Gym classes are a great way to help you improve your fitness. From Zumba to spinning classes, and yoga to keep-fit, there are certainly plenty of assorted classes to choose from. In each case, you’d expect the safety standards to be excellent, and in the vast majority of cases you would be right. It is quite rare that anyone suffers the consequences of crowded gym classes, when the organisers try and squeeze too many people into the available space.
If this should happen to you, you might end up being injured when you least expect it. For example, you could end up being hit by someone else as you take part in the class. Everyone needs a certain amount of space around them when they attend any class, so they can perform all the movements required. If this doesn’t happen, the scene is set for potential injuries.
Not just an inability to enjoy the class
When you attend any gym class, you expect there to be a limit on how many people can attend. This limit is decided according to the room it takes place in. However, there could potentially be a temptation for those in charge to shoehorn more people in, so they can get more money for the class.
When this happens, there is a greater chance that accidents may potentially occur. This might involve being kicked by someone or hit in the face as someone swings their arms round. An over-abundance of equipment in the room might also present a tripping hazard as everyone tries to squeeze into the space provided.
Have you been hurt while attending a crowded gym class?
When a room is overcrowded, there are increased possibilities of accidents taking place, and these could easily be avoided by limiting numbers. If you’ve suffered some sort of injury you believe is due to overcrowding, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you are right. If you are, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim.
We might be able to recommend you to one of our lawyers, who handle cases like these on a no win, no fee basis. Why not call now? There’s no charge and our lines are always open and available. Injuries suffered during a gym class do not always warrant compensation, but you never know for sure until you call us.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead