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    Swimming pool accidents: Insufficient lifeguard training


    Usually, swimming is a great way to exercise, or to relax in a very safe environment. However, accidents can happen, and sometimes the swimming pool can turn into an extremely dangerous place, resulting in serious personal injury and, in some extreme cases, death through drowning.

    Lifeguard training is essential

    One instance in which injuries can occur at a swimming pool is due to negligence from staff that may be working there. Lifeguards training is specific so that, if a swimmer gets into difficulty in the pool they can protect the safety of the swimmer and others. They should be equipped with knowledge of what to do if a dangerous situation occurs, such as a trip, slip or fall occurring at the side of the pool.

    Also lifeguards should be present to stop any other behaviour that could cause accidents at a swimming pool. For example, if people are running around the side of the pool this could result in personal injury for both them and others. Lifeguards should stop behaviour, such as running, to prevent accidents.

    If the lifeguard training in question has not been sufficient, leading the lifeguard not to act in a responsible way, then serious injuries can occur.

    If you have suffered from an accident at a swimming pool and the lifeguard on duty had insufficient training to deal with the situation, or there was no lifeguard present, then you could be entitled to compensation.

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    Have you suffered from an accident at work or an injury caused by negligence at a swimming pool?

    If so, then Accident Advice Helpline can help you. Since 2000 we have been helping claimants gain the personal injury compensation they deserve. Our legal representatives work on a 100 per cent no win no fee* basis, and therefore, if you ultimately are unsuccessful with your claim then no solicitor fees are applicable.

    To qualify for a claim then you must have had an accident at a swimming pool as a consequence of staff negligence, or another similar work accident, within the last three years. You must also have evidence that this accident was not your fault.

    With our helpline available 24/7, and many claims being settled over the phone, using Accident Advice Helpline is an easy and simple way to make a claim after suffering from a work-related injury.

    Contact our helpline today, or alternatively fill in our 30-second online compensation calculator to start your personal injury compensation claim.

    Date Published: December 12, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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