Vigorous and fast paced, spin bike exercise classes are a popular way of getting an effective workout. Care is, however, advised, as spin classes can be the scene of potentially serious spin bike injuries.
Common accidents in spin classes
The most common injuries in spin classes are caused by poor body positioning, overuse and incorrect set-up of handles or seat heights. These injuries may include:
- Strains and sprains to wrists, backs and ankles
- Pulled back muscles and/or hip pain
- Knee ligament or tendon injuries
Defective or damaged, poorly maintained spin bikes may also lead to accidents in spin bike classes. Here, injuries may consist of:
- Injuries to the ankles or feet by breaking pedals
- Injuries by falling off loose or damaged seats
- Bruises, cuts, grazes or lacerations by accidental contact with moving parts
Other injuries at spin class may be caused by:
- Slipping on spills or otherwise wet flooring
- Tripping over equipment, loose, damaged or cluttered flooring
- Falling down stairs due to clutter or inadequate lighting
Operators of spin classes have a legal duty of care to minimise the risk of personal injuries by:
- Maintaining spin bikes in good, safe working order
- Preventing slip, trip and fall injuries by keeping passages, stairs, etc. dry, clean, clear of clutter and well lit
- Providing participants with adequate training/instruction in the safe use of bikes
This includes assisting participants incorrectly setting up the height of seats and handles and showing them the correct way to position their body while cycling.
Claiming for compensation
If you sustained an accidental injury in a spin class, you could be entitled to make a spin bike injury claim if your injury was caused by:
- A poorly maintained, damaged or defective bike
- Lack of proper training/instruction
- Clutter, wet or damaged flooring
- Inadequate lighting in passages or stairwells
To make a successful spin bike accident claim, you must action your claim within three years from the date your injury occurred.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our nationwide legal team has more than a decade’s worth of experience in processing spin injury claims. Boasting an exemplary track record, we can provide you with expert spin class injury advice and help you get your compensation quickly, efficiently and without excessive hassle. Learn more about claiming for compensation now by calling our freephone helpline from your UK landline on 0800 689 0500 or your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Both lines are open 24 hours a day, obligation-free and strictly confidential.
Date Published: May 8, 2017
Author: Accident Advice