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Blackpool Pleasure Beach Personal Injury Claims Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Accident Claim Against Blackpool Pleasure Beach ?

Have you been injured or made ill because of an accident at Blackpool Pleasure Beach? If the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the theme park, then you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Whether you were injured in a Blackpool funfair ride accident, roller coaster incident or suffered an amusement park injury that was caused by health and safety issues in the park, call Legal Expert today and they will be able to advise if you are eligible to pursue a compensation claim.

Blackpool pleasure beach accident claims processIf you wish to make a claim for theme park compensation, Legal Expert could asses your case for eligibility and if they feel you have a valid reason to claim they will provide you with a No Won No Fee solicitor. Our solicitors will always push to get you the maximum amount of compensation that you could be entitled to, so you won’t be short changed. What’s more, our personal injury lawyers have up to three decades of experience working in the field, so you can feel confident your case is in experienced hands.

If you feel that your Blackpool pleasure beach accident was the result of negligence which resulted in an injury, call Legal Expert today, we offer all of our potential clients a free personal injury claims consultation, where one of our advisors could let you know whether or not you have legitimate grounds to claim, how much compensation you could be entitled to, and could provide you with the right solicitor to handle your theme park accident claim. Call us on 0800 073 8804 today, to see how much you could claim.

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A Guide To Personal Injury Claims For An Accident At Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a large amusement park in Blackpool, Lancashire, North West England. It is situated on Blackpool’s Flyde Coast. Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one of the UK’s top tourist attractions. It was voted the number one theme park in the UK and 9th best theme park in Europe, in the 2014 Traveller’s Choice Awards. Many of the park’s roller coasters are record breaking attractions. For example, the roller coaster The Big One, was the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, when it opened in 1994.

As a business that welcomes paying guests, Blackpool Pleasure Beach has a duty of care towards its customers, staff and anyone else who uses their premises. This means that they are responsible for taking precautions to protect the health and safety of theme park workers and attendees. If the park neglects their duty of care, for example by failing to identify a health and safety hazard therefore cannot apply control measures to reduce the risk, and this causes an avoidable accident in which someone is injured or made ill then Blackpool pleasure beach could possibly be held liable for their injuries and have to pay the injured party compensation.

In this guide to claiming compensation for theme park preventable accidents leading to injuries we will examine potential accidents that could occur. We will illustrate what accidents could be eligible for compensation and why the theme park may be liable for damages. If we fail to answer any questions that you may have call Legal expert today for your free consultation and if you have a valid claim, one of our excellent personal injury lawyers will start working on your claim right away.

What Is An Accident At Blackpool Pleasure Beach?

When people think of theme park accidents, they usually think of dramatic crashes on rides where individuals are seriously injured. For this guide we are also illustrating other accidents apart from these that could happen at theme parks, we will also look at accidents that could happen if the floor is damaged or defected in some way causing a person to fall, if barriers are damaged and cause spectator injuries, how accidents could be caused due to defected theme park rides.

Accidents that happen at theme parks even if they do result in an injury will not all qualify for compensation. Theme park operators have a duty of care to provide those that are on their premises a safe and healthy environment. If for whatever reason there is a breach in this care of duty which results in an injury then a claim for compensation for damages may exist.

What Accidents Could Potentially Happen?

Theme parks should be safe and enjoyable places for families and friends to enjoy the rides, attractions and spend some quality time together. Theme parks take health and safety procedures very seriously, and serious accidents at theme parks, such as a collision on a ride are thankfully very rare. However, accidents may happen if health and safety is not properly taken into account.

Here are some examples of reasons why theme park accidents could potentially occur if health and safety if not always the forefront of the business and maintenance and repair is not continually done:

  • Ride malfunctions. These could be dangerous if a carriage crashes, crushing the rider or causing the rider to fall, it is vital that maintenance and services of all rides is carried out constantly to avoid any harm caused.
  • It is vital that all employees are trained correctly and updated training is given so that they are aware of any potential hazards and can operate the rides correctly.
  • Slip, trip and fall accidents could happen if pathways have not been properly maintained or repaired when needed. For example, a customer could trip if a broken paving slab in a park is not repaired.
  • Faulty furnishings and displays may also cause injuries. For example, a sign board or decoration could fall and hit a customer if it has not been properly fixed down. Alternatively, a chair at an eatery may collapse under the weight of a customer, if it is faulty or damaged. Always being aware of defected items around the park is vital to reduce harm.
  • Food poisoning incidents could happen if food sold at theme parks is not stored, prepared or cooked correctly by staff.

If the reason or the cause of your accident has not been mentioned above do not panic, call Legal Expert today and they will be able to advise if you are eligible to make a theme park accident compensation claim.

I Had An Accident On A Theme Park Ride, Can I Claim Compensation?

It goes without saying that all theme park rides should be under constant scrutiny so that any risks to riders can be identified as soon as possible. Risks to safety should be eliminated at the earliest possible moment. If a rider is injured due to a defect on a theme park ride which should have been identified and rectified before made safe for riders a possible claim for theme park compensation may be valid.

A Spectator Barrier Caused An Injury, Could I claim?

It is important to have effective safety barriers, to keep spectators and pedestrians from unknowingly wandering into harm’s way. If you have been injured because of a faulty safety barrier, or lack of safety barriers at a theme park, call Legal Expert today to speak to one of our advisors. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will provide you with the right personal injury solicitor to handle your claim.

I Fell At Blackpool Pleasure Beach, What Am I Entitled To?

Slips, trips and falls are common injuries suffered in many contexts. This is because many different health and safety hazards such as a spillage on a shop floor, or a cracked paving slab on a walkway, poor lighting, uneven flooring, hazardous obstacles could cause someone to slip or trip. Fortunately, most slip, trip or fall accidents only result in minor injuries. However, some of them may be more serious, resulting in a soft tissue injury, or even broken or fractured bones.

If you have been injured because of a slip, trip or fall accident at Blackpool Pleasure Beach which was not your fault, but due to health and safety issues at the park you could potentially be entitled to claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today, and if you have legitimate grounds to claim, one of our expert No Win No Fee personal injury solicitors will start working on your case right away.

Fatal Accidents At A Theme Park

When it comes to fatal negligent accidents by law a next of kin or close family member may claim compensation on behalf of the deceased. As well as general damages to compensate for their death and any pain and suffering, you could also be reimbursed for funeral costs, medical expenses and receive a bereavement fund. Call Legal Expert today, to enquire about claiming compensation for a fatal accident.

Establishing Liability For A Theme Park Accident

According to laws such as the Occupiers Act of 1957 and the Health And Safety At Work Act of 1974, businesses such as theme parks are responsible for upholding standards of health and safety on their sites, to protect customers, staff and anyone else who uses the park, from avoidable accidents. If they fail in their duty of care, and this results in an avoidable accident and a preventable injury, the park could be held liable for the person’s injuries or illness and have to pay them theme park compensation.

It may be difficult to establish liability for a theme park negligent accident. In some cases the park itself may be responsible, in other cases it may be a third party who is responsible for the negligence that caused your injuries or illness. The party responsible could be the ride designer, the ride manufacturer, the amusement park owner, the ride installer, the ride operator, a safety inspector, a member of staff at the park or food vendor. If liability is not obvious, your personal injury solicitor will be able to investigate where liability for your injuries rests.

What Evidence Do I Need To Support My Claim?

If you have been injured because of negligence at a theme park you may need evidence to support your claim. As your personal injury solicitor starts to investigate your claim, they will review different sources available to gather evidence. This may include CCTV footage from the park, getting testimonies from eyewitnesses and using the medical report from your doctor as evidence. If the police or other emergency services had to be called to the scene, this could also be used as evidence.

If you are injured in an accident at a theme park, you may do the following to gather evidence to support your claim;

  • Take photographs of the hazard that caused your injuries, and your injuries themselves, to provide visual evidence.
  • Report your accident to the park’s management and make sure it is recorded accurately in the accident log book.
  • Keep any receipts, as this may provide evidence at a later date. You may able to claim these costs back as compensation later.
  • Take down the contact details of any eyewitnesses. They may be able to provide evidence to support your claim.

Personal Injury Compensation Calculator

If you have been injured because of negligence on the part of the theme park or a third party then you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Use our personal injury claims calculator to see how much compensation you could be entitled to claim for your injuries. Alternatively, call Legal Expert to speak to one of our well informed advisors, who will be able to advise you how much you could be entitled to claim.

Type Of InjuryCompensation Amounts Notes
Moderate Neck Injuries £2,150 - £3,810Soft tissue injuries that will fully recover in 3 to 12 months.
Fracture of Clavicle £4,520 - £10,730The award will be concentrated on the level of the fracture, disability, symptoms and if there will be any permanent effects.
An Uncomplicated Colles' Fracture.In the region of £6,510Distal forearm fracture in which the radius is bent.
Severe Fractures to Fingers Up to £32,210Fractures to multiple fingers. The amount will be concerned with whether there will be future amputations of the fingers, deformity and impairment of grip.
Moderate Knee Injury £13,010 - £22,960Dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus which results in minor instability, wasting, weakness or other mild future disability.
Moderate Achilles Tendon Injury £11,040 - £18,480Rupture or significant injury to the tendon. The amount awarded will be based on recovery, pain, functionality and any disability.
Moderate Psychological Injuries £5,130 - £16,720A person's ability to be able to function and cope with work, family and other parts of life. Possible future vulnerability. However improvement is expected and future prognosis is good.
Facial Scarring £7,990 - £26,380Significant scarring to the face reduced by plastic surgery leaving cosmetic disability.
Food Poisoning £800 - £3,460 Pain, cramps and diarrhoea continuing for some days or weeks.

What Other Forms Of Compensation Could I Claim?

If you make a successful amusement park injury claim, your theme park compensation package will be awarded as general damages and special damages. We will look at what this means in more detail below.

General Damages

General damages may be the main part of the compensation package and compensate the victim for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity they experience as a result of their injuries.

Special Damages

Special damages reimburse the victim for any past or future expenses that they have, or are likely to experience as a direct result of their injuries. Below are some examples of special damages;

  • Medical expenses/prescription costs.
  • Travel expenses.
  • Expenses to pay for mobility equipment or home adaptation.
  • At home care expenses.
  • Loss of income.

No Win No Fee Claims For Accidents At Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Legal Expert offers our clients the option to make a no win no fee compensation claim if we feel you have a valid claim. This means that you could make your amusement park injury claim, without having to pay an upfront fee. Instead, you will only have to pay our fee if you win your claim.

Call us now to learn more about making a no win no fee claim, or read our online guide now.

Contact Our Experts

Remember, if you believe that you are entitled to claim compensation for an accident in which you were hurt at the funfair, call Legal Expert today. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, one of our experienced lawyers will start working on your claim right away.

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