Tuesday, 14 July 2015 08:21

Woman awarded €35,000 damages following swimming pool accident

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A 30 year old woman who broke her two front teeth after she dived into a shallow swimming pool and hit the bottom, has been awarded €35,000 in damages.

The woman took a personal injury claim* against a Dublin fitness club following the accident. The woman claimed that the pool was unsuitable for diving into and said that if a lifeguard had been present at the time of the accident, she could have been warned that diving was not allowed in the swimming pool.

Evidence given by a forensic engineer on behalf of the woman, said that the swimming pool didn’t have a deep end which was unusual and was about four feet in depth throughout its length.

Judge Jacqueline Linnane said that the depth of the pool was unsuitable for diving and that it was not adequately marked. Judge Linnane awarded the woman €35,000 in damages and said that the woman she was not guilty of contributory negligence.

David Walley + Co Solicitors have many years successful experience advising clients in personal injury claims*. Contact us now for a consultation with one of our experienced solicitors.

*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.

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