Child injured – Swimming Lessons

Child Injured in Swimming Lesson Claimant child, aged 4 years old, was injured in a swimming baths whilst she was participating in a school swimming trip. The Claimant fell, hit her face on the tiles and thereafter split her lip open due to the slippy surface and tile defect. The Litigation Friend (this is usually…

Swimming Pool Drowning Compensation To Child

Swimming Pool Drowning Compensation To Child This is a tragic case that involved a 10 year old child pupil at a Junior School where the local Council was responsible for the child’s education and welfare.  As part of the national curriculum at the time, it included physical training which included various sports that incorporated swimming…

Court Prefers Child’s Evidence – Near Drowning Claim

Children’s Word Was More Powerful Than Adults. In a very difficult and tragic near death drowning claim, the evidence of 10 year old children about what happened in the swimming pool was preferred over the Adults.  A brief outline of the case can be found at Woodland v Essex County Council and Maxwell; this link…