Most swimming pools have at least one diving board that can be used by anyone who wishes to try their hand at diving. Some pools will have several, each situated one above the other, so you can try out diving from different heights.
It is very unlikely that you would experience an injury while using a diving board, unless you were not using it properly in the first place. However, if you did experience an injury it could have the potential to be a more serious one than you might expect.
How could you be hurt while using a diving board?
Diving boards are naturally quite high, to provide you with enough space to dive in a proper manner. This means it becomes even more important for them to be safe to use. If the diving board area was old and needing repair, and therefore, unsafe to use, it should be cordoned off with clear signs that no one should use it. If this is not the case and you use it without realising the danger and you are hurt, you could have a case to make for diving board injury compensation.
Not only do the diving boards need to be in good condition, the steps leading up to the boards should be safe to use as well. They should not be unclean or slippery in any way, although they may of course be wet. If they are old and crumbling you might end up falling to the floor because they are not suitable or safe to use any more.
Could you be in a position to get some compensation?
Clearly an accident that occurs while using a diving board may potentially involve a fall from height. If this means falling onto the surface around the pool rather than into the pool itself, the injuries you could sustain may be quite serious.
Whatever injuries you suffer and however they occur while using a diving board, you should consider speaking to a professional injury compensation lawyer. They have the required experience to be able to look at your circumstances to see whether a compensation claim could be warranted. By calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, you could find out whether your particular situation might lead to a successful outcome regarding a compensation sum. Make sure you get in touch now to find out more.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead