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Bouncy Castle Accident Claims
If safety rules on a bouncy castle are not followed or infants are not supervised, bouncy castles can result in accidents and subsequent injuries. We can help you to take legal action against an individual who caused the injury by failing to act in a safe and responsible manner.
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The severity of injuries caused by an accident on a bouncy castle can vary, but some can have long-lasting effects. The most common types of injury include
- Head injuries
- Fractures and broken bones
- Serious injuries, such as brain damage and spinal damage
If your child sustains an injury on a bouncy castle, you may have to take time out of work to care for your child. Our solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation that can cover your lost earnings, as well as help to pay for medical and rehabilitation treatments should they be a requirement. It is our aim to ensure your child’s recovery is quick and effective, which is why we will act on your behalf to make sure you get the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Causes of Bouncy Castle Accidents
Bouncy castles and other inflatables are rented out for events, such as village fayres, children’s birthday parties and fairgrounds, or are a permanent fixture at certain establishments. However, they can become very dangerous if people behave recklessly on or around them. Hazards that can result in an accident include:
- The bouncy castle deflating due to lack of pressure
- Lack of safety mats around the bouncy castle
- Defective safety mats
- Instability caused by windy weather conditions
- Users wearing unsuitable footwear and clothing
- Exposed guy ropes and anchorages
- Faulty electrical equipment
- Lack of supervision
Regardless of how you or your child were injured while on a bouncy castle, if it was caused by somebody else’s negligence, we will be able to help you make a claim for compensation.
Before the bouncy castle is set up by the hirer, the supplier usually makes customers sign a terms and conditions agreement, which states that in the event of an injury occurring while the inflatable is in use, the supplier will not be found liable. As a result of this agreement, it is up to those hiring the bouncy castle for an event to take responsibility for any incidents.
If a child is injured due to the negligence of a supervising adult, parents seeking compensation must pursue their claim with the hirer rather than the provider of the bouncy castle.
Can I make a claim if I was supervising my child on a bouncy castle?
Most parents are careful to oversee all aspects of a party and look out for any behaviour that 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 an 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 at JMW are always ready to provide advice to those who have been wronged through somebody else’s negligence.