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    • dashwoodlee
    • By dashwoodlee 8th May 18, 3:57 PM
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    Accident (fun fair)
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    • 8th May 18, 3:57 PM
    Accident (fun fair) 8th May 18 at 3:57 PM
    Hello all, I need a bit of advice, My son had an accident, the attraction was a bouncy slide. He ended up with a fractured leg out of the incident and a weekend holiday wasted.
    The owner or operator was not interested, mainly spoke to other punters why overcrowded children played on the ride.
    I had to prompt the owner to call the site security to attend to my son who helped with first aid.
    What can i do about this ? it was not supervised and overcrowded.
    Can anything be done compensation wise.help please.
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    • Oakdene
    • By Oakdene 8th May 18, 4:00 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:00 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:00 PM
    How did he fracture his leg?
    Hiraeth
    • dashwoodlee
    • By dashwoodlee 8th May 18, 4:07 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:07 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:07 PM
    when coming down on the slide part foot got stuck under some part of tarpaulin,leg went back and hence the fracture,I think the overspill of children on the ride,made him nervous anyway,unfourtunalty for me i have no photos,as that would have involved me having pictures of other children which aint mine,not being funny,people can be funny,the site doubles up as a market and has cctv and the incident has been noted on paper at the resort.
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 8th May 18, 4:32 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:32 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:32 PM
    Contact a no win no fee injury compensation firm and see what they advise
    • Nasqueron
    • By Nasqueron 8th May 18, 4:39 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:39 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:39 PM
    Make sure you keep a record of receipts e.g. taxi to hospital or whatever just in case. Then work out what losses your son has such as loss of earnings (lol)
    • Fennite
    • By Fennite 8th May 18, 4:45 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:45 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:45 PM
    Hi

    It might be worth getting in contact with the local authority to find out who licences the fun fair, and contacting the showman's guild http://www.showmensguild.co.uk/

    I used do the administration for a large funfair, partially run by the local authority. All showmen must provide the council with their liability certificates.
    • Fennite
    • By Fennite 8th May 18, 4:48 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:48 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 4:48 PM
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-43964223 Big news in East Anglia at the moment, kid killed on bouncy castle.. Showmen went and packed up the bouncy castles before the cops showed up. Dodgy as.

    I used to think after working with that industry that I would never allow a relative or friend go on funfair rides, but then look at what happened at Alton Towers! The paperwork I would receive from the showmen was abysmal. I saw teenage boys erecting huge rides working at height without safety harnesses and a young child operating a tea cup ride.
    • dacouch
    • By dacouch 8th May 18, 7:41 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 7:41 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 7:41 PM
    Is this a fun fair or something like a School Fete or similar?
    • dashwoodlee
    • By dashwoodlee 8th May 18, 7:56 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 7:56 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 7:56 PM
    No its static but part of a bigger theme park,where the main park runs on wristbands,tickets etc this one only takes cash,i have just found a picture where the tarpaulin is up and there is not one single safety mat only a piece of artificial grass.
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 9th May 18, 8:26 AM
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    I'm very sorry to hear of your son's accident and let's hope he'll make a full recovery. There is the question though, why on earth would you allow a small child to get on a ride that was patently unsafe, overcrowded and not supervised?
    • elsien
    • By elsien 9th May 18, 8:34 AM
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    If you're interested in making sure it doesn't happen again rather than how much compo you can get then check if they've reported it (probably not.)
    http://www.hse.gov.uk/entertainment/fairgrounds/faqs.htm

    Then make a huge fuss with the bigger theme park who presumably have some sort of arrangement with them.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
    • dashwoodlee
    • By dashwoodlee 9th May 18, 11:43 AM
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    I understand your point,the place was busy and its not until you look back you see the dangers,you dont expect to be in this position,but these things happen.
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 9th May 18, 12:14 PM
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    I understand your point,the place was busy and its not until you look back you see the dangers,you dont expect to be in this position,but these things happen.
    Originally posted by dashwoodlee
    When my child was very young I anticipated danger in everything - especially when a place is crowded!
    • bigisi
    • By bigisi 9th May 18, 1:03 PM
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    When my child was very young I anticipated danger in everything - especially when a place is crowded!
    Originally posted by LadyDee
    Yeah but compo innit!
    • AstroTurtle
    • By AstroTurtle 11th May 18, 1:26 PM
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    Yeah but compo innit!
    Originally posted by bigisi
    Got to love the modern day com pen say shun brigade.

    Not concerned about safety of others mainly just how much can I gain for my child's broken leg?

    If you're really going to push hard down that route good luck chasing them. They'll probably disappear off the face of the earth as soon as they get a letter. Or liquidate whatever phoenix company they are currently using.
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