Accident Solicitor in Wotton-under-Edge
Swimming is a popular recreational activity in Wotton-under-Edge. However, you may not realise that it can put you at risk of a wide range of injuries and illnesses.
Common causes of injuries in and around the swimming pool in Wotton-under-Edge
The causes of swimming pool injuries and illnesses are many and varied. They include:
Slips, trips, and falls
Most swimming pool injuries are caused by slips, trips, and falls on the water that has splashed onto the area surrounding the pool. The staff at the swimming pool should try to keep the swimming pool area as safe as possible. However, you can help yourself to avoid an accident by walking carefully, listening to the staff and paying attention to the warning signs surrounding the pool.
Swimming pools are filled with chlorine, which eliminates harmful bacteria and makes the water safe for you to use. However, swimming pools can easily become contaminated by urine, sweat, saliva, flakes of dead skin, hair and faecal matter. Sun cream, perfume, and cosmetics can also cause contamination when they are not eliminated from the water in a timely manner.
Skin and eye irritation can occur when swimming pool staff introduce excessive amounts of chemical disinfectants into the pool. In severe cases, the disinfectants can cause chemical burns.
Suction entrapment can occur when the swimming pool’s drains exert an excessive amount of suction. The force of the suction can cause serious injuries and even fatalities.
Claiming for swimming pool injuries
If you have suffered any injury or illness as a result of using a swimming pool, you may be entitled to claim compensation through an accident solicitor in Wotton-under-Edge.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our friendly claims advisors are ready to discuss your case and determine your eligibility to compensation. If we believe you have a valid swimming pool injury claim, we may be able to provide you with access to an accident solicitor in Wotton-under-Edge on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis.
Get in touch with an accident solicitor in Wotton-under-Edge today
You can speak to one of our trained claims advisers by calling our Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Alternatively, you can fill out our 30-second test, and one of our advisers will call you back.
Date Published: 20th December 2013
Author: David Brown