Trampoline gyms have experienced a high level of popularity throughout the state of California. Unfortunately, as the number of people visiting the trampoline parks has risen so too have the number of injuries suffered by park patrons. The patrons most likely to use the parks are children.
The injuries suffered by the kids at jump gyms can be serious and involve a wide variety of parts of the body. The American Academy of Pediatrics determined that in 2009, approximately 98,000 injuries occurred as a result of children jumping on trampolines. The organization reported nearly a year ago that injuries to the following body parts are common after using trampolines:
As a result of the many injuries to children reported while playing at trampoline parks, in an effort to improve safety at the facilities, some states, including California are seeking to regulate the way in which they are run. Though staff is sometimes placed around the trampolines in the facility, it is apparently not enough.
No one wants to be injured while participating in an activity that is supposed to be fun. While it is standard for each participant to sign a waiver before participating, it is likely that in many cases they are still not aware of the dangers presented by the activity. If negligence on the part of any of the gyms is deemed to play a role in any of the serious injuries that occur, it is possible that the injured person or his or her parents could seek to recover compensation for those injuries.
Source: CBS, “Rising trampoline injuries spur local laws for jump gyms,” Aug. 12, 2013