Fitness instructors do their work in gyms and sports centres, and occasionally they are self-employed and visit clients in their homes too. For the most part though, they work in the aforementioned areas, taking classes and helping people make the most of their activities and efforts.
In order to work in this role you need to be fit and healthy, so you are able to do everything that is asked of you every day. You need to set a positive example for everyone who attends your classes, which is why most instructors will be qualified to do what they do.
How can injuries occur?
Very few fitness instructors will ever be injured while they are working. It can happen, but their training helps them avoid this. However, there is a possibility their workplace could lead them to suffer an injury that was not of their own doing.
For instance they might enter the sports centre one morning to take an early class and slip over on a floor that has just been mopped by the cleaner. If there was no sign warning them the floor was wet, this would present a good opportunity to claim fitness instructor injury compensation. The accident would not have been their fault, after all, but the fault of the cleaner who did not follow health and safety procedure and leave a sign in place. Other accidents such as slips, trips and falls can lead to injuries as well. In other cases – albeit rare ones – there could be substandard equipment provided for the fitness instructor to use that causes injury in some way.
Are you in a position to claim fitness instructor injury compensation?
As you can probably tell, there is a clear need to be able to provide proof of negligence if your claim is to be a success. This can be a challenge at times, which is why we would encourage you to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have helped many other people throughout the years we have been in this business. There is a possibility we could help you as well.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 now. The sooner you can speak with a friendly and well-trained advisor, the sooner you can get access to the advice you need in this situation. With us on your side you could indeed make a successful claim.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead