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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

    Who’s liable if you hurt yourself in the gym shower?


    Who is liable for injuries in a gym shower depends on the circumstances surrounding the personal injury.

    Self-inflicted gym shower incidents

    If, for example, you were to sustain an injury by slipping on wet flooring in a shower, it could be argued that showers are by their very nature wet places and you should therefore have:        

    • Been aware of the potential risk of sustaining a slip injury
    • Been careful enough not to slip

    In this case, no-one other than yourself would be considered to be at fault and subsequently liable for your slip-related injury.

    No-fault gym shower incidents

    On the other hand, if you were injured by tripping on a loose tile or a defective shower scalding or electrocuting you, the owner of the gym may be held liable for your accidental injury.

    The reason for this is simple. The gym owner has a duty of care to take all reasonable steps to protect you while on the premises. This includes ensuring showers are  maintained and inspected regularly and flooring is kept in a safe condition.

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    Questions of liability

    Who is responsible and subsequently liable for injuries by slips, trips and falls, not just in the gym shower, but in any kind of situation, is essentially a question of whether you were expected to be aware of a potential slip, trip or fall hazard.

    Being injured by a slip and fall after stepping on clearly marked, by signs or cones, wet flooring in a shop, for example, could mean you are not entitled to claim compensation, as you were aware of the risk, but ignored the warning sign.

    Had these warnings not been in place, the shop owner may have been held liable for your slipping injury.

    Establishing liability

    Our specialised lawyers here at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to quickly establish who is or is not liable for your trip, slip or fall injury.

    Backed by over 15 years’ experience in the claim industry, they can also conduct most of the necessary processes involved in a personal injury claim over the phone and often have the ability to successfully negotiate out-of-court settlements.

    Contact our advisors

    For detailed information, helpful advice and assignment of a member of our nationwide legal team to your case, call 0800 689 0500 now and have a confidential no-obligation chat with an advisor now.

    You can also contact us via your mobile by calling 0333 500 0993. Both lines are open 24/7.

    Date Published: April 6, 2016

    Author: SM Content

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