If you have never been to a trampoline park before, or taken your children to one, you may be concerned about whether or not trampoline parks are safe, or whether accidents are commonplace. Although trampoline park accidents do happen, it is not all that difficult to make sure such parks are safe environments for both adults and children, although this really does depend on how vigilant the management is.
What trampoline park accidents can happen?
Trampoline parks are usually used by children and one of the most common accidents to occur is simply for two or more children to collide into each other as they are playing. Such a collision can lead to concussion, head lacerations, bloodied noses, and even more serious injuries such as broken bones or fractures.
It is also possible for children and adults alike to completely fall off the trampoline onto the floor. It is for this reason that many trampoline parks have protective flooring, and also use trampolines at ground level so that there is no great distance to fall. Nevertheless, should a user fall off the trampoline, similar injuries to the above can happen, and fractured wrists can also occur when people reach out to break their falls.
How to prevent trampoline park accidents
Although parents must take responsibility for their children and make sure they are not acting inappropriately, trampoline parks should also make sure all trampolines are being watched by a trained member of staff. This should reduce the chances of accidents happening, and should an injury be sustained, a trained first aider should be available to help.
It is also very important to make sure all of the trampolines and associated equipment are maintained properly so that they can withstand all of the bouncing and jumping they are supposed to. Failure to maintain equipment can lead to trampolines breaking or becoming dangerous, therefore increasing the chances of an injury.
Is it possible to claim?
Some people who have been hurt in trampoline park accidents have successfully claimed for compensation when it can be shown that the management was negligent in its actions. If you think you or a family member was hurt because of negligence, call Accident Advice Helpline today to see if you can make a claim for compensation. There is no obligation to proceed simply because you made a query, and you can call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) any time.