Fairground Accident Claims

Attending a fairground or theme park is supposed to be a fun experience. Unfortunately, however, fairgrounds are not always the safest places, and visitors can sometimes get injured. If you or a loved one have been injured while attending a fairground or amusement park and it was due to the negligence of others, you will be entitled to compensation.

The personal injury team at YouClaim has helped many adults and children who have been injured while at a fairground make claims for the pain and suffering caused. Compensation can go some way to helping you recover from your injuries and preventing the same thing from happening to somebody else.

If you believe your accident at a theme park was caused by somebody else’s negligence, contact our solicitors today to make a claim. To speak to a lawyer, you can either call us on 0800 10 757 95, speak to us using our online chat function or fill in our online form and we will get back to you. 

Common causes of injury

Theme park and fairground accidents can occur due to a number of reasons. These include:

  • Rides stopping suddenly
  • Mechanical or hydraulic failure
  • Failed signals
  • Unsafe tracks
  • Collisions
  • Carriages coming loose from rides
  • Electrical failure
  • Fire
  • Accidents on games and amusements
  • Lack of protection on a ride

You can also make a claim for accidents that happen on the grounds of the fairground if they were caused by somebody else’s negligence. Examples include slips, trips and falls, food poisoning and being hit by falling objects.

Examples of fairground injuries

Both visitors and workers are vulnerable to accidents on a theme park. Those that ride amusements, such as roller coasters and waltzers should expect to experience high velocity speeds and those riding the dodgems should expect mild velocity collisions, some of which can cause slight pain or bruising. However, if a ride should stop suddenly or break, you can suffer serious injuries.

Injuries sustained on a fairground or amusement park include:

  • Bruising
  • Broken bones
  • Chest injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal injuries
  • Burns
  • Severed limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

One of the most common injuries caused by accidents on a theme park or fairground is whiplash. Typical symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, lower back pain, severe headaches, disc herniation and spinal cord damage.

If a ride was not operated correctly or with the required attention to the safety of passengers and you suffered an injury as a result, you are able to make a compensation claim.

Who is responsible if I am injured on a fairground or theme park?

Fair owners, management, and operators have an obligation under the Health and Safety at Work Act to maintain their machinery to keep it in safe working order for the public to use and for employers to have risk-free working conditions.

Amusement parks established on fixed sites are less likely to be a source of accidents because they are inspected directly by Health and Safety Executive officials and employees have particular responsibilities for maintenance. Theme parks, such as Disney Land/World, Alton Towers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Thorpe Park, are subject to much stricter guidelines and continuous safety checks, although accidents can still occur.

Local fairs, carnivals and temporary amusements in parks, shopping centres and towns have a higher risk of missing maintenance and safety checks as they are not subject to the same levels of regulation. 

How YouClaim can help

Making a funfair or theme park accident claim with YouClaim is completely risk-free. Our team will use all of our vast experience and expertise to get you the compensation you deserve as a result of your injury. Financial awards can help to pay for any medical treatment you require, transport costs and lost earnings, and compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your accident.

We have years of experience in personal injury law and understand exactly what needs to be done to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible. As every case is different, our solicitors will be able to tell you if you have a case and potentially give you a rough idea of how much compensation you may receive.

Get started today

If you or a member of your family have suffered injury as a result of an accident in a fairground or amusement park, get in touch with our friendly, experienced legal advisors by calling 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, you can request a callback by using the online enquiry form on this page or via the e-chat feature.