In the hectic modern world that we live in, it’s not always possible to make time to go to the gym. As a result, there has been a massive increase in the sale of fitness aids to be used in the home such as treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights and abdominal rollers. Whilst these devices are an excellent idea to improve personal fitness on a tight schedule and budget, it’s important to take care not to injure yourself when working out at home.
What kinds of accidents can occur when working out at home?
It’s almost impossible to list exhaustively the myriad possible injuries and accidents that could occur when working out at home, but broadly speaking, they tend to be the same kind of sports injuries that affect gym-goers. These include such injuries as repetitive strain injury, neck, back and shoulder injuries and slips, trips and falls. In the gym, exercise is normally performed in a safe environment with the supervision of professionals, but at home the risk of an injury when working out is greater due to the absence of safety equipment and trained professionals.
How to prevent injuries when working out at home
Before you use any piece of equipment, inspect it for any visual damage. If you are in any doubt as to the condition of the equipment, do not use it. It is essential not to over exert yourself by lifting weights that are too heavy or setting a treadmill on too high a tempo.
Could I make a claim for compensation for injuring myself while working out at home?
If your injuries occurred as the result of a defective piece of sports equipment and it wasn’t your fault, you are well within your rights to pursue a claim for compensation for the injuries that occurred to you.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline could help you to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation. With over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury law, we pride ourselves on our outstanding work in helping our clients get the justice they deserve. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and speak with one of our friendly advisors, who will help talk you through the claims process. You will be under no obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown