Safari parks are a thrilling day out for all the family, whether you’re visiting a safari park that offers a guided tour in a jeep or a drive-through safari where you drive your own vehicle across the park. You’ll see lions, tigers, giraffes and many more animals and kids will have a great time! However you do need to be aware of your personal safety and that of your family when visiting a safari park, as unfortunately accidents can and do happen.
Common safari park injuries
If you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, you may be considering claiming for compensation. Here are some of the most common accidents which could happen at a safari park:
- Slips or trips – this could be caused by spillages or a leak, loose cabling or potholes on badly maintained roads and footpaths
- Collision leading to cuts, bruises, whiplash or even head injury – this could be caused by bad driving (in a jeep which is being driven by park staff), poorly-maintained roads, collision with an animal or debris in the road
- Animal injury – you could be bitten or attacked by an animal, leaving you with lacerations, bruises or serious injury
- Falling trees – you could be injured by trees or equipment falling from height
What happens next?
If you’re injured at a safari park it is important that you seek medical attention and report your injury to park staff as soon as possible. Your accident should be recorded in the park’s accident book and if you require emergency medical attention, an ambulance should be called. If there are any witnesses to the accident, you should ensure you take their names and addresses and also try to take photographs of the scene of the accident and your injuries. It is also important to keep any receipts for expenses you incur as a result of your injury such as travel to and from medical appointments and prescription costs, as you could claim these back.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help you
You’ll need the services of a specialist personal injury compensation lawyer, so why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call? With experience in the industry, we can offer confidential, no-obligation advice and help you to figure out whether someone else was responsible for your accident. We won’t judge or try to persuade you to make a claim – the decision is yours. Call us today on our freephone hotline to see whether you could be eligible to claim for compensation.
Date Published: March 9, 2014
Author: David Brown