What comes to mind when you think about a leisure centre? You may be picturing a swimming pool, or perhaps some tennis or squash courts, all available for use whenever you need them. On the other hand, you might be thinking about the on-site gym, filled with various pieces of fitness equipment. You wouldn’t be thinking of having an accident at that location, that’s for sure. Yet the few unfortunate people who have slipped in a leisure centre will know there can potentially be hazards around that can cause injuries.
We should point out most leisure centres are always safe and convenient to use. They all have health and safety policies, and the owners know how important it is to make sure they can maintain their centres so everyone can use and enjoy them.
How might someone slip?
The most common reason why people slip in any environment, leisure centres included, is when a floor is wet. This will often make it slippery, depending on the nature of the floor itself. In many cases, slips like this can so easily be prevented though, simply by putting out visible warning signs when the floor is wet. These are easy for people to see and they alert everyone to the fact the floor could be slippery in that particular area.
Floors can become wet if they are cleaned and left in this state, or if there is a leak. In some cases, they can become slippery if a particular product is used to make them shine, and it also makes them slippery and thus more dangerous.
Recovering from injuries
It’s quite surprising how a simple slip can lead you into a period of recovery from the injuries you suffered in that situation. You may not be able to go to your local leisure centre for a while, or do many other things, until your injuries are resolved and you get back to normal.
If you’ve slipped in a leisure centre and been injured because of it, call Accident Advice Helpline. When you contact the biggest personal injury specialist in the UK today, you have the benefit of our experience and our patient and helpful staff. Call 0800 689 0500 now to determine whether a no win, no fee* claim may potentially be found in your favour as a consequence of what happened in the leisure centre.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims