Swimming pool negligence compensation can be awarded in cases where someone has been hurt and someone else (possibly the pool owner) can be proven to have been negligent in their duties. When you go to a swimming pool, whether it is an indoor pool or an outdoor one, you would expect it to be safe, clean and pleasant to use. It is uncommon for anyone to suffer an accident at a pool that is found to have been caused by someone else.
It can and does occasionally – if rarely – happen though. It may potentially happen in various ways as well. For example we all know the areas around a swimming pool can and will be wet most of the time. However they should be regularly cleaned so as to ensure no mould can grow there. Not only does this have the potential to make people ill, it could also potentially cause someone to slip over. This might lead to them incurring an injury.
The duties of life guards
Life guards are trained to provide life-saving actions if they are called upon to do so. For example someone might hit their head diving into the pool and require urgent help. The life guard must be alert and ready to dive in and help the person, providing medical assistance until the paramedics arrive.
Similarly, if lessons are being held for schoolchildren or even for adults, they should be provided by someone who is experienced in teaching people how to swim. The staff must know how to be alert to problems and how to deal with them. Similarly, life guards must regularly check the water and the people who are there in case anyone requires any help.
Did you suffer injuries while using a pool?
No one would want to be in a situation where they might have to claim swimming pool negligence compensation, but in reality this can occasionally happen. If you’ve been hurt at your local pool, or your child has been injured there (or at any other pool come to that) call Accident Advice Helpline now. Accident Advice Helpline runs a free enquiry line that is open for anyone to use.
If you call on 0800 689 0500 it could be the first essential step towards making a no win, no fee claim to seek compensation. We can provide you with information and no-obligation advice.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead