Thousands of children are injured each year as a result of trampolines and bounce houses. Children can be injured by colliding with others, or when they fall off the trampoline or fall out of the bounce house. Injuries are more likely when children of different sizes are jumping at the same time.
Injuries can happen to any part of the body from a collision or fall. Head and neck injuries are the most serious. Neck injuries usually happen when children try to do flips and land on their head or neck instead of their feet. Children can be paralyzed for life from a trampoline injury. The injury rate is highest for children younger than 6 years old.
If you have a trampoline, check your homeowner insurance policy to find out if an injury claim would be covered. If it is not covered, consider adding an injury rider to your policy.