Working at a theme park, such as Disney World, seems like a fun job to many. Of course, a job at Disney World is still a job, and like any job, accidents can happen. When an employee of Disney World or another amusement park is injured on the job, they are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
The Central Florida theme park workers’ compensation lawyers of Van Dingenen Law can represent you if you have been injured while working at Disney World. We are highly experienced in workers’ compensation cases and are prepared to apply our knowledge to your case.
To schedule a free consultation with our legal team, send us a message or call (407) 967-5377.
Causes of Occupational Accidents in Theme Parks
Some of the occupational risks of working in an amusement park are common risks in any job role: Slip and fall accidents, burns, repetitive strain injuries, and occupational illnesses are common work-related risks that can also harm people who work in theme parks.
Accidents and injuries that are unique to Disney World workers may include injuries caused by rides (such as crush injuries or electrocution injuries) and injuries resulting from the high levels of crowding in the parks. You may also be able to recover compensation for injuries resulting from inadequate security if you were attacked while working at Disney World or another theme park.
About Workers’ Compensation for Part-Time and Seasonal Employees
Many people who are employed by theme parks are young workers who work part-time or only during a park’s busy season. If you are employed by Disney World or another theme park, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The number of hours you work in a day or the time of year that you work should not affect this.
Disney World also employs young workers through their “Disney College Program” internships. The Disney College Program is a paid internship program that employs students in Disney parks who are currently enrolled in a college or university. Students who are enrolled in the Disney College Program work in Disney World (or DisneyLand) during a semester while completing classes and living in housing provided by Disney. The jobs performed by participants in the Disney College program include operating rides, working in the park’s restaurants, and working as a custodian, among other roles.
If you are a part-time employee, seasonal worker, or paid intern at a theme park and have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, contact our legal team. We are dedicated to helping injured workers recover the compensation they deserve.
Workers’ Compensation in Florida
The workers’ compensation system in the state of Florida allows the victims of occupational accidents to recover compensation for injury-related damages. Florida’s system is similar to most states’ workers’ compensation systems, in that it provides coverage for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses resulting from an occupational accident or illness.
Like all workers’ compensation laws, the system in Florida is established as a no-fault system. This means that workers cannot sue their employers for the damages resulting from on-the-job injuries, unless special circumstances such as gross negligence or misconduct can be identified as the reason for injury. If you are collecting workers’ compensation benefits you cannot sue Disney or any other theme park owner for additional damages, unless your employer is guilty of gross negligence or misconduct.
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At Van Dingenen Law, our legal team exclusively practices workers’ compensation law. We understand every aspect of the workers’ compensation claim process and are committed to using our knowledge to help injured workers receive the benefits they deserve.
Complete our contact form or call (407) 967-5377 to schedule a free consultation with our theme park workers’ compensation lawyers in Central Florida.