Interest in boxercise has resurfaced lately with more people becoming interested in taking part in this kind of exercise. It can be a very effective workout and uses fast bursts of intense activity and concentration which can really improve a person’s fitness. However if care isn’t taken by the gym or operator of the class an accident in boxercise class can happen causing injuries to people involved.
The hazards of exercise classes
Exercise classes are generally a safe and well-managed way to get fit with other people and learn a new type of activity. It is important though that the classes are managed well and the instructors are aware of hazards both in their type of exercise and in the building itself. In classes such as a boxercise class there is often some equipment that is used to aid the exercise. It may be pads or punch bags and the class may provide gloves or mats as well for safety purposes. It is vital that the equipment is in a safe condition because if it breaks or is faulty it can cause an accident in a boxercise class. If this does happen you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries because of the class operator’s negligence or lack of care.
Faulty gym equipment
Faulty equipment is unsafe to use in exercise classes. Class operators have a responsibility to ensure that the equipment they provide for class members to use is not going to break and is going to be safe for the purposes of the exercise. If mechanisms used to hold it in place come loose then a person can easily be hurt as they lose control of the equipment. All kinds of accidents can occur with faulty equipment, from falls due to a loss of support or balance to pieces of the equipment flying loose and hitting people, causing injuries.
If you have been involved in an accident in a boxercise class or have gained an injury from faulty gym equipment you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has a great deal of experience in the industry and we are keen to help you to get the compensation you deserve after receiving an injury that was not your fault. We have a team of injury experts who you can talk to and we offer free advice so you can make an informed decision as to whether you want to make a claim or not. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to see how we can help.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas