Can you sue for an injury or illness sustained at a swimming pool?
You could be entitled to compensation if you were injured at a swimming pool abroad as a result of carelessness or negligence by the hotel or holiday provider. This might include anything from slips, falls, and pool mishaps to chemical poisoning at the pool.
You should get legal advice so that you can determine whether your claim is legitimate and what rights you have. A specialist solicitor can advise you on the best course of action and can help you navigate the legal system. It’s vital to keep in mind that there can be time limitations for making claims, so you should speak with one of our specialist solicitors as soon as you can.
What are the most common injuries sustained at swimming pools?
Holiday swimming pools carry a higher risk of injury than most people are aware of. From minor scrapes and cuts to significant shattered bones and head injuries, swimming pool-related injuries can be severe and even life-threatening. Burns and/or rashes from chemicals are another serious risk, especially when pool water is not adequately treated with the right ratio of chemicals.
What illnesses can you contract from swimming pools?
The illnesses that holidaymakers most frequently contract from holiday swimming pools range in severity from minor illnesses like the flu and colds to more serious ones like bacterial or viral infections. Common illnesses linked to swimming pools include Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Giardia, Legionella, and Pseudomonas.
These can cause diarrhea, stomach cramps, skin infections and legionnaires’ disease. Poor hygiene, polluted surface, or contaminated water are all possible reasons for the spread of these illnesses.
Would my swimming pool injury claim go to court?
We would always hope to agree an out of court settlement with the other side. A person may have a case against a pool owner or operator, particularly if the injury or illness was caused due to negligence.
If the pool owners or operators failed to maintain a safe or hygienic environment for holidaymakers, this could be considered negligent. If the claim is supported by evidence, the injured person may be entitled to compensation for costs associated with medical care, loss of enjoyment of the holiday, lost wages, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Is it legally necessary to have a solicitor help me with swimming pool accident claims?
Having a solicitor help with a holiday injury or illness claim is beneficial. A solicitor can advise you on the law relating to your claim and build a strong case.
With the aid of a specialist solicitor, you can increase your chances of receiving the maximum compensation for your swimming pool accident or illness claim. Trying to represent yourself in court can be challenging and stressful; get the help of an expert.
Would I be able to make swimming pool injury claims on behalf of my children?
Yes. A responsible adult must represent a child when filing a claim for compensation in England and Wales as required by law. This adult, referred to as a “litigation friend,” has a duty to act in the child’s best interests.
Could I claim poor hygiene in the swimming pool?
You may be able to bring a claim for compensation for poor hygiene at a swimming pool. However, the particulars of the case would determine whether or not a claim would succeed. You would have to prove both that the swimming pool operator was negligent in their duty to maintain a safe and sanitary environment and that the inadequate cleanliness at the swimming pool contributed to your accident or illness in order to bring a claim.
It would be advised that you speak with a personal injury solicitor to ascertain whether your claim is likely to be successful. At Holiday Claims Bureau, our team of specialist solicitors have years of experience winning no win no fee compensation claims. Start your claim online or speak directly to an expert holiday claim solicitor today on 0161 813 2131
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