A large open area where dangerous wild animals are allowed to roam freely may not sound like the safest place to visit and it is possible that you will be in need of some safari park injury advice. Even though you may be advised of the possible risks in entering a wildlife reserve or safari park, there may be some occasions or circumstances in which an accident has been avoidable and has resulted because of negligence or inappropriate conduct by the people in charge.
Wild animals are notoriously unpredictable and while certain safeguards will undoubtedly be in place to protect visitors and staff in the safari park, there are some eventualities that simply cannot be foreseen and visitors will therefore need to be vigilant and sensible in their excursion choices. Accidents that could occur in a safari park include bites by venomous or non-venomous animals or reptiles, and bruises caused by animals butting or charging a person, which could result in broken or fractured bones.
Of course, animals may not be the only potential danger at a safari park. The vehicle being travelled in could be involved in an accident. It could crash into another car or stationary object, resulting in bodily injury, including whiplash, which would require initial attention and follow-up treatment.
Can I make a personal injury claim?
If any of the above injuries, or indeed any not mentioned above, come about as a result of negligence on the part of the safari park’s management, then you can almost certainly make a legitimate personal injury claim. However, it can be difficult to know, so it is wise to contact someone who can advise you, such as Accident Advice Helpline. This organisation was set up in 2000 to provide people with a chance to receive justice and compensation for an injury sustained in an accident that was not their fault. They have a convenient 24-hour helpline that is free to call, and access to teams of experienced and expert lawyers who can provide you with advice as to whether you have a legitimate grievance against the safari park and whether a claim has a good chance of being successful.
They work on a ‘no win, no fee’* basis, and will always strive to obtain as much compensation as possible for you. Compensation can help you have a speedy and worry-free recovery, as it can help pay your injury treatment costs, cover the cost of travelling to and from hospital, nursing care or home help, and even babysitting fees should you need someone to look after your children while you are being treated. Most importantly however, it can cover you for loss of earnings should you be unable to work because of your injury.
When you contact Accident Advice Helpline, you will not be asked any awkward questions about your financial affairs, as it costs nothing to begin a personal injury claim. You can either call the helpline or fill out the online form, whichever you prefer. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: July 25, 2014
Author: David Brown