If you are concerned about whether or not trampoline parks are dangerous places, it may be because you have never visited one before, or it could be that you had an accident in one and want to know who was to blame. In either case, let’s take a look at health and safety in trampoline parks and what kind of protection you should expect when visiting one.
Are trampoline park injuries common?
Trampoline parks are not inherently dangerous places, especially if every precaution is taken to make sure everyone is safe and sound. Children make up the majority of customers in a trampoline park, although some places also allow adults to use the trampolines in certain areas or at certain times of the day. Children using the trampolines should certainly be supervised at all times, and not just by parents but also by trained members of staff. This is a good way of making sure everyone is well behaved and not acting in a dangerous manner.
Nevertheless, accidents do happen and trampoline parks are dangerous places when not all precautions are taken. Broken bones are not unheard of, especially with a very forceful collision between two people, or a fall onto the ground if the trampolines are raised. Head injuries from people bashing their heads together accidentally are one of the more common injuries, with lumps and bumps being common, and concussions and lacerations less so.
I’ve heard trampoline parks are dangerous places
Not if they are looked after properly. Problems arise when the management of such a place fails to make sure the premises are not as safe as possible. If there are not enough staff on hand, or if they have not been properly trained, this could lead to a poor level of safety, and therefore accidents and injuries. It is in circumstances like this when people consider making a claim for compensation after being injured at a trampoline park.
Did you visit a dangerous trampoline park?
Taking yourself or your children to a trampoline park should be a fun and safe experience. If you or your child were injured through no fault of your own, you may wish to consider contacting Accident Advice Helpline in order to make a compensation claim. When you contact us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) you can find out whether you have a claim without any obligation to proceed. Call today for free initial advice from the experts.
Date Published: February 15, 2017
Author: Rob Steen