Swimming Pool Injury Claims Experts
We specialise in helping victims of swimming pool accidents claim the compensation they deserve.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Something as common as being at a public swimming pool should be safe and free from danger; swimming pool accidents are avoidable. But, sadly, slips, trips and falls, as well as a host of other accidents, are a frequent event at public venues, including swimming pools.
Swimming Pool Accident Examples
There are many examples of accidents leading to swimming pool accidents. For example, public swimming pool incidents include:
- Slipping on wet surfaces
- Tripping over uneven floors or obstacles left around the poolside
- Being struck by a falling object
- Illness as a result of the use, non-use or misuse of certain chemical disinfectants
- Diving board injuries
- Broken tiles on the sides or floor of the swimming pools
- Accidents in swimming pool facility car parks due to poor layouts or bad lighting
All of these causes are reasonably easy to avoid, in general. However, negligence can occur through:
- Inadequate procedures
- Insufficient training
- Being short on staff
- Mere negligence
Consequently, negligence can quickly turn what should be a safe and pleasant environment into a perilous one. The swimming pool owner, centre manager, and lifeguards all have a duty of care to ensure swimming pool accidents are avoided, and customers and staff are kept safe. Legislation like the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 clearly sets out their responsibilities.
Making Swimming Pool Accident Claims
If you have been injured while at a public swimming pool, talk to The Compensation Experts. This initial inquiry is free, and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim after you have spoken to us.
Regardless of what you choose to do, our advisors will give a rundown of your case and our expert legal advice. We can even give you an idea of how much compensation you may be awarded, by connecting you with a specialist swimming pool accident lawyer. Our mantra is to inform you so you can decide what to do next.
We offer clients a No Win No Fee agreement (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page), to remove the financial risk associated with claiming swimming pool accident compensation. In short: you don’t have to pay legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful.
Common Types of Injury Leading to Swimming Pool Injury Claims
The amount of compensation for swimming and pool diving accidents varies from case to case, with a wide variety of injuries to account for. Injuries from recreational and diving accidents in swimming pools include:
- Abrasions or scrapes from a slip or fall
- Hitting one’s head on a wall or diving board
- Cuts or abrasions from a broken swimming pool tile or tiles
Even when you’re abroad, a swimming pool accident could occur. For example, tour operators might not give adequate warning about the conditions of the hotel swimming pool.
We specialise in helping victims of swimming pool accidents claim the compensation they deserve; we understand the impact an accident can have on someone’s life. Moreover, we’re not just keen to help with the physical pain of your injury, but also the psychological impact and the consequences to your well-being.
We offer your case the best swimming pool accident claims experts in the UK. Give us a call, and we’ll go through your case, investigating fully to see if you have a winning claim. If you do, we can then go after the compensation you rightfully deserve:
- To cover the pain and suffering you endure.
- To help you collect special damages. For example, muscle strains, head and neck injuries, back and spinal damage and more.
- General damages are another type of compensation we can help you claim.
- We can help you get back on your feet by helping you make a loss of earnings claim.
Loss of Earnings Evidence for Swimming Pool Injury Claims
To claim for loss of earnings, when looking for compensation for a swimming accident, you will need to produce your payslips for three months before their accident. If you regularly work overtime, you’ll need to prove overtime would be available to you during this period.
For example, if you work in retail and suffer the injury during the Christmas season. Another example is that you might work in a beachside cafe during the summer.
Compensation for lost earnings has a typical calculation:
- Find the average amount you earn per month for the previous three months.
- Multiply that by the duration you were unable to work.
If your earnings vary each month, the court can use your last six months as an average instead.
Sensitivity and Knowledge
At The Compensation Experts, our network of solicitors are unrivalled when it comes to industry knowledge. This allows us to always handle the most complex swimming pool accident cases with sensitivity and delicacy.
Our nationwide network of top-quality solicitors will work closely with you throughout the claims process. Acting together with you using professionalism and courtesy, we’re always on hand to answer your queries.
Claiming Compensation for an accident in a public swimming pool
Starting a compensation claim against owners of a public swimming pool, leisure centre or any large organisation might feel like an insurmountable task, especially if you’re still suffering physically. But The Compensation Experts are here to help you, from your initial consultation to the resolution of your claim.
We work with a select group of personal injury solicitors around the country, and we’ll match you with one with the right experience to ensure you obtain maximum compensation. Your swimming pool accident lawyer will act on your behalf, to build the case that proves your injury. In addition, they’ll show that your injury or accident was avoidable, had the owners or operators of the swimming pool acted correctly.**
Your compensation payment will cover the physical damage you have sustained, as well as any additional expenses you have had as the result of your injury. The Compensation Experts have helped clients who have lost income through being unable to work, or who have had private medical care, so they do not have to wait for medical attention or rehabilitative treatment on the NHS.
More about how we can help you
Claiming compensation is not about being greedy. Rather, it’s about receiving a fair and appropriate payment for your swimming pool accident and inconvenience. Not to mention the personal satisfaction of having the responsible party acknowledge their role.
Other law firms and personal injury compensation lawyers try to lure customers with compensation calculators, under the illusion that it might be hard to tailor a claim to your case.
What makes us different is our approach; when you reach out to us, we treat each individual case as a unique health and safety claim, with its own requirements. In short, we’re working with you, not some digital calculator. This allows us to best work out the suffering and loss of earnings you might be experiencing.
*Please note that with swimming pool injury claims, certain conditions may apply.
**Namely, if it was avoidable but still happens as a result of either negligence or human error.
Am I eligible?
If you have experienced a swimming pool accident in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, our swimming pool accident lawyers may be able to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you were a child at the time of the accident, you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
All swimming and pool diving accidents are slightly different, so the amount of compensation paid out can vary from case to case. Contributing factors include the extent of you injuries, earnings missed out on, and future losses.
Your swimming pool accident lawyer will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
When you make a swimming pool accident claim, it’s important that you know what to expect from the process. That’s why we make each claim as transparent & clear as possible.
Your swimming pool accident lawyer will gather all the evidence, before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.