Attending a gym class can be a fun and effective way to get fit. You can exercise with other people under instruction so you have someone to follow who can help you get the most out of the session. You expect that they will know what they are doing and you will be exercising in a safe environment. When an accident in a gym class happens and people get injuries it can be frustrating and unexpected.
Accidents in gym classes
An accident in a gym class could happen if the wrong equipment is used, equipment is faulty or left lying around, the building is not maintained well or fit for purpose, or it could be the fault of the gym class instructor for giving bad advice for example. If an accident happens as a result of negligence it can be upsetting and can lead to serious injuries, especially if it is a failure of equipment or a procedure intended to keep people safe. If you have been involved in an accident in a gym class that was the result of negligence you may be able to claim compensation and Accident Advice Helpline can help you do this. With our no win, no fee policy it is easy to make a claim and there are no fees if your claim is unsuccessful.
Gym class organisation and management
Gym classes are often held in gymnasiums but they can also be in other buildings if they are held privately and not part of a gym. For example, groups may use school or village halls. Wherever the classes are held it is important that the organisers have thought about the hazards that can occur in the class or building they are using. This may involve the flooring and facilities of the building or the format of their class.
Flooring can be an important aspect to consider for a gym class as often participants will be moving about quickly. If the floor is uneven or loose it can easily cause trips and falls that can lead to injuries; equally, if it is too slippery people may slip over. Class instructors may need to advise members on what shoes they need to wear for the class or they may need to use a different venue if the floor is just unsuitable for a gym class.
If you have been injured in a gym class as a result of negligence then you can contact Accident Advice Helpline to see how we can help you. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and you will be able to speak to one of our team who can give you free, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas