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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Most common accident claims: Lifeguard


    All jobs come with a risk of experiencing accidents at work, however, the role of the lifeguard deals directly with danger. It is the lifeguard’s job to be vigilant at all times, attentive to dangers and accidents in the water. As well as swimming pool lifeguards, who face the risk of common daily accidents such as slips, trips and falls, it is also worth remembering that lifeguards also operate in areas of high risk such as on seafronts and by cliffs.

    Common lifeguard injuries

    The most common accident at work a lifeguard can expect to experience is slips, trips and falls. These accidents occur on wet pool-sides or on uneven surfaces, such as beaches. Other common lifeguarding accidents and injuries include, but are not limited to:

    • Drowning
    • Concussion
    • Assault
    • Slips, trips and falls
    • Lacerations
    • Sprains and strains
    • Sunstroke

    It is important to remember that while lifeguards are responsible for the health and safety of those in the water, they must also work in such a way to prevent themselves from sustaining a work-related injury.

    Injured at work: Who is to blame?

    When you are at work, your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety. When you sustain an injury due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, it could be that your employer is liable for your occupational ailment.

    In the case that your accident did occur due to negligence – failing to provide safe working conditions, in a safe working environment for example – it is likely that your employer will have failed to meet the aforementioned legal obligation. You may, therefore, have a valid case to claim for personal injury compensation.

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    A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can help you determine where liability lies and if your claim is likely to be successful if pursued.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline now has over 14 years’ experience of assisting victims of work-related injury. With a nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals, you can be sure that when you put your claim in the hands of the Accident Advice Helpline it is with the personal injury claims experts.

    Accident Advice Helpline works on a no win no fee basis to recover any compensation that you are entitled to. Call today on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile – for a free initial consultation regarding your accident at work, with no obligation to pursue your claim.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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