Pilates takes its name from the surname of the man who first created it, Joseph Pilates. It is all about controlling your movements and using them to help you enjoy better strength and flexibility in your body. Across the UK there are many classes available that offer Pilates to everyone from beginners to those at more advanced levels.
If you have an interest in Pilates, it would make sense to go to a proper class so you can take advantage of learning from someone who is experienced in teaching others. While you can follow a DVD at home, there is a lot to be said for going to a class – providing, of course, it is run to high standards. Thankfully this will usually be the case, although there is always the potential something could go wrong.
Why might Pilates injury compensation be paid out?
Injuries are not normally associated with Pilates in the same way they would be with other sports. However, this doesn’t mean there is never a chance that something might happen. For instance it is reasonable to assume the class you choose will be run by someone who is trained to give instruction in Pilates. If this turns out not to be the case and you are injured because they have instructed you wrongly, you could have a chance to make a compensation claim.
There is also the question of how safe the room is that is being used for your classes. The same applies to the building you are in. If there are slip or trip hazards around, for example, one of them might end up causing you an injury. If this was the case you could have a good case to argue for Pilates injury compensation.
Getting more answers
Obviously you will need as much information as you can get if you’ve been hurt in an incident during a Pilates class. You have three years in which to make a compensation claim if you have a strong case, but the sooner you can do so, the fresher everything will be in your mind.
So why not contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today so you can find out if you do have a good chance of making such a claim? Our experienced lawyers may be able to provide you with the support you need at this time.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead