Steve Green, a Partner and Head of the Personal Injury Department at Fosters Solicitors in Norwich, was interviewed on BBC Radio Norfolk on Tuesday regarding the increased numbers of injuries caused by trampoline accidents at trampolining parks.
Figures obtained by the BBC confirmed a 12-fold increase between 2015 and 2016, albeit this was then followed by a 40% drop in 2017. The total number of ambulance call-outs over the three year period was 123.
Commenting on the trend Mr Green said, "whilst the figures do show an increase, this has to be seen against the thousands of visitors each week to the three trampoline parks in Norfolk."
He explained that it is difficult to pursue a claim for injuries caused by trampolining due to the legal doctrine known as "volenti non fit injuria" - loosely translated as "to a willing person, injury is not done". This, combined with the need to prove negligence (fault) on the part of the trampoline park, is the main reason why such claims have a low success rate.