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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

    Can you claim if you are injured in an exercise class?


    Exercising is supposed to be good for your health. Occasionally, however, something may go wrong and you could sustain personal injuries. If you are injured in an exercise class accident caused by someone else, you could be entitled personal injury compensation.

    Injured in an exercise class

    Instances, when you could be eligible to claim after being injured in an exercise class, include, for instance, injuries by:

    • Slips or trips on wet, uneven or damaged flooring
    • Tripping on cluttered flooring
    • Defective equipment
    • Inadequate instructions on how to perform an exercise or use equipment safely

    Sometimes, people are injured by falling or dropped weights. If someone else drops a weight on you, this could also entitle you to make a compensation claim.

    Gym owners and trainers

    Gym owners and exercise class trainers have a duty of care to protect you against accidental injuries while on their premises. This includes preventing accidental injury by ensuring that:

    • Equipment is well maintained and in good, safe working order
    • Flooring throughout the facility is kept clean, dry, free of clutter and in safe condition
    • Visitors are instructed properly on postures and how to perform exercises and use equipment safely

    If a gym owner or trainer was in breach of this duty and you were subsequently injured in an exercise class, you could be eligible to claim.

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    When to claim

    It is recommended to initiate the claim process as soon after sustaining an injury as possible. At the very latest, personal injury claims must be made within three years of the accident causing an injury.

    Getting advice

    The first step in making a compensation after an exercise class accident is to get expert compensation advice and confirm your claim eligibility.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    With over 15 years’ worth of experience in the claim sector, we can answer all your questions and confirm your eligibility to claim quickly and efficiently. As a law firm with a nationwide legal team, we can also make sure your claim is handled by an in-house solicitor specialising in your type of claim.

    Contact us

    You can get free, confidential advice by calling our no-obligation helpline and explaining your situation to one of our sympathetic advisors. The number you should call from a UK landline is 0800 689 0500. If you are using a mobile, you should call 0333 500 0993. Alternatively, you can also make initial contact with us by completing our 30-second test online.

    Date Published: March 17, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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