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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 council leisure centre injuries


    Leisure centres are great places to go if you want to get some exercise. They often have swimming pools, tennis courts, various other facilities such as gym equipment and much more besides on offer as well. You can also attend fitness classes at these venues, which is great news if you are serious about getting fitter (and also meeting new people).

    Thankfully very few people come to Accident Advice Helpline with information about an injury they have received while attending these venues. Council leisure centre injuries are indeed few and far between, which shows how good these venues are in terms of standards.

    What kinds of council leisure centre injuries might potentially occur?

    There are many examples we could provide you with here. For instance you might trip over a torn piece of carpet and hurt yourself. You might end up using a piece of gym equipment that had not regularly been checked and was not fit for purpose. There could potentially be accidents that might occur in the pool area too, such as cuts caused by broken tiles that had not been fixed.

    These are all examples of things that might potentially happen if the circumstances allowed them to. Thankfully these instances are exceptionally rare and Accident Advice Helpline does not come across occasions like this that often. The majority of people who visit such areas have a great time and return time and time again to enjoy the facilities again.

    Staying safe while at leisure centres

    Of course we all have a responsibility to take care and observe all safety notices whenever we attend such venues. This will help us stay safe and have a reduced chance of having any type of accident. Things do occasionally happen through no fault of anyone else’s. For example if you trip over a warning sign telling you the floor is wet because you didn’t see the sign, this would simply be an accident.

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    If you have experienced an injury of some kind in the last three years and it took place at a leisure centre run by your local council, it might be worth contacting Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for no-obligation advice. If you do this you might have a chance to make a no win, no fee* claim. Our claims process is handled by experienced and professional lawyers, so get in touch today in case you could claim.

    Date Published: June 18, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.