Swimming Pool Accident Claims

Accidents In A Swimming Pool

Holiday Sickness And Accident Claims / Accidents In A Swimming Pool

Accidents In A Swimming Pool

On holiday, many of us look forward to cooling off in the hotel swimming pool with our family and friends. However, swimming pools are one of the most common locations for a holiday injury. What’s more, sickness can be caused by pools that have not been properly cleaned or maintained can cause sickness.

If you have been injured or become ill while using a swimming pool on holiday, you may be able to make a swimming pool claim for compensation.

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Swimming pool accidents

There are a number of potential causes of swimming pool injuries:

  • you might slip while getting in or out or when walking at the poolside
  • you might be injured by damaged or broken tiles
  • insufficient depth markings may cause injury if you believe the pool to be deeper than it is

If there isn’t a trained lifeguard supervising, the likelihood or a swimming pool accident occurring may increase.

Swimming pool sickness

You should seek medical advice as soon as you return to the UK and if necessary provide a stool sample so that the cause of the infection can be identified otherwise it is difficult to prove what infection caused the illness.

Swimming pools with low levels of hygiene can sometimes cause holiday sickness. Broken water filtration systems or incorrect chlorine levels can both result in contaminated water. This water often contains harmful bacteria that can cause a range different infections.

If you have contracting swimming pool sickness or become injured while on a package holiday, there is legislation in place that allows you to make a swimming pool claim for compensation. These laws state that tour operators are responsible for the safety of customers throughout their package holiday. Their duties include making sure that swimming pools at hotels and resorts are safe and clean. If a swimming pool has not been properly maintained and you have become ill or injured as a result, you may be able to claim compensation.

How Much Compensation?

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. Compensation is understood by looking at two specific factors: general damages and special damages.

General Damages

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused are main factors that are used to determine how much general damage compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that highlights the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity. Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much general damage compensation you might be entitled to based upon your injuries.

Special Damages

In addition to receiving compensation for your injuries, you may be able to reclaim any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries. Compensation for financial losses is known as special damages compensation. This can include losses such as loss of earnings due to not being able to return to work, the cost of treatment as well as travel to treatment. It is important that you keep any receipts or evidence of additional losses in order for these to be reclaimed. With the exception of children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident initially occurred. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.

First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.