Working at a gym can be a great career to be involved with. If you have an interest in fitness you might train to provide services of this nature for people who attend the gym on a regular basis. On the other hand you may work at a gym in some other capacity, either as a receptionist or as a cleaner, for example.
Whatever your job description might be, you have a right to work somewhere that is perfectly safe and does not pose any risk of injury. Your employer should make sure every part of the gym and surroundings is risk-assessed. This should ensure there is no danger of anyone being injured because of negligence. Negligence is often behind some of the compensation claims that have been brought by injured gym staff in recent times.
What might lead to injured gym staff receiving their injuries?
Some accidents are caused by simple means that could so easily have been prevented. For example there could be a slippery floor surface caused by it being uneven or highly-polished. In another instance there could be a situation where a cleaner has mopped the floor but failed to put out the familiar yellow warning signs to indicate this has been done. This could end up resulting in a member of staff sliding and slipping over and hurting themselves.
Other accidents may potentially occur if the gym equipment is unsafe to use. Regular maintenance should be done to every single piece of equipment if there is to be only a minimal chance of anything going wrong with it.
What should you do?
If you’ve received injuries while working as a member of staff at a gym, you have a right to know what happened and how those injuries were caused. You may be surprised to learn that many accidents can easily be prevented. Think about how you might be injured or how you could prevent yourself from being injured while working in this environment.
Of course if it is already too late to prevent an injury from occurring, you can always call Accident Advice Helpline for more advice. We offer free no-obligation advice on our free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500. All you need to do is to get in touch with our friendly team members. This could make the world of difference to whether you can claim any compensation.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead