Do you attend a gym on a regular basis? Even if you only go once in a while you have a right to take part in classes and enjoy using the gym equipment without fear of experiencing an injury. Thankfully most people will have a good experience and head back home feeling very good. It is only in rare circumstances they might be hurt and start considering the likelihood of claiming gym injury compensation.
There is always the chance you could be injured while at the gym, but it will usually be as a result of not paying attention or perhaps putting a little too much effort into something when you should take it easier. However, there can still be instances when a gym injury might occur because you have been using equipment that is not fit for purpose.
Instructors giving poor advice
There are many instructors across the UK who are experienced in providing expert advice to all manner of different people. They provide classes as well as one-on-one tuition where required. In every case though they should bear in mind any health issues the individual has, and provide expert advice that is safe to follow. This is typically the case but there could potentially be instances where people are hurt because they are given incorrect advice.
Other potential accidents could happen through simpler means. For instance, you might slip over and hurt yourself because you walk across a wet floor. If there is no signage around to make this clear, you could hurt yourself as a result.
What should you do?
Reporting your accident to those in charge of the gym is your first task. There should be first aiders on-site who can provide assistance with any injuries you have. You might also wish to take some photos of the area where you had your accident, since these can provide evidence to help support any gym injury compensation claim you could make later on.
Once you have gone through all this you can give Accident Advice Helpline a call. Our no win, no fee* lawyers are ready to provide the expert no-obligation advice you need just when you need it most. Just pick up your phone now and call us on 0800 689 0500 so you can be certain of getting proper legal advice just when you need it most of all.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead