The owners of a theme park near Windsor might start to receive personal injury claims from visitors who have suffered wasp stings at the site.
As we all know, wasps are a hazard during the summer months but visitors expect tourist attractions to do their utmost to protect them from the insects.
The management team at the Windsor park were recently criticised in the press for failing to get rid of three easily spottable wasps nests which had been found by pest control experts. The nests were still evident the following week when the pest control officer returned to the site.
One of these nests was very close to the entrance to a ride and with each nest containing up to 5,000 wasps, the danger to the public was quite large. Wasp stings can cause a person to go into anaphylactic shock, which can cause death if emergency treatment is not obtained quickly.
Meanwhile, compensation has been paid in a no win no fee personal injury at work case involving a man who broke his arm in a printing press. He had to undergo two operations and during the second, two metal plates were put into his arm. Despite this he is now unable to fully extend his arm and has only limited movement of his thumb and index finger. The claimant won compensation of £90,000 due to the accident which his personal injury solicitor said has left him with a long-term disability.
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