A significant number of young people take jobs at Disney World in Orlando every year. While it's a magical wonderland for guests of all ages, workers are often less-than-enchanted with their working conditions.
In fact, one of Walt Disney 's heirs, Abigail Disney, made waves after she went undercover in one of the Disney theme parks and claimed she was horrified by how she saw employees being treated. While she went to Disneyland in California, there's little question that the two major theme parks are managed much the same.
Working in a theme park has the potential for numerous types of injuries. Some of the most obvious include:
- Heat exhaustion after working inside a full-body character costume, like Mickey Mouse or any other Disney icon.
- Back injuries, broken ankles, torn ligaments and other serious physical injuries after participating in stunts in attractions like those performed on the Pirates of the Caribbean.
- Heat injuries suffered by employees who work concession stands or perform janitorial duties throughout the park.
- Injuries caused by guests who occasionally lose their tempers over long lines or other problems that detract from the experience they're expecting.
- Injuries while operating equipment or repairing equipment for rides. Some of those injuries can be quite serious -- including crush and amputation injuries to fingers and hands.
- Slips, falls and trips -- some of which may be caused by poor maintenance of the park's grounds and some of which may have to do with the limited visibility character actors have inside their face masks.
Whatever your injury, you may have trouble getting your worker's compensation claim approved to get the medical treatment you need and the financial compensation you deserve. If your claim has been unfairly denied, it's time to find out more about your legal options. Please explore our site for more information or contact us directly.