The summer will be here before we know it, and for many of us, this means booking a holiday in the sunshine. If you have children, there’s nothing more appealing than a day at the water park, but be careful to avoid accidents. Even the most sedate pools and rides can harbour risks and you should be wary of the dangers of lazy rivers and water slides. If you’re planning a holiday abroad and you want to visit a water park, here are some handy hints to reduce the risk of holiday accidents.
The dangers of lazy rivers
Lazy rivers are a popular feature of water parks. A lazy river ride usually involves travelling in an inflatable ring or a raft along a route in a shallow pool. Although this ride may sound relaxing, it’s wise to be wary of the dangers of lazy rivers. You may assume that it’s safe for people who aren’t particularly strong swimmers to glide along a lazy river, but there is always a risk of falling into the water, and it’s possible to get into trouble and even drown in shallow water. You may also risk injury if you hit the side of the pool while you’re moving along or if the current becomes stronger without prior notice.
Claiming for a water park accident
When you go to a water park, there’s an element of risk involved. If you want to take on a giant water slide, for example, you should be prepared for what’s to come. The owners and operators of water parks have a duty to comply with health and safety legislation to prevent travel accidents, but they are not always to blame for water park accident injuries. If you haven’t followed the instructions or used the appropriate safety equipment, for example, you will be liable for any holiday injuries you sustain.
Have you been injured at a water park and you weren’t at fault, you may be able to claim compensation provided that you can prove that somebody else was to blame. If you have evidence to support your water park accident claim, call Accident Advice Helpline now. We have more than 15 years of experience in handling travel claims, and we have an expert team of personal injury lawyers on hand to help. Our lines are open 24/7, we operate a no-win, no-fee* policy, and most of our clients never have to go to court. To find out more, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: April 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice