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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

    Kids falling onto plastic swimming pool covers

    Plastic swimming pool covers are generally regarded as one of the main pieces of equipment that improve pool-related health and safety. They may keep grime and rubble out of the pool water, while preventing lacerations and infection, but are plastic swimming pool covers actually more of a risk to health and safety?

    Before you head off on your summer family holiday, it is important to understand the health and safety risks you may encounter during your getaway. Being prepared is a great way to minimise the risk of accidents on holiday, meaning you don’t have to worry about a travel accident compensation claim when you return.

    With that in mind, just what are the dangers associated with plastic swimming pool covers?

    The dangers of plastic swimming pool covers

    The main issue associated with plastic swimming pool covers is that children can mistake them for trampolines, or be in the belief that they are safe to run across.

    Sadly, plastic swimming pool covers cannot support the weight of a child, and so as the youngster makes their first steps onto the cover, they will become submerged, and will likely become trapped under the pool cover.

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    While this can cause mild injuries such as slip and fall lacerations, for example, if a young child were to become trapped under the cover, it could cause death by drowning.

    Claiming compensation for accidents abroad

    If you, or a member of your family, have been involved in an accident on holiday, through no fault of your own, Accident Advice Helpline could help you recover the travel accident compensation you are entitled to.

    Travel accident compensation claims can be complex, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury.

    During this initial consultation, we can discuss the foundations of your case. This will enable us to determine whether you have a case eligible to claim, and also where liability is likely to lie for the harm you have suffered.

    Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline

    For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today, via our freephone helpline number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. Call us at a time suited to you; we’re ready to take your call.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    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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