children aren't allowed to bring claims to court until they turn 18, but parents can act as their children's litigation friends and take on responsibility for the claim themselves. As your child's litigation friend, you will be responsible for making any decisions that need to be made in relation to your child's case. The sooner a case is brought to the court's attention, the better the outcome usually is. If you bring the case to court on your child's behalf, the details of the child's accident will be clear in your mind and it will be easier to collect vital witness statements and gather valuable evidence.

Fatal Fairground Accidents

Tragically, some fairground accidents are fatal. If someone you love has died in a fairground accident, you may be able to claim on their behalf. If you are closely related to someone who has died in a fairground accident, or if you were financially dependent of the deceased then you may be eligible to claim compensation. The courts will likely give you a bereavement award, as well as additional compensation to help cover funeral expenses and lost earnings (actual and future).

I was injured whilst working at a Fairground - Can I claim compensation?

If you have been injured during your time at work at a fairground, you will be able to make a claim against your employer if your injury was due to your employer's negligence. All employers have a duty of care to protect their employees from harm by taking reasonable steps to prevent fairground accidents from happening; such steps typically include providing staff with PPE (personal protective equipment), ensuring staff are properly trained to handle equipment, and carrying out regular risk assessments. If you feel your employer was responsible for the fairground accident, contact our team today.

How much compensation can I claim?

The amount of compensation you will be awarded will depend on your case. Compensation amounts for fairground accidents vary considerably and can reach into the hundreds of thousands for serious injuries. Our solicitors will be able to advise how much compensation you are likely to receive. Get in touch with us today.