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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

    Potential theme park accidents: Loose carriages

    Taking the family for a day at a theme park should be a happy affair, and for the most part these trips pass without incident and with a lot of fun. However, no theme park is 100 per cent risk free, and accidents can still happen. When they do, they tend to be severe.

    In July 2012, two teenage boys were seriously injured after their carriage came loose from a spinning fairground ride in Leicester. Additionally, further theme park accidents have been reported at many of the UKs major theme parks including slips, trips and falls, rides stopping in mid-air, as well as fire incidents.

    What can I do to prevent theme park accidents?

    When walking around the theme park ensure that you follow all directions and signs correctly. For example, never attempt to step off or onto a ride unless it is completely safe to do so. Additionally, do not enter any areas which have been sectioned off or marked ‘no entry’.

    Ensure that you take advantage of all hand rails and avoid going to theme parks in bad weather. This will reduce your chances of suffering a slip, trip or a fall, or worse.

    Unfortunately, as a member of the public there is little you can do to prevent a potential machinery accident or loose carriages at a theme park; however, theme park owners and operators are obligated by law to maintain their machinery and keep it in safe working order for the public. Therefore, if you have suffered an accident such as your carriage coming loose on a theme park ride, you could be entitled to compensation.

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    What should I do following a theme park accident?

    If you have suffered an accident in a theme park, whether a carriage coming loose, a slip or fall, or any other kind of accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in the personal injury compensation claim industry. We have years of experience in our field and can help you to make a successful personal injury claim.

    You can get in touch with us quickly and easily over the telephone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at no cost. We also have a wealth of information on our website, including a 30-second test compensation calculator, to help you determine the award amount that you could be entitled to.

    If you’ve had an accident in public, through no fault of your own, get in touch with us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you can make a compensation claim.

    Date Published: January 2, 2016

    Author: David Brown

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