A day out at the funfair should be one of the most exciting and entertaining experiences that a family can enjoy. For years, Britons have enjoyed funfairs and the pleasure they bring.
However, at Accident Advice Helpline we know that accidents can happen at any time and in any place, which can ruin more than just a day out.
Common funfair accidents
Here are five of the most common potential funfair accidents:
- Slips, trips and falls: Slips, trips and falls can occur anywhere and a nasty slip or trip can result in a serious injury such as a fracture. It’s important to wear appropriate footwear with adequate grip to reduce the chances of slipping or tripping at the fun fair.
- Whiplash: Whiplash is an injury most often associated with road traffic accidents. A whiplash injury occurs when the neck suffers a sudden and violent movement forwards, backwards or to the side. Some funfair rides are designed to test your physical endurance and your stomach. This may involve sudden, jolting movements such as on rollercoasters which can lead to whiplash.
- Electrical failure: Electrical failure can cause a fun fair ride to stop in its tracks. This can leave patrons suspended in an uncomfortable position for an extended period of time which can have a number of nasty side effects, such as nausea and vomiting. Ladders are often used to rescue trapped patrons from rides, which seriously increases the risk of a fall from height.
- Dodgem accident: Although dodgems are designed with a rubber cushion around the base to absorb the impact from a crash, it is still possible to be severely injured on a dodgem such as when involved in a head-on collision which can result in a serious head, neck or shoulder injury.
- Employee negligence: Most funfair operators ensure that their employees are trained in health and safety in the fairground. However employee negligence such as not supervising a ride can result in serious injury.
Accident at the funfair? Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been injured at the fun fair within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for more information. All of our claims are processed on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice