We all recognise the importance of being fit and enjoying life. An increased level of fitness can help us in so many ways, and there are a number of methods we can use to make sure we are as fit as we can be. For some people, attending their local gym is the best option. In this case, you wouldn’t ever expect to discover the consequences of unsafe gym equipment.
Thankfully, there aren’t many cases involving such equipment. There is a reason you don’t hear about them – namely that they are exceptionally rare. The gym owners know how important it is for them to provide a safe environment for all their members to use. This includes attending to the gym equipment on a regular basis, to ensure it is always fine to use and will not create any problems.
How dangerous could faulty gym equipment be?
The short answer is very dangerous. When you consider that some equipment involves the use of weights, those weights could end up falling on the person using the equipment. This could cause serious injury in some situations. In other cases, gym equipment that hasn’t been maintained in a while could have loose nuts, bolts or screws that could fall out at any second. This could also lead to something falling off the machine or equipment, and that in turn might lead to the person experiencing a fall or other problem.
Injuries could potentially range from trapped or crushed fingers or hands to broken bones – especially if a weight should fall on a person’s foot. After all, you don’t wear steel toe-capped boots to the gym, as you have every expectation that your time there will be safe.
How can Accident Advice Helpline assist you?
When you experience an accident that you suspect was someone else’s fault, you have three years in which to lodge a claim for compensation. As such, there is no rush to make a claim – you can focus on recovering from your injuries first. However, you should get in touch with the experts as soon as possible, while everything is fresh in your mind.
The consequences of unsafe gym equipment can be only too real for some people. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to see if we can help in your case. Accident Advice Helpline has been assisting people in situations like yours since 2000.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead