Case study: child suffers broken arm on fun fair ride

Compensation: £6,800

The claim

9-year-old Hannah* was visiting the funfair with some friends and their parents when she was injured. She and her friends chose to go on the merry mixer, a fairly high-speed ride that was suitable for children of their age. When the ride started going, the safety bar on Hannah's car flew open and she was thrown from the ride onto the metal surface below. An ambulance was called and it was found that Hannah had broken her arm.


The case

The safety bar had not been properly put in place by the ride operator who had been distracted by disruptive children. Because it was the operator's negligence that caused Hannah's accident, Hannah's mum was keen to claim compensation. So she pursued the claim as her daughter's litigation friend (because Hannah was a minor) and instructed our Litigation Executive.

With evidence compiled, the defendants admitted that they had violated a health and safety regulation that had resulted in the accident that caused injuries to the little girl.

The case was settled with an offer of £6,800 to cover the arm injury, head injury, medical expenses, the trauma that Hannah had gone through and the time that her mother had to take off work to look after her daughter.

*Not her real name


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