When you go to a swimming pool, the sight of a diving board can be appealing. Some of us have ambitions to scale the dizzy heights and test our mettle while others enjoy the thrill of gaining that extra bit of height when diving into the pool. If you’re a fan of diving or you enjoy using the diving board when you’re splashing around and having fun, you may not have thought of the risk of diving board accidents. Most people step onto the board, jump and end up in the water without any problems at all, but it is possible to sustain injuries, which can be severe. If you’ve been involved in diving board accidents, it may be worth giving Accident Advice Helpline a call to learn more about claiming compensation.
The most common diving board accidents
Diving board accidents can affect the person diving, as well as people who are already in the water at the time of the dive. Examples of accidents include:
- Injuries caused by damage to the board or using a defective board
- Collisions in the water
- Injuries caused by landing heavily or in an awkward position
- Slipping off the diving board
Diving injuries can range from minor cuts and grazes to significant, even life-threatening injuries, such as head and spinal injuries.
Who is liable for a diving accident?
If you’re thinking about claiming compensation for a diving accident, you’ll need to figure out who was liable for the swimming pool accident. If you were liable, you won’t be eligible for compensation. If somebody else was to blame for the diving accident, you may have a case for compensation. You could have been injured as a result of using a faulty diving board or you may have experienced problems as a result of the board being worn or broken. If this is the case, the manufacturer or the pool operator or owner should be liable.
If you’ve been injured in a diving accident in the last 3 years, and you have evidence to prove that you were not at fault, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have more than 15 years of experience in helping clients to claim personal injury compensation, and we pride ourselves on offering a reliable, professional service. We take on all the hard work for you, we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, and the majority of our clients don’t have to go to court. Our helplines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: February 21, 2017
Author: Accident Advice