Public paddling pools are great to visit in the summer months. Many children go to these pools with their families to enjoy paddling around for a few hours and to play with their friends as well.
These pools are typically well-maintained and are enjoyable to go to, and there is usually plenty of room for parents to sit down around the pool area as well.
Accidents in paddling pools like these are uncommon but there might be situations in which they could potentially occur. Sometimes it will simply be because the child isn’t paying enough attention, or it could be a simple slip or fall.
But in other cases there could be other reasons why accidents in paddling pools can happen, and some of these instances might be down to negligence of some kind.
Why might paddling pools be hazardous?
You would expect the area around a paddling pool to get wet, but it should not be slippery. However if it is not cleaned and maintained regularly enough it might be slippery to walk on.
This might mean a child or even an adult might slip and hurt themselves. In another example a child could cut their foot if they walk on a broken or chipped tile or other sharp area on the bottom of the pool area.
Incidents like these are extremely uncommon and this is due to the quality of the upkeep of paddling pools up and down the country. Even if they are not in use all year they will be rigorously-maintained when they are in use.
Finding out whether someone else is to blame
We all understand that accidents do simply happen at times. However there are situations where someone else is clearly to blame.
For example if your child cut their foot on the bottom of the pool because a hazard was present there, this would not be their fault. It should have been maintained, seen and dealt with so no accident could occur.
Contact the team here at Accident Advice Helpline now to find out more about the circumstances surrounding your child’s accident. If you contact the team at AAH on 0800 689 0500 you can speak with an expert in these incidents.
This could lead to a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim to seek compensation for what occurred. It might be the best thing you could do.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accidents at home