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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Over 20% of gym injuries suffered to the lower back


    If you’ve been injured whilst working out at the gym, you’re not alone. Accident Advice Helpline recently carried out a survey into gym accidents, and the results are very interesting indeed. Almost 14% of people have been injured in an accident in the gym, and of those surveyed, more than 20% have suffered problems with their lower back after a gym accident. Gym injuries suffered to the lower back could be serious and may mean time off work to recover. These people could be entitled to personal injury compensation for their pain, suffering and loss of earnings – and you could too, provided it’s been 3 years or less since your accident.

    Lower back injuries – how do they happen?

    Statistically speaking, you’re more at risk of a gym-related injury if you run on the treadmill or use the rowing machine than if you spend all your time working out with medicine balls. In fact, 8.7% of accidents occurred whilst using the treadmill or rowing machine. You could suffer a lower back injury if the treadmill has not been properly set up and you are flung off (for example, if it’s going too fast) or if you push yourself too hard after setting the machine wrongly. On a rowing machine, you could suffer injuries due to faulty equipment, straining or spraining muscles in your lower back, which can take some time to heal. Almost 8% of injuries in the gym are caused by lack of instruction, so do make sure you receive an induction when joining a gym and that you’re shown how to use equipment properly.

    Claiming compensation for lower back injuries

    Gym injuries suffered to the lower back can be painful. The back is made up of many interconnected muscles and tendons, and an injury here can cause pain to radiate to the shoulders, neck, arms and even legs. That’s why gym injuries suffered to the lower back can often be debilitating and you may find you’re unable to work.

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    If this has happened to you, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. It’s free to call find out if you have a viable claim, or you could take the 30-second test on our website right now and see how much compensation you could be entitled to, if your claim is successful. We have over 15 years’ experience helping customers claim personal injury compensation, so we’re confident we can help you too.

    Research – Gym Results

    Date Published: May 3, 2016

    Author: Paula Beaton

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