Trampoline parks are increasingly popular and new ones are regularly launching across the UK – undoubtedly fun places, these parks are also fueling numerous trampoline injury compensation claims.
As more trampoline parks open, personal injuries resulting from a fall from height accident or from colliding with another jumper are on the rise.
“There are two trampoline parks locally, near to where our offices are based, and we’re already handling claims for individuals who’ve suffered injuries at these parks,” says Trevor Morris, Solicitor at and Director of Bartletts Solicitors.
“Trampoline parks are often located in converted warehouses on industrial estates and feature wall-to-wall trampolines and sometimes have split levels or feature big pits full of foam pieces that people can dive into. At the moment, there is no regulatory body to clearly define safety rules in these places – something that is no doubt contributing to the increase in personal injury compensation claims.”
Safety Matters At Trampoline Parks
Trampoline parks should be vigilant about health and safety, and take extensive measures to keep all jumpers safe while they jump – and many are.
Trevor Morris comments: “The difference between a good and a bad trampoline park is frightening, as the possibility for injuries when jumping at height is naturally fairly big. This is why visitors expect there to be an array of measures in place to keep them safe, and why individuals who suffer an injury are often entitled to claim compensation.
“Every participant is asked to sign a waiver form, or adults are asked to sign on behalf of their children, in case of injury. The trampoline parks are all about having fun, for young and old alike, so safety is not usually at the forefront of people’s minds, and many assume the venue is safe. However, even simple procedures such as keeping the trampolines fault-free, running age-specific sessions, especially for younger children, or limiting the number of people allowed on at any one time, isn’t adhered to by many parks.”
Common Types Of Trampoline Injuries
Personal injuries at trampoline parks usually happen because of faulty trampolines, poor safety measures at the venue, or from people landing in an awkward position during a jump.
The most common types of trampoline injuries, include:
- Head injuries
- Facial injuries
- Back, neck or spinal injuries
- Leg or arm injuries
Making A Trampoline Injury Compensation Claim
Your experience at a trampoline park should be a fun and positive one but if it isn’t due to personal injuries you or a loved one suffer while jumping, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
“If your accident was caused by insufficient safety measures, overcrowding, faulty equipment or a general lack of supervision, you most likely have grounds for a claim,” adds Trevor Morris.
“It’s advisable to let a member of staff at the trampoline park know about your accident or a loved one’s injury at the time, if possible, and to get in touch with one of our personal injury specialists as soon as possible so we can provide you with tailored advice and guidance.”
For free and impartial legal advice regarding your personal injury, please contact Bartletts Solicitors on Freephone 0800 988 3674 or Chester - 01244 405 399 or from a mobile on 0333 200 4465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org