Have you had an accident while visiting the fair?
Each year, a fun-filled fair with beaming lights and fun music arrives in the west end of Glasgow to entertain and excite people of all ages. Fairgrounds and amusement parks can be magical places to spend the day, regardless of how old you are. There is such a mix of rides and happy faces – thankfully, many of us don’t expect to experience an accident on a happy day like this. Sadly, however, there is quite a lot that could go wrong so if you’ve been involved in an accident or suffered an injury or illness at a fairground or amusement park you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation with the top Glasgow lawyer West End can offer.
The following are only a few of the ways that you may be involved in an accident while at a fair or amusement park;
- As scary as it sounds, faulty rides do cause accidents. It’s the fairground owner’s responsibility to ensure that all the rides on the premises which are accessed by the public are properly checked and maintained and in full working order. Some of the more common accidents from faulty rides include whiplash or cuts if sharp edges aren’t properly covered up. Falling objects can cause head injuries such as concussion.
- Slips, trips and falls can also take place at a fairground or amusement park. The owners of amusement parks and fairgrounds, like any owner, have a duty of care to ensure that walkways and paths are free from hazards, are appropriately lit and that any potential hazards are well signed to avoid someone being involved in an avoidable accident. Equally, in adverse weather, appropriate precautions should be taken to ensure the ground is still safe for use and access.
- Fairgrounds and amusement parks are full of various food options; burger bars, sandwich stands, candy floss and sweets, pretty much anything you can think of. Most of the time these food stalls operate to exceptionally high standards. Unfortunately though, sometimes something goes wrong and a paying customer can end up with food poisoning.
If you have been injured at a fairground or amusement park in one of the ways mentioned above, contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how you can make a compensation claim with a lawyer in West End.
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If you want to speak directly to an Accident Advice Helpline representative, you can call from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If you prefer you can text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and an experienced adviser will call you back to discuss your claim details further.
On our website, there are positive testimonials from claimants who talk of their experience with Accident Advice Helpline and you can also find out further information on the work that patron Esther Ranzten does with us. You can even take a 30 second eligibility test which will determine if you have a valid claim. Once you have had a look around, get in touch with an adviser and we can then discuss the next steps with a professionally trained injury lawyer in West End.
Date Published: 6th April 2014
Author: David Brown