Weights can vary from small dumbbells that are ideal when you are just starting out or looking to expand your exercise routine, to large weights attached to either end of a bar.
Since most of us don’t have the space – or the cash – to invest in a large set of weights equipment for our own homes, the sensible choice is to go to the gym to use their equipment instead.
But what would you do if you were hurt as a result of using some of that equipment? There could be times when you might think an accident would be your fault. Perhaps you weren’t paying enough attention to what you were doing, or you hadn’t taken the time to learn how to use the equipment in the proper manner.
What if someone else was to blame?
This is the other possibility. You may be in a position where you used some weights equipment in the gym and a part of it was faulty in some way. For instance, perhaps you thought the weights were firmly secured to either end of the bar, when this was not the case. Upon closer inspection, you had secured them correctly but they may have been faulty in some way.
Gym owners have a duty of care to protect the health and well-being of everyone who uses their premises. This means they need to check and maintain all the equipment they have, not to mention making sure no one uses something if it is found to be faulty in some way.
How can you find out what the answers are in your case?
It is sometimes easier than others to work out whether you have a good case to make for weights equipment injury compensation. It is not unusual to need to seek advice on matters of this nature. As such you should take the time to find out whether our professional injury compensation lawyers could help you.
Accident Advice Helpline has a free enquiry line you can use on 0800 689 0500. When you can count on our help, you can count on our ability to provide no-obligation advice and support, exactly when it is required.
Make sure you have the chance to claim if you do have a strong case to argue. Your injuries could result in a reasonable compensation payout if you are lucky.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead