Keeping fit with regular exercise is fantastic for your health and longevity, but although leisure and fitness activities can be exceptionally fun and beneficial, they can sometimes be dangerous if the correct safety precautions aren’t taken.
Broken or unmaintained equipment
At a gym, you’ll find hundreds of machines, from treadmills and rowing machines, to cross trainers and bikes. These machines are fantastic at helping you keep in top physical shape, but when they aren’t maintained or looked after by the gym or establishment you are exercising in, they can become quite the opposite, causing slips, trips and falls or muscle and bone injuries. If you suspect a machine may not be working properly, ensure you raise a query with a member of staff and avoid using it.
Incorrect or lack of instructions
When you attend a fitness class or a leisure establishment, you should be advised on how to use the regime, facility or machine correctly and safely by staff or the instructor. If you aren’t advised properly or are given the wrong instructions, your health and well being could be at risk, and through no fault of your own, you could suffer a slip injury, pull a muscle, break a bone, and have a potential public liability claim.
Slippery surfaces cause trips and slips
Leisure centres can be a breeding ground for slippery surfaces. Swimming pools, jacuzzi areas, saunas and changing rooms are all places which could have slippery surfaces, which when not dealt with, could cause a spate of trips and falls. It is up to the staff of the leisure facilities to keep all surfaces safe and clean for walking, and if you have suffered a trip or fall due to a slippery surface and it wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim compensation for your injuries.
Make a leisure and fitness claim
Accident Advice Helpline specialises in helping victims get compensation for accidents that were not their fault. If you have recently suffered a slip accident or any kind of injury within a leisure centre or fitness establishment, our team of lawyers could help you secure accident compensation for your injury. Simply take our 30-second test to see if you have a claim, or call us at any time of the day on our freephone number: 0800 180 4123, where you’ll receive free, expert advice.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice