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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Slips by the side of a hotel pool

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a great deal of experience when it comes to helping people get compensation for slips by the side of a hotel pool and similar accidents. We have been getting compensation on behalf of our clients since 2000 and are waiting to hear from you if you have had an….

    Can you claim if your child is hurt on a slide at the swimming pool?

    Has your child been hurt on a slide at the swimming pool? Was the accident caused by negligent staff or badly-maintained facilities? If so, there’s a big chance we will be able to help you get compensation. The compensation you get after an accident can help you cover a range of costs related to the….

    Can you claim if you catch a bacterial infection from a public pool or hot tub?

    Have you had a bacterial infection from a public pool or hot tub? If so, we may be able to help you get compensation. When swimming pools don’t contain enough chlorine, they can become breeding grounds for infections. Do you suspect your infection happened because the facilities weren’t being managed properly? If so, there’s a….

    Types of injuries when playing water polo

    Playing water polo is one of the most physically strenuous and demanding tasks going. As sports go, water polo is right up there in terms of the strain it puts on your body. Without proper safety precautions and care, sports accidents and injuries are never far away when playing water polo. What are the most….

    Can you claim for a swimming pool accident on a cruise?

    Suffering a swimming pool accident on a cruise can be a distressing and painful time. In the aftermath of an accident, all you want is the comforts of home. However, if you are the victim of a swimming pool accident on a cruise, home is far, far away. Of course, medical personnel will be on….

    The dangers of taking multiple children to the swimming pool on your own

    Taking multiple children to the swimming pool is dangerous at the best of times. Doing so on your own is extremely risky. For obvious reasons, the consequences of accidents at swimming pools can be very serious, and even tragic. Why you should never take multiple children to the swimming pool on your own The dangers….

    Why you should not use a hot tub if pregnant

    Using a hot tub if pregnant can be potentially damaging to your health. As accidents on holiday go, hot tubs are one of the most common causes. However, they usually cause holiday injuries through accidents such as slips, trips and falls. Using a hot tub if pregnant might not be something you ever think about….

    Most common diving board accidents

    When you go to a swimming pool, the sight of a diving board can be appealing. Some of us have ambitions to scale the dizzy heights and test our mettle while others enjoy the thrill of gaining that extra bit of height when diving into the pool. If you’re a fan of diving or you….

    Dangers of being pushed in to a swimming pool

    If you’ve ever been to a public swimming pool, you’ve probably noticed that a series of health and safety signs adorn the pool walls. Swimming is a fun activity and a great way to keep fit, but there are risks involved. If you’re going swimming, it’s always wise to be wary of potential dangers and….

    Why you shouldn’t run around a pool

    Thanks to indoor swimming facilities, if you like to take a dip, you can do so whatever the weather in the UK. Yet, whether you swim in April, August or October, the risks if you run around a pool remain exactly the same. While you, yourself, may be heading to the swim centre to kick back with a….

    Fall liability on a school field trip to a swimming pool

    Whenever you plan to take a group of children on a field trip to a swimming pool, you can expect a couple of minor slips, trips and falls to occur around the poolside. Yet teachers and swimming centres have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of your child when they are on their field trip to….

    Are heated swimming pools dangerous to your health?

    If you’’re jetting off on holiday this summer, you’’re probably looking forward to splashing around in heated swimming pools and relaxing on the beach. Many of us enjoy having a pool on our doorstep when we’’re abroad, but there are some potential hazards to be aware of. Here are some safety tips to help reduce….

    Rules at the local lido

    Although some rules at the local lido may vary slightly between different areas, it can probably be safely said that most lidos have a set of rules including the following: Children under the age of eight must be accompanied by responsible adults: minimum age 16, one adult for every two children No running around the pool No diving, except in specifically….

    5 things to be aware of at a public swimming pool

    Many of us enjoy swimming. Whether you find it relaxing at the end of a busy day, you visit the pool with the kids, or you swim to keep fit, a trip to a public swimming pool can be enjoyable. That being said, it’’s always beneficial to be wary of potential risks and hazards, such….

    Dangers: child unsupervised at a swimming pool

    Swimming pools can be dangerous places, especially for children. Even shallow water carries a risk of serious travel accidents, including drowning. If you’’re preparing to jet off on holiday this summer, here are some reasons why you should never leave a child unsupervised at a swimming pool and some pool safety tips to help you reduce….

    What’s the best age to teach your child to swim?

    You may worry about slips, trips and falls around the pool, however, there is another predominant worry for parents of young children. All parents have different views on what is the best age to teach your child to swim. Some parents swear that it is best to teach your child to swim as soon as possible, taking their children….

    Does every pool have to be fenced?

    There are currently no laws in the UK that require every pool to be fenced. In an official sense, when considering ‘does every pool have to be fenced’, you can confidently conclude that no, not every pool has to be fenced. Should every pool have to be fenced? The question: ‘Should every pool have to be fenced?’, however, should probably….

    Kids falling onto plastic swimming pool covers

    Plastic swimming pool covers are generally regarded as one of the main pieces of equipment that improve pool-related health and safety. They may keep grime and rubble out of the pool water, while preventing lacerations and infection, but are plastic swimming pool covers actually more of a risk to health and safety? Before you head off….

    5 ways to keep children safe at the pool

    When you are off on your summer family holiday, the last thing on your mind should be the potential of a travel accident compensation claim on your return. That being said, if you do not take reasonable steps to keep children safe at the pool, there is a chance that accidents abroad could become a….

    5 lessons in pool safety

    During your time abroad, whether you plan to take a plunge in the swimming pool or bathe in the tranquil seas, there are some general pool safety guidelines to follow that can help minimise the risk of sustaining a holiday injury. It goes without saying, the last thing on your mind, when you’re jetting off….

    Storing pool cleaning materials

    Slips, trips and falls around the pool are some of the more expected poolside accidents. That being said, there is potential for other pool-related accidents to occur. This includes, but is not limited to incorrectly stored pool cleaning materials. Given that correctly storing pool cleaning materials can minimise the risk of swimming pool accidents and….

    Health and safety benefits of swimming

    While slips, trips and falls around the pool are common swimming-related accidents, there are also many benefits of swimming. Of course, mishaps, such as slips, are always a risk when you decide to take a splash, but do the health benefits of swimming outweigh the risk of sustaining a swimming injury or illness? What are….

    Getting injured at someone else’s private pool

    Pool owners, regardless of whether a pool is public or private, have a responsibility to ensure the safety of users. In other words, home owners who have a private pool must take all necessary steps to prevent unsupervised or unwanted individuals from gaining pool access or having pool accidents. Private pool safety This responsibility includes:….

    Are public swimming pools liable for injury?

    Owners and operators of public swimming pools can be held liable for personal injuries in cases of: Slips, trips and falls that were caused by damaged or uneven flooring, wet flooring in areas that should be dry, or defective equipment, for example Lacerations and gashes caused by damaged tiles Diving injuries due to inadequate signing of pool depths Contaminated pool water….

    Are public swimming pools overseas suitably supervised?

    While no specific laws concerning health and safety at public swimming pools exist, pool operators are bound by the 1974 Act for Health & Safety at Work, the 1999 Regulations for Management of Health & Safety at Work and similar relevant legislation to protect the health and safety of both employees and users of their….

    Why you shouldn’t run around a swimming pool

    ContentsCommon injuries at the poolSwimming pools are a fun distraction in the hot summer months. They offer the opportunity to cool down and enjoy swimming while also being a place to hang out, lounging around and reading a book or simply sunbathing. There was always a sign at public swimming baths to suggest no running….

    Five most common beach holiday injuries

    When you embark on your summer sojourn, you are planning to get away from it all and escape the humdrum of daily life. The last thing you want is to experience beach holiday injuries that could lead to a claim for travel accident compensation. Stay savvy this summer and wise up on the common causes of….

    Tips to avoid injury while walking around a swimming pool

    For many people a holiday is not a holiday without a swimming pool to swim in and sunbathe around. However, a swimming pool can be a dangerous place so you need to know how to avoid any travel injuries whilst walking around it. What types of travel injuries can be sustained around the pool? There….

    What can I do to prevent accidents around the swimming pool?

    From cuts and bruises to broken limbs, paralysis and drowning, swimming pool accidents can result in an array of accidental injuries of varying severity. To prevent sustaining potentially life changing or even fatal accidents around the swimming pool, it is important to follow a few simple safety rules. Staying safe around the pool Whether you….

    First time traveller? Tips to ensure you’re well prepared

    Travelling for the first time can be a daunting prospect. Tiring and often confusing, as a first time traveller, flying in particular can leave you worried, especially when your journey takes you abroad. Here are a few tips that should help the first time traveller in preparing for their first jaunt across seas.. Pre-travel preparations….

    Five potential cruise holiday accidents

    Cruise holidays are usually considered as a luxury, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for many people taking exotic cruises, they are just that. Others, however, have their cruises ruined by slips, trips and falls and various other cruise holiday accidents. Cruise holiday accidents Here are the five biggest threats likely to ruin a dream holiday: The biggest risk passengers….

    5 most common diving injuries

    ContentsThe most common diving injuriesPublic place accident compensation: Do I have a claim?Diving is an exhilarating competitive sport, but if you’’re not quite up to Tom Daley standards, it can be a dangerous pastime. From slips, trips and falls around a slippery pool edge, to head injuries and bruises caused by landing incorrectly, you need….

    Alcohol and swimming pools dont mix!

    According to the World Health Organisation’s ‘Guidelines for safe recreational water environments, Vol. 2: Swimming pools & similar environments’, alcohol is one of the contributory factors most frequently reported in association with adult and adolescent drowning (Petridou, 2005; Browne et al, 2003; Levin et al, 1993; Hingson & Howland, 1988) in many countries. Alcohol and….

    Does the law protect me regarding a swimming pool accident abroad?

    Nothing can take the wind out of your sails on a holiday quite like a serious accident abroad. One of the most popular destinations on a holiday, the swimming pool, is home to a number of dangers and risks to safety whilst abroad. Travel accident compensation – claims following a swimming pool accident abroad It….

    Are slips, trips and falls the only hazards at the swimming pool?

    Many people enjoy a trip to the pool when they are on holiday or at home. Swimming is great fun, as well as being an excellent way to keep fit. However, the last thing you want from a family day out or a relaxing evening swim after work is to end up in your local….

    How to minimise my chances of a slip at the swimming pool

    Swimming pools are great, especially when you are on holiday. Not only are they a good source of exercise to avoid putting on those holiday pounds but they are great to relax by and read a book. However, all swimming pools have potential hazards. The most common are slips, trips and falls. How can a….

    Swimming pool accidents: Defective pool area?

    Swimming pools are a major cause of slip, trip and fall claims. Wet and defective surfaces can potentially cause any swimmer to have a nasty accident in the pool. As a law firm with over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury claims, Accident Advice Helpline are experts when it comes to public liability….

    Swimming pool accidents: Chlorine levels and burns

    ContentsSwimming pools in the UKWhat is chlorine and what is it used for?How to manage chlorine levels and burns in your local poolWhat happens if you’ve suffered chlorine burns?I’ve suffered chlorine burns on holiday – can I claim compensation?Claiming compensation for chlorine burnsSwimming is a fantastic way to keep fit and a popular activity for….

    How easy is it for swimming pool lifeguards to switch off?

    Properly trained, certified lifeguards are very aware of how tiring continually watching a pool full of swimmers can be. To reduce the risk of their attention waning and prevent potentially fatal pool accidents, they constantly change position, changing their view of the pool regularly thereby keeping alert. Other ways to focus attention They will also….

    Swimming pool accidents: Inadequate level of warning signage?

    Swimming is a fantastic activity for family fun and an important life-skill to learn. It develops fitness, confidence and greatly increases possibilities and opportunities for holiday activities. However, it is also an inherently unsafe activity that is frequently fraught with danger. The potential causes of swimming pool accidents are both many and varied. Swimming pool….

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