Swimming Pool Accident Claims

If you have been injured in or around a swimming pool while on holiday, and it was due to the negligence of somebody else, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our personal injury specialists have helped many holidaymakers who have suffered due to somebody else’s negligence get the maximum amount of compensation they deserve for the pain and suffering caused.

To speak to us about making a swimming pool accident claim, call us on 0800 10 757 95. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form or speak to us directly using our e-chat function.

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About swimming pool accident claims

We are often warned to take extra care when using swimming pools, but every year there are some holidaymakers and leisure centre visitors who, through no fault of their own, suffer injury or illness as a result of using swimming pool facilities. Injuries caused by swimming pool accidents include:

  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Chemical burns
  • Chlorine poisoning
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Head injuries
  • Infections
  • Sprains

If you have suffered any kind of injury or illness as a result of using a swimming pool through no fault of your own, you are entitled to make a claim. Our advisors are ready to discuss your case and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Common causes of injury

There are several different causes of personal injuries that occur in and around swimming pools. These include:

Slips and falls

The most likely cause is the possibility of slipping on water that has been splashed or has overflowed onto the surface around the pool. Hotel staff should be conscious of keeping the pool area as safe as possible, and accidents can be prevented by taking care while walking near to the pool.

Contaminated water

Swimming pools are filled with chlorine to kill harmful bacteria and make the water safe for public use. However, if they are not cleaned properly, microscopic bugs are introduced into pools through contact with human bodily fluids, such as sweat, urine and dead skin.

Chemical burns

When too much chemical disinfectant is introduced into the water, this can cause serious irritation to the skin and eyes.

Suction entrapment

This occurs when there is an excessive amount of suction from a swimming pool drain. The force of the suction traps swimmers and can lead to drowning, especially amongst small children. Suction entrapment can also lead to swimmers suffering serious internal injuries if they were to sit on drains.

Diving injuries

Some holidaymakers suffer from spinal injuries from diving into pools that are deceptively shallow. The hotel or complex owner should ensure that there is sufficient signage to prevent this from happening.

Damage to the pool

Broken tiles, drain covers and railings can cause injury to swimmers and bypassers. It is the hotel or complex owner’s responsibility to ensure that swimming pools are kept in order.       

How YouClaim can help

We understand that a holiday is supposed to be a time of fun and relaxation, so when there is an accident at a swimming pool that makes a getaway anything but restful, you want answers. The specialist personal injury solicitors at YouClaim have years of experience in claiming on behalf of people who have suffered due to the negligence of hotel staff or a holiday company - and we want to help you.

Get started today

To make a swimming pool accident claim, speak to one of our expert solicitors today by calling 0800 10 757 95 or by using our e-chat facility. Alternatively, request a call back by filling in our online enquiry form.