20th March 2020
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Question: I was walking around the swimming pool in my local gym when I slipped, injuring my knee badly. Can I make a compensation claim?
Answer: If health and safety measures were not properly followed and this negligence led to your injury, you can make gym accident compensation claim for your injury. The operators of the swimming pool have a duty of care towards their customers and employees, and if an accident occurs because of their negligence or the negligence of their employees, the victim can claim compensation.
The floor outside a swimming pool should have drainage systems build into it and have a high level of grip to ensure that water does not make it dangerously slippery. Furthermore, the swimming pool should have a lifeguard on duty, who should help you when you fall over and ensure your safety. Lighting must be strong enough to provide good visibility and the floor should be well maintained and of a suitable quality. There are a lot of regulations relating to the safe development and running of swimming pools, and when these regulations are not adhered to, the operators of the pool can find themselves liable in swimming pool slip compensation claims.
If possible, you should take photographs of the area you slipped in, and record the names and contact information of anyone who witnessed the accident. You should also report the accident to the gym and ensure they record your report in the accident book. Ask for a copy of this report and provide it to your personal injury solicitors. You also should go to the hospital or the doctor so your injuries can be recorded and properly treated. This will help you demonstrate that you were injured in a swimming pool accident.
Compensation claims also consider financial losses, so keep hold of any documentation that shows any losses and expenses you incurred as a result of the swimming pool injury. Then,contact Clearwater Solicitors to make a claim for compensation. Just call us on 08000 430 430 or fill in our online enquiry form to get in touch with us today!