Compensation for a hotel pool accident

When it comes to taking a vacation, especially in a warm country, one of the first things that we might ask about our potential hotel is “Does it have a pool?” For many people, a quiet day relaxing by the pool can be a great way to get in some well needed rest and relaxation on a holiday and it’s the perfect opportunity to crack into that new book or magazine that you may have been waiting to start.

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Unfortunately, as with any type of pool, hotel pools can be potentially dangerous if the correct precautions are not taken and it’s for this reason that hotels have a responsibility to maintain them in a safe and practical manner so that users are aware of the depth and any potential hazards at any point. If you feel that your hotel has been negligent in this case and you have been injured as a result, then you could be eligible to make a claim. 

What could happen in a hotel pool?

When it comes to accidents in the hotel pool there are a number of problems which could occur and these include:

  • Trips and falls on a slippery surface
  • Injuries which result from diving into shallow water which may not have been correctly signposted
  • Injuries occurred through other pool users, such as users pushing a person into the pool or jumping on top or ducking another user
  • Injuries which result from foreign objects in the pool such as glass
  • Skin injuries due to high amounts of chlorine or other chemicals within the pool.

What injuries could I incur?

There are a number of injuries that you could incur as the result of an accident in a hotel pool and these include:

  • Head and neck injuries from diving in shallow water
  • Cuts and lacerations from contact with glass
  • Broken bones as the result of trips and falls around the pool area
  • Potential death from drowning.

Who can I claim against?

When it comes to making a claim for a personal injury there are a number of people that you could consider making a claim against. In general, the hotel is responsible for ensuring that their guests are provided with safe facilities at all times and this includes correctly signposting any potential hazards and making pool guests aware of the pool depth at all times. In many situations the hotel may also provide a lifeguard on duty. 

If a hotel pool has been poorly maintained, is not correctly signposted or the staff have been negligent to performing maintenance on the surroundings, then anyone who is injured as a result could be eligible to make a compensation claim. 

What should I do next?

When it comes to making a compensation claim, the team at Manners Pimblett are industry experts and we can help you throughout the claims process every step of the way. We will work with you throughout your claim right up until its completion, ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve. 

To find out more or start your claim today, contact the Manners Pimblett team on 0845 077 0772.

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