If you hate the thought of pounding the pavements in all weathers, using a running machine at your local gym might seem a smart idea. After all, you can exercise indoors, practise your running technique and always be at the perfect temperature without worrying about sudden storms or downpours.
Of course, while using a running machine does have its advantages, it can be potentially dangerous to use it too if you don’t respect it and know what you are doing. You must pay close attention when using one of these machines, otherwise you might end up tripping up and falling over.
Suffering various injuries
A fall on a running machine can incur broken bones, grazes, bruises and nasty cuts among other things. It might also make you feel nervous of using one again. It’s all too easy for a lack of concentration to cause you to have an accident. Imagine then how you would feel if you did everything right but you were injured because the gym providing the machine had been negligent in some manner.
It is this type of situation that can potentially result in running machine injury compensation being issued to you if you should decide to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline has made sure other people have been able to fight for (and win) compensation in the past.
How could someone else be negligent?
A lack of maintenance or allowing faulty equipment to still be in use could be examples of how running machine injury compensation could be awarded to someone who is hurt through using one in a gym. If you have received improper training in how to use one that has led directly to an injury, this might result in compensation being awarded as well.
Clearly the facts of your accident must be explored in order to reach a decision on whether running machine injury compensation is to be granted in your case. This is where Accident Advice Helpline can come in very handy.
By calling us on 0800 689 0500 (this is free to do) you can see whether our team believes you have a good chance of winning such a claim. Our lawyers might be able to lead you through the process by using the no win, no fee claims procedure. Why not give us a ring today and see if you could indeed claim compensation?
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead