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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: Stair stepper

    Experiencing an accident at the gym is, unfortunately, quite common. Due to the range of equipment and machines available, it is likely that those who use the gym will at some point misuse the machinery or overstretch themselves on the equipment.

    Beyond the common treadmill slips, trips and falls, gym enthusiasts can be subject to more severe gym-related accidents when using unfamiliar and challenging equipment.

    Stair stepper accidents

    The stair stepper provides a low-impact aerobic exercise, thought to be better for the body than aerobic fitness classes, as it minimises the risk of jarring shocks.

    A stair stepper workout can be as low pace or as strenuous as you want on any given day. Exercising the lower body muscles, including the buttocks, hips, calves and thighs, regular workouts on the stair stepper tone these areas and burn calories.

    Using the cross trainer can lead to different types of in gym accidents such as:

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    • Repetitive motion injuries
    • Fractures, breaks, or sprains from the imbalance of the machine
    • Slips, trips and falls off the back of the stair stepper
    • Sport-related knee injury due to climbing motion

    Many gym injuries occur due to pushing your body too far and overusing the facilities available to you. In addition, accidents in the gym can occur due to poor technique or using machines incorrectly.

    If you have not received a full induction or satisfactory guidance at your gym and you believe this contributed to the cause of your gym-related accident, you may have a case eligible for personal injury compensation.

    The gym has a responsibility to protect your health and safety. Failing to provide proper guidance in equipment use or not effectively maintain equipment, for example, could find the gym liable for your sporting injury.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    However you sustained your gym-related injury, whether you fell on the treadmill or didn’t receive adequate equipment training, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to advise you of whether you have a case eligible for personal injury compensation.

    A personal injury claim for your gym accident can cover not only your sport-related injuries, but also for any loss of earnings and any other trauma you have experienced as a direct result of the incident.

    So long as the gym accident occurred within the last three years, call their Freephone line today on 0800 689 0500. Their lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week, and there is no obligation to pursue your claim.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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