If you have been in a sauna before you will know it can be a very pleasurable experience. You may feel quite relaxed – indeed, you may decide to use it after you have a session at the gym. It can be the perfect way to wind down.
You wouldn’t expect to go for a session at the gym only to be injured in the sauna though. A gym sauna injury is in reality quite a rarity, but it can occur if negligence is involved. The owner of the gym must make sure the sauna and every other area in the venue is safe to use at all times.
There should be no risk of scalds or burns from using the sauna, and every element of it should be assessed for safety reasons. If screw heads are left exposed for example, these could potentially cause a nasty burn.
Can you avoid a gym sauna injury?
There is little doubt some injuries could be caused if people do not use the sauna in the proper manner. For example if there are warning signs outside the sauna and you choose to ignore them and you are injured as a result, this could be identified as your fault. However there are situations where negligence on the part of the gym owner could be behind an injury you suffer.
Knowing which one applies in your case can be difficult. At the time you will be coping with the injury and not really worrying about much else. However you should have the presence of mind to report the injury to the staff, and to make sure it is recorded in the accident book. This will provide evidence the injury occurred and it could be useful later on. If you decide to make a no win, no fee claim to see if compensation is a possibility, such evidence can be very useful.
Could you be in a position to claim?
The severity of your injury may not be a deciding factor in whether you claim or not. The circumstances surrounding your gym sauna injury will be most important. To find out what your circumstances are and whether you could lodge a claim, call the team working for Accident Advice Helpline now. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and it will cost you nothing at all to ring us now to learn more.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead