Bouncy Castles and Trampolines – A Word of Warning

Beware of the dangers of bouncy castles for children’s birthdays and events, writes EmerMulry@berwick.ie, Personal Injury Solicitor.

Having witnessed his employee’s enjoyment while jumping on inflatable tennis covers back in 1959, Louisiana’s John Scurlock, a mechanical engineer by profession, came up with the idea of inventing what we know today as the bouncy castle. As much as he wanted to bring joy to families and children worldwide, its unlikely that he could have predicted the range of hazards that are associated with such fun. As communion and confirmation season quickly approaches, bouncy castle providers look forward to a spike in demand…

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