Whether you’re a member of the flashiest gym in your area or the tiny budget gym around the corner, accidents can and do happen in gyms of all sizes, as a survey recently carried out by Accident Advice Helpline reveals. We asked people what had caused their gym accident, and you might be surprised by the result. Rather than faulty exercise equipment, it seems that the most common causes of gym accidents lack of instruction, which accounts for almost 8% of all accidents, and slips, trips and falls, which are responsible for almost 7% of accidents.
Who’s at fault for your accident?
You could be injured by faulty equipment, with 5.8% of those surveyed blaming damaged or faulty machinery at the gym for their accident. But even if lack of instruction or a slip, trip or fall is to blame for your accident, you could still make a claim for personal injury compensation. For example if your gym doesn’t give you an induction and show you how to use the equipment safely and you’re injured on the treadmill as a result, you could be eligible to make a claim. Or if you slip on a wet floor in the gym lobby, you could also claim compensation.
That’s because it’s up to the gym managers to ensure the gym is a safe place for members (and visitors) to be. Although the most common causes of gym accidents are responsible for the majority of injuries, you could even be injured whilst using a tablet, smartphone or other technology.
Claiming compensation after an accident in the gym
With the most common causes of gym accidents being lack of instruction and slips, trips and falls, you could find yourself eligible to claim personal injury compensation if you’ve been left injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence. There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you’re eligible. Or you could take the 30-second test on our website for an idea of how much compensation you’re entitled to.
Our professional personal injury lawyers have over 15 years’ experience helping members of the public claim personal injury compensation for gym and sports-related injuries, and we could help you too, on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. Just get in touch with us today to find out more or get the ball rolling on your claim.