You’d be forgiven for thinking that injuries at the gym are usually a result of torn muscles and failing to warm up properly before using the equipment – but there are other sorts of accidents which could occur that could lead to injured gym users being left seriously hurt. Fault equipment or equipment which has been poorly maintained could cause injury – and you might be wondering who’s responsible? The owner of the gym premises has a responsibility to ensure that the equipment you’re using is safe and checked regularly. That’s their job, and you should be able to use gym equipment safe in the knowledge that you won’t be injured.
There is some good news for injured gym users. Whether you’ve suffered a facial injury after a resistance band snapped and hit you in the eye or crush injuries from a faulty weight stack, you could claim personal injury compensation.
The right lawyer
A personal injury lawyer will be able to tell you whether you’re eligible to make a claim – if your injury was caused by somebody else’s negligence, chances are you will be able to claim compensation. We have years of experience helping customers claim personal injury compensation and our expert team of personal injury advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice and answer any questions you have. No matter how you’ve been injured, there’s a three-year time limit to make a claim, so you’ll need to move fast.
Paying for gym membership can be a costly expense and you expect the best possible service – even if your local gym isn’t the world’s most exclusive fitness club. You have a right to be safe when working out at the gym, and gym owners should ensure that any equipment available to use is of a high standard and well cared for. If you’ve been injured, claiming compensation is something you should definitely consider. With no upfront fees to pay, our 100% no win, no fee* service means anyone can make a claim for compensation with us. We’ve been endorsed by our patron, TV personality and UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen and are proud of the high level of customer service we offer. To find out how we could help you claim for your gym injuries – however minor or severe they are – just pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen