Going swimming is a great family day out but it’s also a fantastic way to keep fit, working all of your major muscles and giving you a full body workout. When you’re at your local swimming pool, being involved in an accident is probably the last thing on your mind, but accidents can and do happen. If you or a member of your family has been injured whilst swimming, you could claim swimming pool accident compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience helping people just like you claim compensation – get in touch with us to find out more.
Common swimming pool accidents
Swimming pools can be busy places and accidents can happen if health and safety regulations are not followed. Here are a few of the most common accidents we have dealt with swimming pool accident compensation claims for:
- Gastric illness caused by unhygienic swimming pools
- Cuts to legs or feet caused by damaged surface in the pool or poolside
- Children falling in the pool whilst unsupervised
- Near-drowning accidents due to missing or damaged safety equipment
- Damaged pool ladders so getting in and out is difficult – or could cause cuts
- Untrained or unqualified lifeguard unable to assist anyone struggling in the water, or lack of lifeguard
- Defective drain catching hair or swimming costume/clothing and causing an accident
- No safety lines separating the shallow and deep end of the pool leading to accident
Accidents in pools could have serious consequences, particularly for children who should always be supervised when in the water. It might be that your child has been injured whilst at a swimming class with a negligent teacher, or they could have fallen in the pool and defective safety equipment has hindered their rescue. Or perhaps you have suffered cuts to your legs or feet from sharp objects or surfaces in the pool or poolside, which required medical treatment. Whatever has happened you could find you’re able to claim personal injury compensation; after all, it’s not your fault.
How much compensation will you receive?
The amount you could receive if your claim is successful takes into account the severity of your injuries, your pain and suffering and any loss of earnings. In the case of injured children, you may have needed to take an extended period of time off work unpaid to care for them, and this will be considered when working out your personal injury settlement. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our expert advisors are here to offer confidential advice and there’s no obligation to go ahead with a claim if you call us.
Date Published: September 25, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton