Accidents at work are a common occurrence, regardless of what field of employment you are in. When you sustain an injury at work, it can cause physical pain, distress and difficulties and sometimes this can be the fault of your employer.
Overall, workplaces are relatively safe places to be, however, whichever industry you are work in there are always risks. According to the Health and Safety Executive, an estimated 646,000 workers had an incident at work, 231,000 of these led to over three-day absences.
These risks are just as real and apparent within the health and leisure industry, where personal trainers are often susceptible to injury.
The risks for personal trainers
By offering clients a service to help them build fitness, motivation, and confidence through the means of carefully and strategically planned exercise regimes, personal trainers put themselves at risk of sustaining accidents at work.
With so many different aspects to their job role, the variation of potential accidents at work for a personal trainer is extensive. Common accident claims a personal trainer may make, include, but are not limited to:
- Muscle and bone injuries through joining in with their clients or classes
- Assault from clients
- Slips trips and falls in the gym or sporting venue they choose to work in
- Road traffic accidents driving between clients or venues
- Faulty equipment in the gym they may work in, leading to sport-related injuries
As the need to be healthy and look good continues to rise in the modern age, so does the risk of injury or accidents for personal trainers at work.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helplines specialist advisors can assist you in making a claim by considering the details of your accident at work to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
If you have been working in a gym and the gym or equipment was not maintained, then the management or owners of the gym may be liable. Employers have a responsibility to look after your safety and well being while you are in the workplace, and if negligence can be proved, they may be liable for any harm and difficulties you have suffered, as well as loss of earnings.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now on freephone 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile – and speak to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s specialists. Their expert team will handle your claim with the primary aim of winning you the compensation you deserve for your work-related accident.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice