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Reducing Trampoline Accidents That Result In Injury

October 13, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Reducing Trampoline Accidents That Result In Injury

Trampolines offer a great opportunity for children and adults alike to enjoy much-needed exercise and recreation. However, these fun and exciting pieces of equipment can also cause serious accidents that result in substantial injury. In some cases, a trampoline can even cause an accident that will result in loss of life. Being careful and adhering to all safety precautions when using a trampoline is essential to ensuring the most safety possible for all involved.

Never Attempt To Perform A Somersault

One example of a good trampoline safety precaution is to never allow more than one person on a trampoline at any given time. This is one of the easiest ways to prevent an accident from ever occurring. Multiple people on a trampoline can easily cause injury and serious accidents. Equally important is to ensure children and adults alike never attempt to perform a somersault or other type of erratic maneuver. Somersaults and similar activities can quickly result in head injuries, spinal cord injuries and neck injuries. Many of these injuries can result in paralysis or permanent disability.

Positioned Far Enough Away From Structures

An additional example of a good precaution to take to avoid injury when using a trampoline is to always incorporate the use of shock absorbing pads. These pads are designed and intended to completely cover the trampoline’s frame, hooks and springs. They serve an important purpose and should not be overlooked. As an added safety measure, a trampoline should always be positioned far enough away from structures, trees and other types of obstacles to avoid the potential for injury. Equally important is to ensure the children never use a trampoline without adult supervision.

Always Maintain A Trampoline In A State Of Good Repair

As an added note, parents should make certain that ladders are not in close proximity to a trampoline. This could result in small children gaining access to a trampoline and becoming injured. Most trampolines today come with an enclosure that is intended to prevent falls. Parents should make certain the trampoline enclosure is always used and always in a state of good repair. Finally, one of the best strategies for reducing trampoline related injuries is to place the equipment in a pit so the jumping surface is equal with the ground. Contact Hastings & Hastings today for Phoenix personal injury legal assistance anytime there has been injury or loss of life due to the negligence of another person or business.