Swimming pools become an essential part of your summer activity. They are fun and exciting; everyone enjoys their time in the pool. As the temperatures in Wisconsin soar, people head to swimming pools to cool off. The job of the swimming pool operator is to ensure everyone using the pool is safe.
No one is an expert in swimming pool safety, so to ensure the safety of everyone using the swimming pool, an operator needs to take some precautions to avoid injuries. An individual injured in a swimming pool accident might blame the pool operator of negligence. Here are some safety tips to follow to help avoid liability for swimming pool injuries.
Avoid Slip and Fall Accidents
Swimming pools have a high risk of slip and fall accidents happening since the area surrounding the swimming pool is prone to having water splash onto the surface. The operators of a swimming pool must ensure reasonable care and provide a non-slip surface around the pool. Using rubber flooring will help prevent individuals from being liable for a slip and fall injury. An injured individual will have to prove the injury was caused by the negligence of the pool operator. If negligence is proved, the pool operator might be liable to pay for the pain and suffering endured by the visitor.
Secure Pool from Small Children
The pool operator must also ensure young children are kept safe. A swimming pool owner can keep children safe by allowing them to swim in their designated areas only. No child should be allowed in the pool without the proper headgear, swimming vest and armbands. Include rubber surfaces to avoid any slip and fall accidents to further prevent or personal injury lawsuit. If you believe that your injury was caused by negligence of the pool operator then speak to an experienced premises liability lawyer to discuss your case.
Have a Life Guard Present
The duty of care indicates the pool owner must ensure visitors must be kept safe, as long as they are on the premises of the pool. It indicates pool management must ensure everyone is following the rules and they have the right attire and gear for swimming. Furthermore, the presence of a lifeguard is an essential part of a safe swimming pool for everyone. If you are unsure about your duty of care, then talk to a skilled personal injury attorney today.
If you wish to seek further information about the key ways to avoid liability for swimming pool injuries or schedule a consultation session, contact the team at Law Offices of John V. O’Connor at 262-671-1685 to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer.