Many of us choose to make the most of nature and swim in open lakes during the warmer months, but this can be a very dangerous activity. The vast majority of drownings take place at open water sites, with many of them being linked to poor understanding of open water safety. Experienced swimmers with a strong knowledge of how to stay safe in open water sites can share their expertise with others to stop them from coming to harm whilst swimming in open lakes.
Staying safe when swimming in open lakes
Open water swimming takes place not only in lakes but rivers, canals, reservoirs and more. Lakes feature flat water that has minimal movement, but this doesn’t mean they are completely safe. People visiting open water lakes should avoid swimming away from the shore, take note of warning signs, avoid entering fast flowing water and drifting in currents. You need to leave the water as soon as you begin to feel cold and you should never get into an open lake after drinking alcohol. You also need to be aware of underwater hazards and don’t go in alone.
If you have been injured whilst swimming and it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to assist you. Perhaps you came to harm because someone failed in their duty of care to you, or the equipment you hired had a fault? Whatever the case, we have vast experience when it comes to helping people who have come to harm whilst swimming. We do advise you to keep hold of any documents and evidence related to your accident so we can make your case as strong and convincing as possible, and we welcome you to get in touch at any point if you do have any queries about how to make a claim.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Contact us today if you need more information about claiming after swimming in open lakes. We can tell you whether you’re likely to have a case and how much you could get in compensation. You may wish to take the 30-second test on our site to see whether you’re eligible, or you can just go ahead and give us a call on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) to learn more. Don’t wait any longer – get in touch today if you have come to harm at a lake and it wasn’t your fault.
Date Published: April 18, 2017
Author: Accident Advice