Kettlebells are so-called because of their slight resemblance to a kettle. Each kettlebell will be of a different size and weight, and each one should be marked clearly so you can see how heavy it is. They are generally round with a flat base so they can be easily placed on the floor without rolling. They have a handle attached at the top for easy lifting too.
While they are safe to use under the right circumstances, kettlebell injury compensation could be paid out if you have been hurt under specific circumstances. For example, if you have used kettlebells at your local gym and you were not informed of how to use them in the proper manner, you might have a chance to claim some kettlebell injury compensation.
Were you warned of the risks associated with kettlebells?
Any instructor who has failed to tell you about the risks of using kettlebells could be held liable if you have suffered an accident as a result. Similarly you could argue that you had been injured by picking up a kettlebell that was significantly heavier than you thought it was. This might be the case if the kettlebells at the gym were not labelled to indicate their weight, or the labelling had worn off.
Any injury involving a kettlebell can be quite serious because of the amount of weight involved. For example you might find you easily break a toe if you were to drop one on your foot. This would be your fault of course, but if someone else was mucking around nearby and dropped one on your foot, they would be negligent in those actions.
Could you claim?
The first thing you should do if you want to know whether you are entitled to claim is to call the team at Accident Advice Helpline. If you prefer, you can use the online test we provide that takes a mere 30 seconds to complete. This will provide you with some answers as well, so you know whether you have a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim.
Knowing who to trust in a situation like this can be tricky. However, since our team has already handled thousands of claims, you can be sure you’ll be safe if you call now on 0800 689 0500 to see if we can help you with your claim.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead