The public enjoy visiting swimming pools while away on holiday or on a trip to their local leisure centre. Accidents can happen, however, and if they do then you may have grounds for a swimming pool accident claim. The consequences of an accident at a swimming pool can be very serious. At worst, there can be paralysis or death by drowning. Even a relatively minor injury can lead to time having to be taken off work during recovery.
Swimming pools are potentially dangerous because there is a large area of deep water. That is why there should always be lifeguards on duty at the poolside. People walk barefoot on a wet surface along the poolside and this can lead to people falling and injuring themselves if the tiling is not properly maintained.
If you have been the victim of an accident at a swimming pool, you may be able to make a claim providing that you were not responsible for the accident. If you were fooling around in the pool in a dangerous manner, you might have problems making a successful claim for compensation. Similarly, if you were running by the pool when you slipped and hurt yourself, it could be deemed that you were responsible for your own misfortune.
If you have any doubt about whether you are entitled to make a swimming pool accident claim, you should seek legal advice. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we would be delighted to advise you.
There are several reasons why you might have been the victim of a swimming pool accident through no fault of your own. One reason could be that the pool was not properly supervised or covered by an insufficient number of lifeguards. The area around the pool may have not been properly maintained, with uneven floor tiling leading to a trip and fall. Equipment at the pool such as the diving boards may be defective, and this could lead to an accident and injury. Even the amount of chlorine in the water can cause injuries to the skin and eyes. Another cause of pool accidents can be the reckless actions of others.
If you suffered your accident because of these or any other reason, and you were not to blame for your injury, you may have grounds to make a swimming pool accident claim. Exactly who the claim will be made against will depend on the circumstances. If the accident at the pool happened while you were on holiday, it could be the tour operator. Otherwise, it could be the organisation that runs the pool, such as the local council.
By contacting Accident Advice Helpline, you will avoid many of the headaches that are often associated with claiming compensation. If we believe that you have a case for a claim, we can represent you on a no win no fee* basis. This removes any fear you may have of having to pay big legal costs.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on your claim.
Date Published: October 8, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Swimming accident claims