Theme Park Accident Compensation Claims Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
In recent years there has been an increase in injuries at theme parks around the world, with Scotland, England, America and Australia all reporting major incidents in the past five years. Whilst accidents at theme parks are generally very rare, the injuries suffered are often catastrophic and sometimes fatal.
If you have been involved in an accident at a theme park where you have suffered injury, whether it’s minor or life-changing, our lawyers can help guide you through the tricky process of claiming for compensation.
We can often work with you on a no-win, no-fee basis to save you the added stress of worrying about upfront legal costs. To discuss your specific case with a member of our personal injury team, call us on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our solicitors will get back to you right away.
Some of the main causes of theme park injuries include:
- poor standard of care or maintenance
- no adequate supervision from staff
- failure to adequately safety test rides
- lack of risk assessments
Theme park accidents are not limited to the rides themselves; it may be that you suffered injury because of the layout of the theme park including a slip, trip or fall. You could have also contracted food poisoning from one of the food stalls in the grounds.
If you have been involved in an accident at a theme park, it is important that you get specialist legal advice on your particular circumstances right away.
What should I do if I have had an accident at a theme park?
There are a few steps you can take which can make claiming for injury as straightforward as possible. Photos of your injuries, as well as a note of the names and contact details of any witnesses, will help. Ideally, you will have reported the accident to theme park staff or management immediately, before you left, and made sure you have a copy of the accident report form that you would have had to sign after reporting your injury. It is best practice to note the details of staff members you have dealt with and also prepare a timeline of events leading up to the incident. If you do not have all this evidence to hand we can still help you build your case.
We can help you even where your accident occurred abroad, but to give your case the best chance of success, it is important to act quickly.
How long do I have to make a claim?
In Scotland, you have three years from the date of the incident to pursue a claim for personal injury, so you should seek advice as quickly as possible to allow time for investigations.
Contact our theme park accident claims lawyers
If you have suffered an injury as a result of an accident at a theme park, contact our solicitors today. The team is spread across our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland.
We will discuss the circumstances surrounding your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved, and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.