Thanks to indoor swimming facilities, if you like to take a dip, you can do so whatever the weather in the UK. Yet, whether you swim in April, August or October, the risks if you run around a pool remain exactly the same.
While you, yourself, may be heading to the swim centre to kick back with a coffee and book, while the rest of the clan take to the waters, it is imperative that they are aware of the dangers if they run around a pool, such as slips, trips and falls.
The health and safety risks when you run around a pool
When you run around a pool, it is likely that you will run across or through water that has splashed onto the side, or dripped off other swimmers. While swimming pools do have to take safety measures to ensure the flooring provides suitable grip for swimmers, the risks when you run around a pool remain.
Slips and falls around swimming pools are extremely common pool-related accidents. When you do slip and fall beside the pool, you will be landing on hard flooring with no clothing to cushion the impact of the fall.
With this in mind, if you run around a pool and fall, you are likely to suffer injuries of varying severity, including, but not limited to:
- Twisted ankles
- Strains and sprains
- Back injuries
- Head injuries
Claiming compensation for accidents at the pool
If you have been involved in an accident at a pool through no fault of your own, and you believe a third party is to blame, Accident Advice Helpline can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
When you visit a swimming centre, you do so with the belief that you will have a safe experience. The owners and managers at the swimming centre have a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. In the case that you suffer an injury due to their negligence, they can be held liable for the harm you, or your family member, have suffered.
Accident Advice Helpline
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with a friendly advisor at Accident Advice Helpline today.
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Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice