If you’ve ever been to a public swimming pool, you’ve probably noticed that a series of health and safety signs adorn the pool walls. Swimming is a fun activity and a great way to keep fit, but there are risks involved. If you’re going swimming, it’s always wise to be wary of potential dangers and to avoid dangerous situations. If you find yourself nursing injuries caused by somebody else, for example, being pushed into a swimming pool, you may consider making a compensation claim.
What are the dangers of being pushed into a swimming pool?
When you’re young, you learn not to run around the pool or try and hold your breath for too long, but did anybody ever warn you about the dangers of being pushed into a swimming pool? If you’ve got older siblings or you’ve been on holiday with friends, you’ve probably been the victim of this practical joke. In many cases, you can escape from being pushed into a swimming pool without any injuries at all. However, there is always a risk of devastating consequences. Perhaps the person who is pushed isn’t a very strong swimmer, or they end up trying to avoid injuries when they’re pushed into the shallow water. The shock element can also be dangerous. If you’re minding your own business one minute, and the next you’re in a freezing cold pool, it can take you a while to react. In the most serious cases, what should have been a bit of fun can spiral into a tragedy.
Can you claim compensation for a swimming pool accident?
If you’ve been injured at a swimming pool, it may be possible to claim compensation, and you should consider giving Accident Advice Helpline a call. If you’ve been injured in the last 3 years, and you have proof that you were not at fault, you have the right to make a claim. If you’re keen to pursue a claim for an accident at a swimming pool, note down as much information about the incident as possible, and get in touch. We have an expert team of personal injury lawyers with experience in dealing with travel accidents and accidents in public places.
To learn more about claiming compensation for a swimming pool accident, call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: February 21, 2017
Author: Accident Advice