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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.
JMW can help you to take legal action against an individual who caused the injury for failing to act in a safe and responsible manner.
To make a claim for a bouncy castle accident that you have had in the last three years, call us today on 0800 054 6570. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you.
How JMW Can Help
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. A financial award will also 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 or fairgrounds, or are a permanent fixture at certain establishments. However, they can become very dangerous if people behave recklessly on or around them.
There is a number of hazards that can result in an accident being caused if the risk is not reduced. These 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.
Common Injuries Caused by Bouncy Castle Accidents
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
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, if a child is injured due to the negligence of a supervising adult, parents seeking compensation must pursue their claim with the hirer - which JMW can help with - rather than the provider of the bouncy castle.
It is up to those hiring the bouncy castle for an event to take responsibility for any incidents.
I Kept an Eye on my Child but They Still Suffered an Injury - Can I Still Make a Claim?
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.