18 Sep '11, 1pm

Tourist injured in Sentosa ride can seek compensation

Tourist injured in Sentosa ride can seek compensation

SINGAPORE: The recent reports of an Australian tourist's recent fall from a flying fox ride in Sentosa have cast questions on whether compensation can be sought. It is understood that operators of such adventure rides usually get the public to sign indemnity forms to protect the operator's interests. But a lawyer Channel NewsAsia spoke with said such documents are not legally binding and compensation from the operator can still be sought. The MegaZip ride has been temporarily closed since the incident and the Building and Construction Authority is investigating the matter. Steven Lam from JTJB Lawyers, said: "The indemnity form is likely to be something that will be raised, but I also believe the lawyers handling this will also highlight to the business, 'Hey look, there's also the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, which actually nullifies exemption and exclusion clauses for...

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