At your local pool or on holiday abroad, swimming is a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy. However, swimming pools also have the potential to be very dangerous areas, where accidents can occur easily if precautions are not taken.
Some of the most common accidents to occur at swimming pools are slips, trips and falls. Falls can result in cuts, fractures and, in some cases, head injuries. At worst slips, trips and falls could result in paralysis or death by drowning if you fall into the pool after falling and hitting your head for example.
Examples of how slips, trips and falls could occur at a swimming pool:
- Falls can easily occur if tiles around or in the pool are uneven
- Poor maintenance of equipment around the swimming pool, such as diving boards or ladders can also result in a slip and subsequent personal injury
- If obstacles such as floats have been placed around the edge of the pool they could also cause a slip or fall
Falls could also occur if you were running around the edge of the pool and slipped due to the wet floor. In this case you may not be able to claim for compensation since you may be responsible for your own injury. However, if you felt and there was no appropriate supervision at the pool from a lifeguard, then you could be eligible to make a claim.
If you are unsure about whether you are entitled to compensation after suffering from slips, trips and falls at a swimming pool then call Accident Advice Helpline.
With years of experience in dealing with slip and trip compensation cases, we can help you gain the personal injury compensation you deserve. This compensation can be used for loss of earnings, medical care after a fall at a swimming pool, or any other expense relating to your accident.Open Claim Calculator
Sponsored by TV personality and consumer champion Esther Rantzen, Accident Advice Helpline has already helped thousands of people receive personal injury compensation after a slip, trip or fall. Our helpline is open 24/7, and staff members are available to give you friendly advice and information about the next steps of your claim.
So if you have had a slip or fall at a swimming pool, or any other public place fall, in the last three years that was not your fault, then contact us today.