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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

    Gym accidents: Arm Curl Machine

    Whether you are regularly at the gym or just every so often for mild use, you are always at risk of sustaining an injury during your work out.

    From misuse of a machine, or something as common as slips, trips and falls while moving around the gym floor, gym-related accidents, leading to sport injuries, can and do happen.

    Between 2007 and 2010, injuries at gyms and when using gym equipment was up 45 per cent. With the use of gyms rising as we become more aware of our health needs, this figure looks set to continue increasing, as more people choose to become gym members.

    The arm curl machine

    The arm curl machine is a machine used primarily to train and strengthen the bicep muscles in the arm. As the bicep is arguably the most used upper body muscle, many see it as important to get this muscle as strong as possible by using the arm curl machine.

    With the arm curl machine allowing you to adopt different weights and resistance, sustaining a gym-related injury while using this machine could be very easy. Like many types of injury at the gym, if you sustain your injury while using equipment like the arm curl machine, you may not be at fault for the harm you have suffered.

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    Who is responsible for your gym-related accident?

    Gyms have a legal obligation for your health, well-being and safety while you use their facilities, and are normally required to provide you with a full induction showing you how to safely use each piece of equipment. If you haven’t been given the proper instruction on the use of equipment, then the gym may be liable for your injury.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline can give you specialist advice on gym-related incidents. Their expert team will go through your case on an individual basis, taking into account all the facts needed to see if you are in a position to make a claim.

    Accidents and injuries in the gym are common so you are not alone in contacting Accident Advice Helpline for help in these situations. Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted on their Freephone number 0800 689 0500, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    If your case is eligible to claim, Accident Advice Helpline’s dedicated team will work closely with you to ensure they recover the compensation you are entitled to for your accident at the gym.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: SM Content

    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.

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