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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: Leg Extension Machine


    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.

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    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

    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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