In recent years, there’s been a massive increase in the popularity of trampolining, and trampoline parks have popped up all over the UK. Bouncing around can be great fun whether you’re young or old, but there’s no doubt that this is a hazardous hobby. If you’re planning a day out at a trampoline park, it’s a good idea to be aware of the risk of injuries caused by jumping from trampolines into foam pits.
Injuries caused by jumping from trampolines into foam pits
You would think that jumping from trampolines into foam pits would be a safer way to enjoy trampolining. However, there have been a number of accidents, some of them very serious, which have resulted from jumping from a trampoline into a foam pit. The main problem is the depth of the pit. When you’re jumping from a height, you need sufficient depth to support your fall. If the pit is too shallow, the risk of serious injury is high. The way you land can also result in injury. Here are some examples of injuries that may result from jumping from trampolines into foam pits:
- Spinal injuries, including fractures and muscle strain
- Ligament damage in the knees and ankles
- Leg, collarbone and arm fractures
- Neck injuries
Staying safe at a trampoline park
If you’re going trampolining, it’s essential to follow instructions and guidelines and to pay attention to advice from staff members. Avoid jumping too close to others, and know your limits. If you’re not confident about jumping into a foam pit from a height, stick to areas where you feel more comfortable.
The owners of trampoline parks have a duty to protect the public from accidents and injuries. To do this, they must comply with safety guidelines and any equipment that is provided should meet the relevant safety standards. If you’ve been injured at a trampoline park, and you weren’t at fault, you may wish to consider giving Accident Advice Helpline a call. If you can prove that your trampolining accident wasn’t your fault, for example, the equipment was faulty, you should be able to claim compensation for trampolining injuries. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and we can go through the details of your personal injury claim. We have more than 15 years of experience in dealing with compensation for sporting accidents and we operate a no-win, no-fee policy.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice