Whether your holiday campsite offers an indoor or outdoor swimming pool, staff members who maintain the area and provide a lifeguarding service should always supervise the area.
While there are obvious dangers surrounding water safety, it is also important that the area is clean to prevent illness and injury. This includes cleanliness of the water itself and of the general area, with no sign of debris such as broken glass nearby. The area should also be drained or mopped to prevent slips, trips and falls.
Swimmers are particularly vulnerable to injury and illness. Many swim and use the surrounding area bare foot, meaning that debris can easily cause wounds to feet.
I’ve been injured while in a swimming pool, do I have a claim?
If you have sustained an injury on holiday in the UK, or abroad on a holiday booked through a UK travel agency, you may be able to claim compensation for your camping accident.
Whether you suffered a swimming pool injury due to insufficient supervision or because of poor maintenance of the swimming area, you must be able to prove that you were in no way accountable for the harm you suffered.
The camping holiday in question must also have taken place in the last three years.
How will I know if my claim will be successful?
Unfortunately, there is no way of predicting whether individual cases will be successful. You can, however, make use of online tools such as Accident Advice Helpline’s compensation calculator, which evaluates the basics of your case to determine an estimated outcome.
There are also ways to strengthen your camping accident case. Take photographs of the incident including the issue that caused your injury. Note down the details of any witnesses who are willing to provide an account of the incident, and collate evidence of your injury including photographs and medical records.
When you are worried about whether or not your claim will succeed, it is a good idea to allow a law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline process your claim.
Their no win, no fee* claim is handled by legal experts.
How do I process my claim?
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. With 13 years’ experience in handling personal injury claims you can guarantee that their dedicated team will give you expert advice, with no obligation to proceed with your case.
Date Published: December 14, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Camping accident claims