Many people have probably used a trampoline at some point in their lives. They are often used in PE lessons at school, at local leisure centres, play centres or parks or even in gardens at home or at a friend’s house.
Although this activity can be a great way to have fun while staying in shape, it can also be dangerous. Parents should always ensure that children follow safety advice when on trampolines – failure to do this could easily result in injury and, consequently, an accident claim from injuring themselves on the trampoline. Incidents can occur where a child being pushed off by another child, the trampoline was not set up correctly by either a company like a leisure centre or at somebody’s home, or it could be that the trampoline was defective and broke easily.
If you or your child has suffered a fall or other accident whilst using a trampoline, you may be entitled to compensation with YouClaim – providing the incident was not your fault. Call today on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in an online enquiry form. Our solicitors will be able to give you a better idea of whether you have a claim when you have told them your situation.
Accidents can be minor such as grazes, cuts and bumps, but they may be more serious and could include serious broken bones or fractures, wounds or neck, spine and back injuries from improper use or accidents, falling from a height or in an awkward manner. Unfortunately, spine, neck and back injuries can become serious, resulting in loss of mobility or in some cases, brain damage.
Common injuries sustained from trampolines can include soft tissue injuries, fractures or head and spinal injuries. A fun day of playing can very quickly turn bad, leading to long term consequences.
If you or your child has suffered an injury on a trampoline, which was caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party you could be able to take legal action.
YouClaim's esteemed solicitors panel work to ensure that claimants receive a completely risk-free legal service, and we will do our best to make sure that you receive the best compensation possible as a result of you or your child's injury.
Whether you would like some early-stage legal advice or would like to commence a trampoline injury claim with us today, talk to an advisor by calling 0800 10 757 95 or 0333 240 0871 from a mobile or by filling in our online claim form to request a call back.
Children should never be left to play on trampolines unattended. Instead, a suitable adult should be in attendance at all times to supervise play and thus help minimise the risk of accident injuries occurring.
If a child has been injured in a public place, play centre, leisure centre or at school, the management is liable for enforcing health and safety, trampoline maintenance and for supervising children with qualified staff. Accidents on trampolines could occur from negligence of an appropriate adult and a lack of supervision, accidents falling off or when on the trampoline or an accident involving the equipment or apparatus itself, which may be a maintenance or manufacturer fault.
Management of public places, individuals hiring a trampoline, child carers or sports instructers all have a duty of care for the children under their supervision. They must provide an adequate level of health and safety, and where appropriate, training and guidance when using a trampoline. If appropriate adults have acted negligently, which has resulted in an injury whilst using their trampoline, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
The role of the appropriate adult includes:
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