Hotels can provide a range of services for their guests to enjoy during their stay. The services will vary depending on the type and location of the hotel, but it is fairly common to find a gym on-site that patrons can use while they are staying there. In some cases there might be an extra charge to use the gym but very often it will be provided free of charge as a bonus for staying at that hotel.
Whatever the case may be, you would expect the gym to be in good condition. You would expect to be able to use a range of gym equipment that is fit for purpose and maintained and checked regularly to ensure this is the case. While there may be no supervision provided for the equipment – and a disclaimer may be present to indicate this – you should still expect the gym to be safe.
Hotel gym injuries can be serious
It is easy enough to overdo it and injure yourself because you did the wrong thing. However, it is very rare for someone to suffer hotel gym injuries because the equipment broke or collapsed during use. Since some of this equipment is heavy it can potentially mean it is quite dangerous if something were to go wrong. For example you might be riding a stationary bike and it could collapse, sending you falling to the floor in the process.
Thankfully such things are uncommon. However, the injuries that may potentially occur from such a situation could potentially be quite horrible. They could ruin your break at the hotel and also leave you nursing injuries long after you get home.
Would your injuries warrant compensation?
This is a question that will naturally crop up in these circumstances. It may be that you have injuries that are still troubling you long after you suffered them. Providing you suffered those injuries within the last three years you may indeed have a chance to make a claim.
The most important thing to bear in mind is the evidence that may exist to support such a claim. Accident Advice Helpline can assess whether there is indeed evidence of negligence in your case. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and find out now whether you can make a no win, no fee* claim. Even if your injuries were relatively minor you may still have a case.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen