Swimming is an essential life skill. As well as being fun and great exercise, it’s also vital to safety that each of us learn how to swim as early and as well as possible.
Whilst swimming lessons used to be very much a family affair, busy modern lives means that many people rely on swimming lessons to teach themselves and their children how to swim to a good standard.
Swimming lessons are usually organised either by private organisations or by local councils in their own swimming pools.
In either event, you and your family have the right to be safe as you undertake your lessons. In the event of an accident, you may also have the right to make a claim for compensation which you can do by contacting Mole Valley ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitors.
Whenever you undertake any lesson, either as a full or part time student or on a purely one off basis, you have the right to be safe. The teacher or trainer in charge of your education has a legal obligation to your safety. This is known as a duty of care and essentially means that they must take all reasonable preventions for your safety such as the maintenance of any equipment and the adequate supervision of all activities. Should the tutor fail within that duty of care, the law allows you the right to make a claim for compensation which you can do by contacting Mole Valley ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitors.
Swimming lessons obviously carry with them an additional risk because of the water. Even the strongest of swimmers can get into difficulties and the consequences can be devastating. This is why, when learning how to swim, it is essential for any tutor to ensure they take their duty of care seriously and maintain it at all times.
Accidents do happen and in order for Mole Valley ‘no win, no fee*’ solicitors to make a claim for compensation on your behalf it would have to be proven that the tutor or their organisation was negligent or failed within their duty of care. Accident Advice Helpline offer a 30 second test which could quickly establish the circumstances of your accident.
Making a claim for Compensation with Monmouth ‘No Win, No Fee*’ Solicitors
Deciding whether to make a claim for compensation can be a difficult choice. However, if your life has been adversely affected by someone else’s actions, it is the belief of our solicitors that you should not have to suffer unnecessarily.
As a student learning how to swim, you put your faith into your teacher and if they failed you by either failing to prevent an accident or neglecting your safety by asking you to do something beyond your abilities, compensation could give you the financial security you may need as you recuperate, especially if you need to take time away from work or have a family member take care of you.
Date Published: 8th November 2014
Author: David Brown