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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

    Comparing the safest running equipment

    When purchasing running equipment, you are highly likely to take some time to research available options. It is wise to remember at this point that this research should not just be about comparing prices. It should also about determining what will be the safest running equipment for your purpose and circumstances. Here is why.

    Getting the safest running equipment

    Making sure you get the safest running equipment possible will help to prevent running accidents and potentially serious injuries to yourself and others. Your circumstances will play an important role in making your decision. If for example, you are a parent and intend to purchase a treadmill, the safest running equipment you can buy will have cords that are safely tucked away or securely held in place out of the reach of your children. It will also be fully enclosed (i.e. no gap between the track and moving parts of machinery) and have a safety key that can be used to stop the treadmill dead in the case of an emergency.


    Reading genuine, independent reviews will also help you in determining which running equipment will be the safest option for you.

    Faulty running equipment

    If despite your best efforts, you sustain an injury because the running equipment you purchased was faulty or defective, you could be entitled to faulty product compensation. In this case, it will be necessary to establish who is responsible for your injury. In some cases, retailers can be held liable, while in others, a manufacturer may be at fault.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    We have an experienced team of in-house legal experts capable of quickly establishing who was responsible for your running equipment-related injury. As soon as we have established liability we can get your claim set into motion. We can support you throughout the claim process from start to finish under a conditional (no-win, no-fee*) fee agreement.

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    Getting our help

    Enlisting our help could not be easier. All you have to do to get one of our in-house solicitors assigned to your case is to use a UK landline or your mobile phone to call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 (numbers for landline and mobile calls respectively) and answer a few simple questions our friendly advisors will ask you. Any details you provide during this call will be kept strictly confidential. You will at no time be obligated to initiate a claim process through us.

    Date Published: February 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.