A swimming injury compensation claim can originate from when you are participating in watersports activities at school or, when you are older, at home or on a holiday, and when somebody else is to blame for causing your injury. Accidents do happen around water – some tragically – and when you or a loved one have sustained an injury due to somebody else´s negligence, you are entitled to make a swimming injury compensation claim.
Swimming injuries could be caused by faulty equipment, poor hygiene, a lack of training and supervision or maybe due to a trip or slip by the side of a swimming pool. Typically, swimming injury compensation could be awarded for fractures from falls, infections from unclean water or severe muscle cramps and repetitive strain injuries from too much swimming – or swimming when unfit and just having eaten.
Irrespective of the type of swimming injury you have sustained, your first concern should be that of your health. You should always seek medical attention when you have been injured in an accident and worry about a swimming injury compensation claim once any immediate threat to your health has been resolved. Your medical notes will form part of your successful swimming injury claim, so it is doubly important that you see a doctor as soon as possible.
Making a Swimming Injury Compensation Claim
It is always in your best interests to use the services of an experienced personal injury claims solicitor when making a claim for swimming injury compensation. Your solicitor will be able to assist you with the application to the Injuries Board Ireland to ensure that it is comprehensively completed and that you have claimed for all the special damages you are entitled to.
A solicitor will also be able to represent you in court litigation should the negligent party deny their responsibility for your injuries or claim that you contributed to it by your own actions – instances which will cause the Injuries Board Ireland to decline your application for swimming injury compensation.
You might also find that your swimming injury claim is settled in court if either you or the negligent party dispute the assessment of the Injuries Board Ireland and, as with any injury compensation involving children, may have to be approved by the court before it can be paid.
Free Swimming Injury Claim Advice
Because of the potential for obstacles when making a swimming injury compensation claim, we have set up a free swimming injury claim advice service. By calling 1800 989 995, you will be able to speak directly with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor and discuss your swimming injury claim. Our solicitor will offer you helpful and practical advice without any obligation on you to proceed with a claim, and no pressure will be put on you to do so.
Our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm seven days a week, or you can also request a call-back by completing the form at the bottom of the page. Please note that all contact with the solicitors on our free swimming injury claim advice service is completely confidential and, if you choose to proceed with a claim for swimming injury compensation thereafter, any enquiries we make on your behalf are discrete.
Call us now on 1800 989 995 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
Our Promise to You:
- 100% Free swimming injury claim advice from an experienced solicitor
- 100% Accurate and up to date information about swimming injury compensation
- 100% Courteous and understanding service in plain English
- 100% No obligation to proceed with a swimming injury compensation claim
What to Expect When You Call
One of the areas of our service that receives the most comment is that we understand the position you are in when calling our free swimming injury claims advice helpline. We acknowledge that you will be calling us when you, or possibly your child, have sustained a swimming injury.
We will listen courteously as you tell us how the injury occurred and what treatment you received, and answer any questions you may have about making a swimming injury compensation claim in plain English – checking to ensure that you have understood our advice.
We will also try to establish that you have a claim for swimming injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue, explain the processes involved and how long they will take. At this early stage we may be unable to advise you how much compensation for your swimming injury claim you are likely to receive, but will give you an indication wherever possible.
At the end of each initial call to our free swimming injury claims advice service, we will summarise what we have discussed and provide you with a list of options for you to think about. These suggestions are tailor-made to reflect your personal situation and, although under no obligation to act upon them, should be considered carefully.
Many of our clients have found that discussing their options with family and friends raised more questions about making a swimming injury compensation claim. Should this happen in your case, you are more than welcome to contact our free swimming injury claim advice service once again.
We would point out that there is only a certain time available to make a swimming injury compensation claim from the date on which you sustained your injury. So, in order to avoid being time-barred and unable to claim swimming injury compensation, contact our free swimming injury claim advice service on 1800 989 995 at your earliest possible opportunity or complete the call-back box below and one of our experienced solicitors will be in touch.