While many people have an exercise bike at home that doubles as a clothes hanger, many others go to their nearby gym each week to use the bikes there instead. It is a smart alternative – you can use up-to-date and more advanced bikes in safe and pleasant surroundings, and you only have to pay a regular monthly fee to use them as much as you like.
Cases where exercise bike injury compensation has been granted are few and far between. Fortunately while a few people have been hurt while using these bikes, they are very much the exception and not the rule.
What can happen?
Most bikes are very safe to use providing they are set up properly, maintained and used in the proper manner. You should be notified of how to use one when you first attend a gym, or at least be able to ask for advice from someone who is trained to give it.
If you are given ‘expert’ advice that causes you to have an accident, or if the bike is actually not fit for purpose, you could end up suffering injuries. Falling off one of these bikes can hurt, especially as you might hit yourself on other equipment nearby as well.
Accident Advice Helpline has handled claims of this nature in the past. It is never nice to realise people have been injured while trying to maintain or improve on their fitness levels. Fortunately such cases are not that common, although even the more minor injuries can put people off continuing with that activity for the foreseeable future.
Learning how you could make a no win, no fee claim
This type of claim means you don’t have to pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers work on a no win, no fee basis. If you think you could make an exercise bike injury compensation claim therefore, it is smart to call us on 0800 689 0500 now.
There is a period of three years from the date of the accident in which you must start your claim. By calling us we can get things moving for you very quickly if we support the idea that a claim is possible. We’ll steer you through the procedure and tell you exactly what is happening and when. Make sure you know whether you could get some compensation.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead