Accidents such as slips, trips and falls at the gym are common. It isn’t unusual to see someone slip and trip on the treadmill or fall over bars on a piece of equipment. Although these injuries are not unusual and can be handled relatively easily, some gym-related accidents lead to more severe, complex injuries.
The leg extension machine: Accidents and injuries
As a resistance weight training exercise, the leg extension machine tones and strengthens the quadriceps muscle in the legs. A padded bar is placed over the bridge of the foot and users extend their legs from a bent-knee position. Potential accidents may include;
- Knee injuries
- Muscle strain and sprains
- Spinal injuries
- Slips, trips and falls following workouts
- Blisters and skin irritation to the foot area
Accidents at the gym: Who is to blame?
Many gym injuries are sustained when individuals push their body too far and overuse the facilities on offer. That being said, gym-related injuries and conditions can sometimes arise when an individual adopts poor technique and uses equipment incorrectly.
This can be because you have not received a full or satisfactory induction at your gym. If you believe that this is the case and it has contributed to your sport injuries, the facility owner could be liable and you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Your gym has a legal obligation to ensure your health and well-being. When you experience an accident at the gym – be it a slip trip or fall or other sport-specific injury – due to poorly-maintained areas or an inadequate induction, for example, your gym has failed to meet this responsibility.
Accident Advice Helpline
With years of experience, Accident Advice Helpline is fully equipped to give you specialist advice on gym-related accidents and injuries. Our expert team looks at the specific details of your case, taking into account all elements of your accident at the gym to see if you are in a position to make a claim.
Accidents and injuries in the gym are common. You are not alone in contacting Accident Advice Helpline for help in these situations. Do not feel worried.
Accident Advice Helpline specialists are available to talk 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Freephone 0800 689 0500. 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 gym-related injuries.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice