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Everything You Need to Know About Filing a Pool Accident or Illness Claim

There are many different types of injury and illness which can originate from swimming pool accidents. While most swimming pool accidents resulting in injuries or illness tend to be fairly minor, with lifeguards on hand to assist, there are still death in swimming pools occurring today. As head injuries are a particularly common consequence of accidents in a swimming pool, mostly from slipping, we have listed advised compensation settlement amounts for head injuries below. Below that is also our swimming pool accident/ illness compensation calculator which lists average compensation for other injuries that can occur in a swimming pool.

Whether you’re swimming pool accident or illness occurred in or overseas, all swimming pool operators (and on occasion package tour operators) have a legal obligation to maintain the well-being of their customers, as well as their employees. As with any swimming pool accident claim, the claimant needs to prove negligence on behalf of one or more parties which led to the incident and the injury/ illness. In many cases medical records will determine the severity of the injury/ illness as well as the cause. However, you will require additional supporting evidence when pursuing a swimming pool accident claim.

Additional evidence could include photographs of the area of the swimming pool where the accident happened, witness statements as well as accident records that might show evidence of similar issues in the past. Contacting us to arrange a free consultation with a solicitor to discuss your swimming pool accident or illness provides you with the opportunity to have any questions answered at no charge, and no obligation.

Most solicitors will review your swimming pool accident/ illness claim free of charge and where they decide you have a good chance of being compensated they will likely offer to file your claim for you on a No Win No Fee basis. You should check how the No Win No Fee claims process works with whatever solicitor you decide to contact but in our case it basically means paying a success fee only if the swimming pool accident/ illness claim is successful which would be an agreed percentage taken from your compensation.

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