Taking your kids to a trampoline park is often a great way to spend a few hours and let your children burn off some energy. However, many parents have reservations about going to a trampoline park as they are unsure whether they are safe for their children, and whether accidents happen on a regular basis. When it comes to trampoline park injuries, while bumps and bruises may be relatively common, serious accidents do not happen on a very regular basis.
However, given the nature of trampolines and how many children of various ages may be playing on them at the same time, there is certainly the potential for serious trampoline park injuries to occur.
How do trampoline park injuries happen?
A lot of the time, how safe a trampoline park is for its users boils down to the precautions and safety procedures put in place by the people running the park. The trampoline equipment must be installed properly to make sure it is secure and that all connecting springs and fastening apparatus are completely out of the way of the users. If a piece of metal on the framework of a trampoline is exposed and a child or another user falls on it, this can cause a nasty laceration.
One of the most common ways trampoline park injuries happen is when children crash into each other unexpectedly. Organisers are supposed to keep children of different ages part, so that youngsters of five or six years old are not bouncing alongside teenagers for example. Teenagers (and of course adults) are much heavier than young children and so it is very likely if there is a coming together on the trampoline, it would be the younger child who would get injured.
Injuries sustained often include concussions, injuries to the wrists and ankles, and in serious cases broken bones which could be sustained to the arms, legs or even the collarbone if there is an awkward landing.
Have you or your children been injured at a trampoline park?
If you visited a trampoline park with your family or friends and ended up sustaining an injury, you may be able to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a claim for trampoline park injuries to either yourself or your children, and if we take on your case it will be on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to let us know what happened to you.
Date Published: February 14, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident in a public place