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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Is my bumper / dodgem car claim valid?

    Is my bumper / dodgem car claim valid?

    If you’re looking forward to a fun-packed day at the theme park or setting your pulse racing at the fair, you’ve probably not thought about bumper car accidents or slips, trips and falls, but it’s worth bearing in mind that accidents do happen.

    When you step through the gates of the fun fair or theme park and head for the first ride, there are some things to consider to help reduce the risk of a public place accident, which could lead to a dodgem car claim for compensation.

    Tips to avoid slips, trips and other accidents

    You don’t want to end the day sat around waiting for an X-ray in Accident and Emergency, so here are some simple tips to avoid slips and trips in a public place:

    • avoid rushing and take your time
    • watch out for litter on the floor or any other obstructions, such as items of clothing
    • take care when going up and down stairs
    • watch our for warning signs to signal slippery floors
    • wear sensible footwear

    Do I have a valid dodgem car claim?

    Fair operators are legally obliged to satisfy certain health and safety regulations in order to protect the public from accidents, and prevent public place injuries.

    When you go on a ride, you have the right to expect to emerge injury-free and if you’ve been injured and you believe that you were not to blame, you could have a case for public place accident compensation.

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    If you slipped in a public place and there was no warning sign, you were injured as a result of faulty equipment or you suffered whiplash when a bumper car stopped suddenly with no prior warning, you may be eligible for compensation.

    If you think you may have a valid dodgem car claim, take our incredibly simple 30-second eligibility test on Accident Advice Helpline’a website. The test asks very easy, quick questions, such as:

    • Did the incident happen within the last three years?
    • Were you injured?
    • Can you prove that you were not to blame?

    If you answer yes to these questions, our experienced personal injury lawyers could help you to successfully claim public place injury compensation.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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