Accidents involving bouncy castles happen with alarming frequency. Here are some of the most common bouncy castle accidents.
Common bouncy castle accidents
Most bouncy castle accidents are caused by children:
- Colliding with one another
- Falling onto the ground after bouncing off inflatables
- Landing awkwardly after a bounce
- Failing in attempts to perform spectacular stunts
If children have not removed their shoes, injuries may also be caused by said shoes flying of children’s feet.
The most common bouncy castle injuries include sprains, strains and fractures. Some children also sustain neck or head injuries.
Sometimes, more serious bouncy castle accidents involving inflatables tearing loose from their tethering. Injuries here can be serious and potentially even fatal.
To prevent bouncy castle related injuries, parents must keep their children from getting too wild or over-confident on these inflatables. Bouncy castle owners must prevent inflatable accidents by:
- Not allowing too many children to be on a castle at a time
- Ensuring children remove their shoes before entering inflatables
- Tethering inflatables securely
If weather conditions are severe (i.e. strong winds, which may cause the inflatable to tear loose or heavy rain, which may cause children to be injured by slipping off an inflatable), accidental injuries should be prevented by stopping the use of inflatables.
When accidents happen
If your child was injured in a bouncy castle accident you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. A personal injury claim may be warranted if your child’s injury was caused by carelessness or negligence by the owner or another parent.
Accident Advice Helpline
We have well over 15 years’ experience in helping members of the public get the bouncy castle injury compensation they are entitled to. Our in-house solicitors can subsequently handle most claims over the phone and bring claims to satisfactory settlements fast and efficiently.
In many cases, it is possible for them to negotiate out-of-court settlements. We cannot, however, promise that this will be possible in your case, as situations and circumstances can vary significantly between cases. This also means we cannot predict with precision how long it will take to settle your claim or how much compensation you will ultimately be awarded.
What we can promise you is that we will:
- Handle your claim under a conditional (no-win, no-fee*) agreement
- Conduct your claim process as speedily and efficiently as possible
- Strive to get you the maximum possible amount of compensation
Call 0333 500 0993 or 0800 689 0500 from your mobile or a UK landline today to learn more.
Date Published: March 8, 2017
Author: Accident Advice