Trampolining is fun, but it can also be dangerous. If you’re taking part in a trampolining class, or you’ve got a trampoline in the garden, it’s important to take steps to reduce the risk of trampoline injuries, caused by accidents such as slips, trips and falls.
Trampolining has become a very popular form of exercise and entertainment. From garden lawns to purpose-built facilities, it’s possible to enjoy jumping around all over the UK now. So let’s take a look at some of the common trampoline injuries to avoid.
Common trampoline injuries
Trampolining can be a dangerous activity and trampoline injuries are fairly common. Often injuries are mild, but they can also be severe. Examples of common trampoline injuries include:
- Strains and sprains
- Twisted ankle
- Head injuries
- Cuts and bruises
In the most serious cases, trampoline injuries can result in permanent nerve damage, brain damage and paralysis.
Preventing trampoline injuries
If you’re going on a trampoline, follow these pointers to reduce the risk of injury:
- Avoid trampolining when there are lots of people around; pay attention to safety guidelines related to maximum occupancy
- Only attempt tricks if you have sufficient space
- Keep in the middle of the trampoline to avoid bouncing by the edge
- Ensure that the trampoline is placed on a flat surface
- Supervise children at all times
- Ensure the trampoline is located far away from potential hazards, such as trees
Who is liable for a trampoline accident at a sports centre?
If you’re trampolining at home and if you get injured because there are too any people on the trampoline, you will be liable for your trampoline injuries. If you’re injured in a public place, such as a leisure centre, you may be able to claim compensation.
Public liability compensation is awarded in cases where an individual is involved in an accident in a public place as a result of negligence on behalf of the owner or managing authority.
If the trampoline at a gym was faulty, for example, the injured client may be able to file a compensation claim against the firm that owns the gym.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think you may have a case for personal injury compensation and you would like advice about making a no-win no-fee* claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years’ experience in the claims industry and we can help to guide you through the process step by step.
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Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice