Swimming pools are a fun distraction in the hot summer months. They offer the opportunity to cool down and enjoy swimming while also being a place to hang out, lounging around and reading a book or simply sunbathing.
There was always a sign at public swimming baths to suggest no running or bombing but just why is this dangerous?
Since pools are a place with water as a main part of their existence there is always a high possibility that there will be spills and splashes leading to wet surfaces around the outside of the pool. This means a much higher possibility of slips, trips and falls which means a danger of accidents and resultant injuries. If you suffer an injury as the result of a swimming pool accident then you might be eligible to claim for compensation.
Common injuries at the pool
If you trip, slip or fall by the pool then it is quite possible you will land awkwardly and as a result these injuries are quite likely:
- Head injuries – from hitting the side of the pool, the ground or other objects like sun loungers
- Drowning – can be linked to head injuries if the victim is knocked unconscious and lands in the water
- Twisted ankles – falling awkwardly can easily lead to these injuries
If you have suffered a fall, slip or trip injury in the last three years as the result of an accident which was somebody else’s fault then call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of our friendly advisors.
Accident Advice Helpline’s legal team has years of experience dealing with exactly these types of compensation claim and operate on a 100 per cent no win, no fee* basis. Most claimants will find they never have to attend court with their part of the case being entirely processed over the phone, although the length of time it takes to process these cases can vary.
You can log on to our website and take our ’30-second test’ to get an idea of whether you will qualify for compensation. Or you can call us on our free-phone number 0800 689 0500 and the professional advice given will help you to understand the process with no obligation to proceed. Consumer champion and TV celebrity Dame Esther Rantzen is the patron of the company so you can be confident that they put your best interests first.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice