We have all heard about people who have received injuries because they haven’t used gym equipment correctly. However, what about the staff who work in a gym? Could they potentially be hurt in some way that might prevent them from working as they did before?
Injured gym staff might be rare in the grand scheme of things, but this doesn’t mean there aren’t situations where they might well crop up. The important thing to remember is that every employer has a duty of care to ensure they are able to protect their employees in every way. If they employ people to work in a gym setting, that setting must be as safe as it can possibly be. As such every conceivable measure should be taken to make sure no injuries can be sustained by the staff members.
What could go wrong?
Injured gym staff could receive their injuries in a myriad of different ways. For example they might be hurt if they were asked to check equipment that had not been properly maintained. In this case a piece of equipment could fall to bits or otherwise malfunction, causing the worker to experience an injury.
Other situations could also crop up, such as a slip, trip or fall while the employee is walking around the gym and performing various daily tasks. The entire gym should be free of hazards and the floor should be in excellent condition. If there is anything that could be tripped over or otherwise damaged, there is a chance someone might end up being hurt as a result.
Are slips and trips uncommon?
Yes they are, but having said that they could also be among the more common incidents to take place, either in a gym or in any other workplace. As such, the more the employer can do to prevent injured gym staff from being hurt while working, the better.
There could be all manner of reasons why you have been injured while working in a gym. However, you should consider whether you have enough evidence of negligence to warrant making a compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in finding out the truth if you call free on 0800 689 0500. If you can speak to a friendly advisor now, you might soon have the answers you are seeking. A no win, no fee* claim for compensation could soon meet with success.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead