A woman feared she would be paralysed after she was seriously hurt at a trampoline park.
Liza Jones is still suffering from the injuries she sustained at Flip Out Chester near Ellesmere Port on February 1 - the same day an Ellesmere Port man was also seriously hurt.
The 26-year-old, who is a cardiac nurse at Wrexham Maelor, was on the "tower jump" - a four metre high platform with a foam pit underneath - when she suffered the injury.
On landing in the pit at the bottom of the jump, Liza felt a searing pain in her back and was rushed to hospital.
Medics diagnosed a back fracture and burst vertebrae and she underwent surgery at Liverpool’s Walton Centre to have metal plates and screws inserted in her back.
Liza, who was visiting the attraction with boyfriend Luke, said: “It was really scary. It was the most pain I’ve ever suffered in my life.
“When I got to hospital, they did an X-ray and CT scan and I was not allowed to move. They wanted to keep me flat on my back.
“They said I had an unstable fracture and one of my vertebrae had burst, which meant I had fragments of bone sticking out that could have paralysed me.
“I didn’t know how serious it was until then, and I was very scared of the operation and of my future.
“I could tell Luke was scared as well. He didn’t know if I was going to end up in a wheelchair.”
Liza visited the trampoline park on the same day that Ellesmere Port student George Magraw, 21, used the "tower jump" attraction and was left with a fractured spine.
He, like Liza, has been left in agony and faces months of recovery.
Liza said: “The pain is worse at night and I can hardly move in the mornings.
“Some days I am really aching to the point where I want to watch telly but can’t sit in the chair to watch it. I just want to lie flat.
“I can’t lean forwards or bend to pick things up, and I can’t lift things.
"It just feels like a massive ache sometimes and it’s difficult because I’m used to doing such an active job.”
Liza, who may need further surgery to remove the metalwork, is now taking legal action against the trampoline park.
Flip Out, which has voluntarily closed the tower jump, is also being investigated by Cheshire West and Chester Council amid safety concerns after stories of other injuries emerged.
Michael Hardacre, a public liability lawyer from Slater and Gordon, who is representing Liza, said: “Reports of accidents at Flip Out are extremely worrying and we will be thoroughly investigating Liza’s case.
"In the meantime, it is reassuring that the ‘tower jump’ has been closed.
“Liza says she followed the health and safety instructions on landing, but clearly this wasn’t enough to prevent a serious injury which could have been much worse.”
Following the incidents, Flip Out also uploaded a safety video on YouTube titled We’re all about fun! "However, it is paramount to us that our beloved customers are safe when using any of the equipment in our Trampoline Theme park.”
Flip Out confirmed they had “three incidents” on February 1.
A spokesman added: “We have replaced the Tower Jump with a new Battle Beam attraction.”