Accidents at the gym can be common with the amount of different techniques and machines being used to do exercise. Beyond the regular slips, trips and falls involved with treadmill use, some more severe sporting accidents can occur when using specialist equipment.
Cross trainer accidents
The cross trainer is seen as a steady warm-up machine used to get the muscles working.
The cross trainer workout can be as easy or strenuous as you want to make it, but don’t be fooled by its easy-going demeanour. With the cross trainer using so many different muscle groups, it can be easy to injure one or more muscles whilst using the machine.
Using the cross trainer can lead to different types of in gym accidents such as:
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Fractures, breaks, or sprains from the imbalance of the machine
- Knee injuries – the cross trainer keeps the knee in one place, an unnatural position
Although most gym-related injuries are from overuse or too much exercise, some injuries are caused by incorrect technique or incorrect use of equipment. In the case of the latter, if you have not received suitable training or information on how to use a piece of equipment correctly from the instructor, then your gym or fitness centre could be responsible for your gym-related accident.
When registering at the gym of your choice, you should be given a full induction on how to correctly use the equipment on offer. If you haven’t been given this induction, then the gym could be responsible for your sporting injury.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe your gym is responsible in any way for the injury you have suffered, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for your accident at the gym.
The compensation claim can cover not only your sport-related injuries, but also for any loss of earnings and any other difficulties you have experienced as a direct result of your accident at the gym.
Accident Advice Helpline deals with each case on a unique, one to one basis, offering specialist, tailored advice to each individual regarding their claim. Their 24/7 freephone line is available to all victims of personal injury. Their specialist advisors are available to provide expert advice on whether or not your claim is worth pursuing.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on freephone 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile – to find out if you have a valid case to claim for compensation.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice