Leisure Centre Accident Claim *
Leisure centre accident claims * generally occur because of slip and fall accidents *, swimming pool accidents, incidents with gym equipment, poor training of staff or hazardous environment because of the negligence of the staff.
Leisure centres are used for a large range of sporting and health activities. There are a large amount of centres throughout the country. Although they are generally a safe place to be, there are a range of hazards which can lead to accident and injury. These hazards cover a wide range of areas and if the right precautions are not put in place to deal with these risks, then the chances of an accident occurring become higher. These accidents can involve anybody who enters the facility of the leisure centre including, staff, sports spectators, visitors and customers. It is important that the manager of the centre puts necessary precautions in place to reduce the risk of injury to any visitor or staff member. They have a duty of care to ensure that they manage activities in the centre in a way that prioritises health and safety. It is their responsibility to carry out frequent risk assessments so that they can eliminate any hazards. If you have been involved in any kind of leisure centre accident in which you sustained personal injuries as a result of negligence, you may be entitled to pursue legal action.
Following a leisure centre accident * it is important to gather as much evidence as you can if you are considering making a claim as this will be helpful as you go through each step of the process. This includes;
- Keeping notes of all details relating to the accident
- Take photos of both the scene of the accident and the injuries sustained
- Keep a record of any expenses relating to your accident
- Obtain details of any witnesses who were present at the time of the accident
It is important to note that you should determine who was liable for the cause of the accident before you go about making the claim. This will make the process easier and will help to avoid delays along the way.
- Breaks and fractures
- Head and Brain injuries
- Nerve damage
- Soft tissue damage
- Injuries to legs and feet
- Illness caused by improper maintenance of swimming pool
Faulty machinery and equipment
If equipment used in a leisure centre, whether it be in the gym or other areas, is not maintained and replaced regularly it is likely that an accident may occur. If machinery is broken then it may make it more difficult to use or can lead to the person using it sustaining an injury.
As a large number of people will be using the swimming pool facility in the centre it is likely that the floors will become wet and slippery. This can lead to slip and fall accidents which can cause a range of injuries. It is important that this situation is monitored and wet floor signs are placed in the area to warn people that there is a potential hazard.
Poorly maintained swimming pools
If the pool if not kept clean there is a chance that you can develop an illness. It is very important that the pool is cleaned on a regular basis. The chlorine levels should also be checked throughout the day.
Many people use leisure centres for health reasons and use facilities such as the gym and swimming pool. If the staff are not properly trained it could cause them to give wrong information and instruction to customers which can lead to injury. It is important that all staff are trained before starting the job. Many accidents occur as a result of incorrectly using gym equipment.
Leisure centre accidents also take into account any incidents that happen in the car park of the centre. This can include vehicle crashes or a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle. It is important that there are pathways for people to safety walk through the car park. There should also be signage in place to tell drivers of the correct route around the car park.
Lack of supervision
Lack of supervision can result in a number of accidents, mainly swimming accidents. If there is no proper supervision in place there is a risk that somebody who is having difficulty swimming may not get the necessary help when it is needed. This can result in a number of injuries and in some cases can lead to a fatality.
This is not an exhaustive list other causes may be food poisoning, contact with hazardous substances, broken handrails, uneven flooring or poor lighting, for example.
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