According to ADIPS, the Amusement Device Inspection Procedures Scheme, nowadays, fairgrounds and amusement parks represent one of the safest leisure activities of all and are relatively safe when compared with other leisure activities*.
Our leading accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in an amusement park or circus due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee circus and amusement park accident claims solicitors
Almost all of our circus and amusement park accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf. Therefore, there is no financial risk to you.
Circus and amusement park accident explained
Both circuses and amusement parks almost always guarantee a fun and exciting day out. Circus, fairground and amusement park operators have a duty of care to keep their visitors safe. Rides are inspected on a regular basis and have to fulfil different safety standards. However, due to big crowds and thrilling activities, accidents are not uncommon. They can happen in places such as:
- Theme parks
- Amusement parks
If you have been injured in a circus or amusement park accident due to someone else’s negligence, you might be able to claim compensation. Contact us to establish your full legal position.
Most common causes and types of circus and amusement park accidents
There are different ways you or your child can get injured in the circus or an amusement park. Most commonly, we help clients with the following accidents:
- Slips and trips: where spilled liquids haven’t been cleaned in time, e.g. in the sanitary facilities or where the ground was so muddy, it was no longer safe to walk or stand on.
- Falling objects: where equipment loosened itself due to weather conditions, lack of maintenance or vibrations
- Crushing: when it’s too crowded and people panic
- Unsafe equipment: where defective safety precautions cause an accident.
These and other accidents can cause different injuries, such as:
What can I claim for?
If you or your child have been injured in a circus or a theme park due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
Who is responsible for my accident?
If the operator of the circus, the park or the ride failed in their duty of care to keep the premises safe, they will be responsible for your accident. They should have public liability insurance to cover them in such situations. Contact us to establish your full legal position.
What should I do after an accident in a theme park?
If you have been injured in an accident in a theme park or other public place due to someone else’s negligence, you should gather evidence as soon as you are able to and:
- Seek medical attention
- Take photographs of the site before it’s been cleared.
- Report the incident to a member of staff
- Ask witnesses for their contact details
- Pay attention to CCTV cameras, that may have recorded your accident
- Write a record of the accident yourself
Contact us for free legal advice and to establish your full legal position.
How much can I claim for a circus or amusement park accident?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.