Think of a gym and you might think of various classes and fitness activities going on. However, when it comes to injuries, you might assume there is a greater chance of clients being injured through trying too much rather than staff being injured while they are working there.
While this is true for the most part, there might potentially be situations where gym staff can be injured while doing their work too. This is rare but that doesn’t mean it never happens. Every workplace has the potential to create situations where injuries could occur, and in some cases these instances can be down to negligence on the part of the employer.
Examples of potential accidents
Every gym needs to be in good condition and to offer good facilities that are safe to use. This should be the case for the guests but also for staff members. Thus the gym should be cleaned regularly and anything that is spilled should be cleaned up promptly. If this is not the case, both guests and staff could potentially be at risk of slipping or falling as a result.
Similarly all the equipment that is at the gym needs to be in good condition and maintained on a regular basis. If it isn’t checked and maintained or repaired when necessary, a member of staff could have an accident while demonstrating it to someone wishing to use it.
Are you wondering if you could make a gym staff injury compensation claim?
Maybe you work in a gym – or you have done within the last three years – and you are wondering whether an injury you suffered could have been down to negligence on the part of someone else. If you think this was the case, you could make a compensation claim.
It could be a lot easier to start a gym staff injury compensation claims process if you have someone on your side with experience of such claims. If you decide to call Accident Advice Helpline today, by using our free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500, you can find out the truth. One of the experienced lawyers we work with could be matched with you to see whether they can win a claim. We work on a no win, no fee* basis too, so there is no danger of losing financially if your claim is unsuccessful at any stage.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead