A weights bench can range from a very small one to something much larger. There is usually a seat to sit on and a reclining section to lean back on while you are preparing to lift weights. You can also sometimes use a leg extension section to lift weights with your lower legs as well while in the seated position.
Unless you have a large spare room handy, the chances are you will use equipment like this at your local gym rather than using it at home. This is actually advantageous though because it means you can use a lot more equipment than you would probably be able to afford yourself. That is, of course, assuming the equipment is in excellent condition and is safe to use.
Is this normally the case?
Yes, it is. Gym owners have to be sure they follow all health and safety laws that pertain to their business. If they don’t, they might end up with one or more injured patrons – and that could mean they have to pay out weights bench injury compensation to those people.
That’s why they typically take every care to make sure they follow all the requirements in terms of maintaining their benches and other exercise equipment, so no one is ever in any danger.
They must also make sure the trainers they take on are qualified and able to provide expert advice to those who need it. If a trainer advises you to lift a certain amount of weight without checking whether you can actually do so, and you hurt yourself in the process, you might have a chance to claim weights bench injury compensation.
Finding out the facts
Basically, if someone else – whether that is the trainer or the owner of the gym – is negligent in some way, and that leads you to suffer one or more injuries, you might be able to consider starting a compensation claim against them.
It is important to get professional no-obligation advice in this situation though. Without it, it can be very difficult to work out whether you are in a good position to take your claim through the legal process.
Call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you might be able to make a no win, no fee* claim too – it could make things even easier still.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Gym accident claim