If you have kids, it will be almost inevitable that you will have to attend a funfair at some point or another. The idea might fill you with dread or joy, depending on your standpoint on this sort of thing, but the time will likely come when going to one will be unavoidable. If you don’t like the idea of paying good money to go on rides whose sole function appears to be to make you feel sick, you’ll just have to grin and bear it. If all goes well though, you should be back home with a drink in your hand in a couple of hours.
But what if things don’t go well? What if while at the funfair you or one of your kids were to receive an injury in an accident that was not your fault? Well, there will be a chance that you might be able to take some form of Newark and Sherwood claims action with the help and assistance of a decent 100% no win, no fee personal injury solicitor.
Funfair accidents and Newark and Sherwood claims solicitors
It’s not hard to imagine what could happen if something went wrong with a fairground ride such as the “Waltzer” or the “Grasscutter”. If you or your kids were to be involved in an accident on one of these, the consequences could be quite awful. But sometimes Newark and Sherwood claims can occur as a result of accidents that happen on seemingly more innocuous attractions.
Imagine that you and one of your kids decided to have a go on one of those big slides that one can often find at funfairs. Usually, these have some form of padding at the bottom to break a rider’s impact on landing. You climb to the top of the slide and prepare for your descent. As you are much heavier than your child, you reach the bottom of the slide a lot quicker than she does. When you do, you suffer a nasty burn injury to your posterior as a result of the safety cushioning having worn away to almost nothing.
The Newark and Sherwood claims injury is so bad that you have to seek medical attention and take a good few days off from work to recover. As the funfair you attended would have had a responsibility to make sure the cushioning was adequate to break the fall of any person it allowed on the slide, you might well be able to take some form of Newark and Sherwood claims against it.
To find out where you stand personal injury claim-wise, pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Date Published: 23rd June 2014
Author: David Brown