Gym classes are regularly taken by experienced class instructors who are experts in conducting classes that are safe and enjoyable to take part in. You would expect these instructors to provide proper information and advice on how to take part safely, so no one suffers any injuries. However the last thing you’d expect would be for the injured people to be the instructors themselves.
Injured gym class instructors don’t tend to crop up very often. However there can be circumstances where someone could be injured when taking a class, or when performing other duties in between classes. For example they should always be able to use gym equipment that is safe for use and has been adequately maintained.
When you think of a gym class you’ll no doubt think of mats and perhaps equipment if it is needed during the class. However, you may not always use a mat during a class. Injured gym class instructors could just as easily be hurt if they slip or trip on a floor that is wet or is uneven in some way. If the floor is tiled the edges of the tiles could be starting to lift up. This alone could cause a potential hazard.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline have spoken with gym class instructors who have received injuries of this nature from time to time. They may be rare but since any injury can prevent the instructor from working, it is naturally the case that they’d want to work out whether they were due to receive any compensation because of what happened.
Do you know the facts?
When you suffer an accident like this at work, the last thing you’ll think of is compensation. You will know a reasonable amount about the human body since you’re a gym instructor, so you may instantly be aware of the potential for an injury to have occurred. However you should be aware of the possibility of compensation being due to you if someone else is found to be negligent for causing the circumstances that led to the accident happening.
If you’re wondering what you can do in a similar situation, give Accident Advice Helpline a call. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and there is never any charge to call us. We offer you no-obligation advice too, so make sure you give us a ring today.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead