Whenever you visit a sports centre or gym you will usually take a change of clothing with you. This is what you’ll wear to take part in whatever activity you have booked. On the other hand you might go dressed for the event but you’ll get changed into something more comfortable afterwards, especially if you shower after the class or sport.
On some occasions, thankfully not very common ones, people end up slipping in a changing room. This can lead to some quite serious injuries. For example you could end up bashing a knee against a wall or on the floor, or hurt a hand, elbow or wrist. You might even end up banging your head against something, which could in turn knock you out.
Needless to say, slipping in a changing room could prevent you from taking part in the sport or class you are there to do in the first place. If you slip over after the class you might end up missing a few classes in forthcoming weeks while you heal from your injuries. Even if you are lucky and you aren’t injured that badly, it can still be a painful and disconcerting experience.
The question many people ask is whether or not someone was responsible for causing them to have that accident. To find out, you have to look at the circumstances of what happened and work out how and why you may have had your accident, if this happened to you.
Making sure you have all the facts
This is essential if you want to know whether you could have a chance to claim any compensation. It is not enough for you not to be at fault when you are looking to consider making a claim. You have to prove that someone else was negligent or at fault in some way. Their actions must have led to your accident taking place. A slip in a changing room might sound like quite an innocent type of accident, but it can be anything but for the person who goes through it.
The crucial thing is to know that help is at hand. Call Accident Advice Helpline on our free enquiry line now on 0800 689 0500 so you can determine whether you have a chance to make a compensation claim as a result of the accident you had.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead