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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: Treadmill

    Gym accidents: Treadmill

    As we become more aware of what our bodies need to stay healthy and in shape, the use of public gyms is an increasingly popular pastime.

    With the right advice, hundreds of thousands of us safely use gym facilities every year, however, exercising our muscles, putting our body under pressure and tackling unfamiliar equipment can lead to accidents such as slips, trips and falls and injuries such as sprains and strains.

    Treadmill traumas

    While many treadmills have similar settings, it can be difficult to get to grips with how to use them to best suit your fitness needs. Fitness centres and private gyms have a responsibility to ensure your health and safety and show you how to correctly use the equipment on site. That being said, gym accidents are common and can cause a variety of sport-related injuries.

    We’ve all seen someone stumble and fall on a treadmill, and in most cases the main trauma is recovering your dignity, but for an unfortunate few, more severe gym-related accidents do occur.

    As well as slips and trips on treadmills, you can avoid accident and injury by:

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    • Wearing the correct footwear
    • Desisting from slapping your feet while running or walking
    • Changing routines
    • Maintaining good arm movements
    • Not holding the treadmill bars
    • Adopting a good posture
    • Knowing your limits – not ‘overdoing it’
    • Pacing your stride

    Who is to blame for your gym-related accident?

    Accidents do happen to all of us. Human error and lapses in concentration can lead to little slips and trips that lead to injury.

    That being said, in some cases we do sustain injuries through no fault of our own. Gym-related injuries can occur due to insufficient inductions on the machinery, unmaintained equipment or inadequate personal training advice.

    If you believe you have suffered harm due to an issue that was out of your hands, a law firm could help you recover the personal injury compensation that you are entitled to.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims.

    However you sustained your personal injury at the gym –  slips and trips on the treadmill or through insufficient equipment training – Accident Advice Helpline will be able to advise you whether or not you have an eligible case to claim for compensation.

    Call our freephone line today on 0800 689 0500, for a free initial consultation with no obligation to pursue your claim.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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