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Swimming Pool Accident Claims

If you, or a loved one, have been injured in or around a swimming pool and the accident could have been prevented, the legal experts at Ramsdens Solicitors are here to help you make a swimming pool accident compensation claim.

Suffering an illness or injury that was caused by a third party can be extremely distressing. We work tirelessly with our clients who have had to endure physical and psychological pain, lost earnings and unforeseen medical treatment through no fault of their own, in order to improve their quality of life as much as possible.

If, like our other clients, you need help overcoming the countless challenges that come with an accident of this kind, we are here for you.

The team at Ramsdens Solicitors - based in offices across the whole of Yorkshire - can help you claim compensation for an illness, injury, fatal accident or lifeguard negligence, whether it occurred at home or abroad.

Contact us today by calling 01484 821 500 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is suitable for you.

Accidental Death Case Study

We were instructed by the family of Rocco Wright, a three-year-old who tragically died at a David Lloyd swimming pool in April 2018, to represent them throughout a Pre-Inquest Review and subsequent jury inquest hearing.

David Lloyd Leisure is now being prosecuted by Leeds City Council after it was found to have committed offences under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

You can read more about how we have supported the Wright family here.

Claiming Compensation for Swimming Pool Accidents

The owners and operators of swimming pool facilities have a duty of care to visitors to ensure they are safe and eliminate risk of injury to the best of their ability.

While money can’t solve all problems caused by accidents of this kind, if operators are found to have neglected their responsibilities, they can be held to account in the form of a compensation claim.

Common swimming pool accidents include:

  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Cuts, bruises and lacerations
  • Serious head or spinal injuries
  • Illness caused by contaminated water or high levels of chemicals

Examples of negligence of swimming pool operators that can lead to such accidents include:

  • Lifeguard negligence
  • Defective diving boards, handrails, pool cleaning devices
  • Suction entrapment
  • Loose and broken tiling

Tragically, sometimes swimming pool accidents result in fatalities. Where this is the case, it is of the utmost importance that you seek the assistance of a specialist solicitor who can represent you throughout each stage of the often lengthy legal process, while giving you the best chance of achieving the outcome you deserve.

Why Choose Ramsdens Solicitors?

Our solicitors provide advice in a clear manner to make sure that our clients feel confident, relaxed and understand what is required from them.

Natalie Marrison, lead partner in the Ramsdens personal injury team, represented the Wright family following the death of Rocco Wright at a David Lloyd swimming pool in April 2018. Natalie is a member of the Association of Child Abuse Lawyers, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the Inquest Lawyers Group and the Law Society Personal Injury Panel, and has been admitted as a solicitor for over 15 years.

Natalie is recommended in The Legal 500, 2020.

Click here to find out more about our awards and accreditations.


What can I claim for?

The amount of compensation you receive depends on the circumstances surrounding your case and the severity of your accident.

However, compensation usually helps to cover:

  • Physical or psychological trauma
  • Medical and rehabilitation treatment
  • Medical equipment
  • Care that is required following the accident
  • Lost earnings

What are the time limits for making a claim?

Most compensation claims for injuries caused by somebody else can be started up to three years after the accident.

If your accident occurred abroad, the time limit you have to make a claim will depend on the country you were visiting at the time.


Speak to Ramsdens Solicitors today by calling 0800 988 3650 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is suitable for you.

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