Even the safest of environments can sometimes be the location of accidents and injuries, and trampoline parks are no different. There are a number of injuries which can be sustained at trampoline parks, and the chances of these injuries increases if proper health and safety precautions are not taken. First of all, let’s take a look at the most common trampoline park injuries; in no particular order, these injuries are the most common:
- Concussion and other head injuries
- Broken bones
- Fractured wrists
- Neck injuries
- Facial injuries such as broken noses
Why are these injuries the most common?
Most of the injuries which can be sustained a trampoline parks relate to falls and collisions. Although it is usually children using trampoline parks, people of any age can collide into each other accidentally, and such impacts can often lead to concussions and other head injuries. This is also usually how facial injuries happen, with broken or bloodied noses being among the more common injuries at trampoline parks.
When it comes to broken and fractured bones, these can also be caused by collisions, but fractured wrists are more often caused by people trying to break their own fall either on the trampoline, or after falling off it. Neck injuries can be caused by sudden impact, usually with another person, and whiplash-type injuries are not unheard of if the head and neck are jolted back and forth in a violent and unexpected manner.
Are injuries which can be sustained at trampoline parks avoidable?
Every effort must be taken by the people responsible for the trampoline park to make sure it is as safe as can be. Sometimes these people are not as responsible as they could be, and negligent actions such as failing to maintain equipment, not providing enough fully trained staff, or letting the trampolines become overcrowded can all be a form of negligence and lead to injuries that should not have happened.
Call today if you want to make a claim
Accident Advice Helpline has heard from many people who have been injured at trampoline parks and wish to claim compensation. If it can be shown that negligence played a role in your injury, you may have a very good chance of being awarded a significant sum of money, depending on how serious the injury is.
You can call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to discuss your case with us and potentially start a compensation claim.
Date Published: February 15, 2017
Author: Rob Steen