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Q

I broke my leg when I slipped in the changing room at my local swimming club. Who pays for my Pennsylvania slip-and-fall injuries?

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When you think of swimming pool dangers, you probably think of drowning. Yet drowning and near-drowning aren’t the only swimming pool dangers in Pennsylvania. In fact, slips and falls may be the most common type of swimming pool accident.

Pennsylvania swimming pool slips and falls can cause serious injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Twisted ankles
  • Knee injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

Playing and splashing are a natural part of enjoying the pool. However, fun can create danger. When water splashes on slick surfaces, slips and falls are inevitable. Because there is a natural risk of slipping, swimming pool owners and managers must take steps to minimize the risk of injury to the public. Examples include regular mopping of wet restrooms and changing rooms, installing non-slip surfaces, and posting warning signs in areas where water tends to accumulate.

When the owner or manager fails to meet safety standards or fails to warn of dangerous conditions, the swimming pool owner may be held liable for slip-and-fall injuries. This means he is financially responsible for any injuries and property damage.

If you or your child was injured at a Philadelphia swimming pool, the owner of the pool may be liable for your injuries. Your Philadelphia personal injury attorney will be able to tell you if you have a case. To learn more, contact Mednick, Mezyk, and Kredo at 888-807-WORK and ask to schedule a free case evaluation.