We would all love to believe that fairground rides are perfectly safe, and that their security mechanisms prevent accidents in every case, but unfortunately this is simply not true. There are many, many injuries each year as a result of people being flung from or crushed underneath fairground rides. Many of these accidents are a result of ‘patron error,’ which means that it was the victims themselves who unwittingly put themselves in danger by either not fastening themselves in properly, behaving inappropriately on the ride, or attempting to get off at the wrong time. But there are also many injuries each year that are a direct result of negligence on the part of the fairground operator or owner.
Fairground injuries caused as a result of negligence
Fairground owners and operators have a duty of care to ensure that rides are operating properly and have passed all necessary safety inspections, and also to ensure that only suitable patrons are able to get on the ride. The rides should be regularly inspected and maintained, and closed immediately if a problem is found.
If they fail in this legal duty, and you are injured as a result of their negligence, they may have to face a claim for compensation because of injuries caused by fairground rides. They may also be prosecuted for letting an unsafe ride be used.
What to do if you have suffered injuries caused by fairground rides
If you have been injured in any way due to the malfunction of a fairground ride, or negligence on the part of the owner or operator, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. If you’d like to know more, call our experts at Accident Advice Helpline. Our helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 689 0500 to help people like you receive the compensation they are legally entitled to. You can also call us on your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or text ‘claim365’ to 88010 and we will call you.
While we are a law firm, there’s no obligation to continue with a claim after making a call. Our experts claims advisors will answer your questions and give you all the help and support you need. For a quick guide to your possible entitlement, check our 30-second test online via our website. This asks you a few details about your accident and injury and then calculates an estimated amount of how much you could be awarded.