A day out at the zoo is a great experience for anyone to have. Plenty of families go every year, the parents taking advantage of introducing their children to animals of all kinds. It can be a tiring yet thrilling day out that leaves the kids tired and ready for bed once they get home.
Fortunately few day trips like this leave the parents wondering whether they might be able to claim zoo injury compensation. Zoos have to be run according to strict rules and regulations, in order that the animals are safe and well cared-for, and their visitors are safe to visit as well. Thankfully this is usually the case, although there may still be the odd chance that something could go awry.
What might lead to zoo injury compensation being paid out?
Slips, trips and falls might potentially be among the more common and likely things to happen that could be avoided in many cases. For example, you might be walking through a café at the zoo when you slip over on something that has been spilled on the floor. You might find yourself walking on decking or other platforms provided from which you can view the animals, only to slip on them if they are wet.
It is exceptionally rare for anyone to be injured as a result of an interaction with an animal. However, there can sometimes be petting zoos within the main zoo where people can come into close contact with the animals that are there. If these animals are not supervised in the proper manner there could be an injury caused through an animal bite or by an animal knocking down a young child.
The odds of winning zoo injury compensation
Each individual situation will be different. This makes it all the more important to make sure you get some legal advice regarding an injury you or your child has suffered while enjoying a day out at the zoo. This makes it far easier to work out whether compensation could be paid for your injuries.
It’s easier still if you call 0800 689 0500 to speak to someone at Accident Advice Helpline. Once you get in touch with us you can see whether we are able to match you with one of our experienced lawyers who may help you claim. Call now on that number – it’s a free enquiry line so you won’t be charged.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead