Both children and adults can enjoy a bouncy castle, but if safety rules are not followed, or infants are not supervised, it could result in an accident and a subsequent compensation claim being made.
Inflatables, which are rented out for events such as village fairs, child’s birthday parties or fairgrounds, or bought by establishments as a permanent fixture, are designed with fun in mind but can be very dangerous if people behave recklessly on them.
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Before the bouncy castle is set up by the hirer, the company usually makes the customer sign a terms and conditions agreement which states that, in the event of an injury taking place whilst the inflatable is in use, the supplier will not be found liable.
Due to this agreement with the company, if a child gets injured due to the negligence of the supervising adult then parents seeking compensation must pursue their claim with the hosts and not the bouncy castle provider.
It is up to those hiring the bouncy castle for an event to take responsibility for any incidents.
Some hosts may be genuinely negligent during an event, and this could lead to a preventable whiplash neck injury, or other incident. Most parents however, are careful to oversee all aspects of a party and look out for any behaviour which could result in a child getting hurt.
In cases where parents have acted to the best of their ability to avert any accidents, but a child still suffers injury, it may be decided that the incident was not reasonably foreseeable.
As every case is different, it is best to discuss your situation with an expert. The solicitors here at YouClaim can advise you as to whether or not you have a viable claim for compensation.
If you or your child has sustained a personal injury, including whiplash, in a non-fault accident while on an inflatable, you could be eligible to claim compensation. As a parent, you may also need to take time out of work to care for your child, which compensation will help to alleviate. There have been many cases where serious brain, spine and neck injuries have received considerable settlements due to the permanent and life-threatening nature of such injuries.