Swimming is widely agreed to be an enjoyable and healthy activity to get involved in. While some people dive in and do a great number of lengths, others enjoy a more sedate swim. However, in every case, they tend to feel much better afterwards. The muscles are supported in the water, too, so even those with injuries and other ailments can find it much easier to swim than to take part in other activities. The consequences of unsafe swimming pools are rarely encountered.
While the majority of swimming pools are kept in excellent condition, there may potentially be cases where the standards are not as good as you might assume they should be. In these cases, there is an increased chance of something going wrong, and someone being injured as a result.
Examples of things that might happen
When you walk out to use a swimming pool, you will be barefoot. This makes it all the more important to be able to rely on tiled surroundings that are of good quality. If any of the tiles are cracked or missing, this can lead to a tripping incident occurring, or perhaps a risk of cutting your foot. Additionally, if the tiles are not kept scrupulously clean at all times, there could be a risk of slipping over.
The pool itself must also be safe to use. For instance, tiles in the pool should also be checked and replaced if they are damaged in any way. Furthermore, there should also be clear signage that indicates the depth of the water in each end. The same applies to any other smaller pools in the vicinity. Finally, there should always be lifeguards on duty just in case anything should go wrong.
Have you suffered an accident at a swimming pool?
Having an accident because you were larking around and not observing the safety rules is one thing. However, if you have been injured because of the consequences of unsafe swimming pools, you may have a chance to claim some compensation as a result.
To find out whether this applies to your situation, just call 0800 689 0500 today to find out more. This is the best way to make sure you can find out whether a no win, no fee* claim could be expertly handled by Accident Advice Helpline. It takes just a moment to find out for sure.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Swimming accident claims