Most of us have been swimming at one time or another. In some cases people book holidays where their accommodation provides them with access to a swimming pool, whether it is inside or outside the accommodation itself. In other cases we might go along to our local pool to enjoy a swim.
There will be few instances where someone suffers a serious swimming pool injury. There have been instances where this has occurred, but it may happen for all kinds of reasons. The crucial factor is to determine whether someone has been injured through the negligence of those in charge of the pool. We all know there are cases where accidents just happen, and in some cases we might do something silly such as jumping into what we know is the shallow end and suffering an injury that we could have avoided. However, where the incident is not our fault and someone else is to blame, we can possibly make a claim for compensation.
How could a serious swimming pool injury occur?
The swimming pool area and the pool itself should always be fit for purpose. If tiles are broken and sharp someone might cut themselves on them. Furthermore if there is not an appropriate level of chlorine in the water and someone cuts themselves, there could potentially be a higher chance of infection.
Getting the proper medical attention should of course always be your priority in these cases. However, you should also make sure you do everything you can to seek advice regarding the possibility of a compensation claim. You never know whether you might have a strong case to make a claim for your serious swimming pool injury.
There should be clear rules and regulations on the use of a pool. For example there should be information on how deep various parts of the pool are, depending on whether there is a deep end and a shallow end. If an area should not permit diving, this should be clearly signed.
In the end there can always potentially be the chance of something going wrong. However, if the proper steps have not been taken to provide a safe pool area, the chances of injury could potentially be higher than they should be.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline
Call Accident Advice Helpline without delay on 0800 689 0500 on a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile now to find out more about claiming compensation for your serious swimming pool injury, or for any other injury you have suffered in an accident that was the fault of someone else.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown