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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for an accident in Zumba class


    Zumba classes can be a fun way to get fit with dance movements to music lead by an instructor. With its growing popularity there are now many different classes with different difficulty ranges. Lots of people enjoy going to Zumba classes and do not expect to have an accident in a Zumba class that can lead to injuries. If this does happen to you then you may be entitled to compensation if the gym was negligent.

    Negligence in gyms

    If the staff or management of the gym do not take proper care then they can put their customers at risk of injury. If the gym operators are negligent it is more likely that accidents will happen. Because of the number of people and the type of equipment and exercises that happen in a gym it is really important that everything is working well and is safe. Someone could easily get hurt on a broken piece of equipment or in a class where the facilities are of a poor standard. For instance a Zumba class needs space and flat floors to be safe for people to move around focussing on the dance and the instructor.

    If there are loose floorboards or the floor is wet or too slippery it can cause people to fall over and have an accident in a Zumba class. If the gym is not looking after its building and facilities the owners may be putting people at risk and face paying compensation to people who are injured because of their negligence.

    Whose fault is it?

    If you have an accident in a Zumba class then it depends on what happened as to whose fault it is. If the instructor is giving out bad advice then they are being negligent and may cause accidents, however the gym may also be responsible for hiring that person or failing to make sure they had the proper training. The state of the building is the responsibility of the gym operator and they should ensure that it is safe for purpose and any hazards are managed so that their customers are not at risk of injury.

    If you are involved in an accident in a gym class, or inside the building, you may be entitled to compensation if it was the result of someone else’s negligence. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to get compensation. You can speak to our team about what has happened and they can offer you advice over our phone line. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your case.

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    Date Published: November 30, 2015

    Author: Sarah Douglas

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