Plenty of people head for their local leisure centre on a regular basis. It is the perfect place to attend a gym class, go swimming, take a tennis lesson and do any number of other similar activities. However, if the leisure centre is not properly run or there is a breakdown in the quality of service provided, you could end up suffering from any one of a number of potential leisure centre injuries.
What could go wrong in a leisure centre?
A leisure centre offers the chance to try a number of activities or classes, depending on what you want to do and what your aims are. It’s not the type of place you would expect to come home feeling worse than when you went in.
Unfortunately, while most leisure centres are perfectly safe and enjoyable to use, some do fall short of the standards you would expect. There are instances where things can happen that will affect your enjoyment of the facilities.
For instance, if they have a café on site you may eat something that is unfit for consumption and get food poisoning. You might use the changing rooms and find they are unclean and catch something from there, or alternatively slip over on wet and slippery floors. You might also find yourself using equipment that is not fit for purpose. These are just a few of the things that could happen.
Get fit, not injured
If you use fitness equipment at home you would ideally check it is safe to use before commencing a workout. However when you visit a leisure centre you would assume the staff would perform regular checks. Leisure centre injuries can occur if this is not done.
Another example would be insufficient staff on duty at the swimming pool. Leisure centre injuries can occur here too – and if the staff are not present or they are not properly qualified to attend to emergencies, you may have cause to make a claim.
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The main rule is not to assume you have to suffer leisure centre injuries in silence. If you have been injured and you believe it was someone else’s fault, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our expert lawyers are here to help and we can help you bring a ‘no win, no fee*’ claim if you are the victim of an accident or injury that was caused by someone else. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: May 10, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Personal injury claims