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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: Seated Dip Machine

    From slips, trips and falls on treadmills to sprains and strains from over-worked muscle groups, the gym is brimming with potential sport-related injuries and conditions. The key to avoid accidents in the gym is to undertake a full induction, ask for a personal training plan and know your body’s capabilities.

    Seated Dip Machine: The lowdown

    The seated dip machine involves lifting weights by pushing handles slowly down, until you reach full arm extension. You are then required to slowly and steadily return to your original position, with your arm bent at the elbow.

    Due to the muscle groups worked by the seated dip machine – the triceps, shoulders and chest –  common injuries are typically inflammation or rupture of the triceps tendon, and strains and strains to the shoulders and chest area. Some users experience shoulder dislocation or spine injuries if poor technique is adopted.

    Who is to blame for your accident at the gym?

    When you visit the gym, the facility has as legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety. You have a right to be adequately inducted and know how to correctly use all equipment on offer, in a safe and clean environment.

    If you sustain an injury due to insufficient guidance or poor gym maintenance, it may be that your gym has failed in their legal obligation to guarantee your well-being and as such could be held liable for any harm or difficulties you have experienced.

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    A law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine who is to blame and whether or not you have a case for personal injury compensation that is likely to succeed.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you have sustained a sport-related injury and you believe you were not to blame for the accident that caused it, you may have a case to claim for personal injury compensation.

    Do not worry, you are not alone, Accident Advice Helpline now has many years of experience in assisting victims of sporting accidents, working with the primary aim of recovering the personal injury compensation you deserve for any harm or distress you have suffered.

    Working around the clock to provide a convenient and efficient service, Accident Advice Helpline operates a 24-hour, seven day a week freephone helpline. Call today on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile – for a free initial consultation regarding your claim.

    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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