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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    What gym equipment causes the most accidents?

    What’s your favourite piece of equipment to use at the gym? Maybe you’re a treadmill fan, or perhaps you prefer the rowing machine or the bikes. Whichever is your favourite, have you ever stopped to wonder what gym equipment causes the most accidents? Accident Advice Helpline recently commissioned a survey to find out more about the causes of accidents at gyms across the UK – and the results are pretty enlightening.

    Treadmills or cross-trainers?

    If you’re wondering which piece of gym equipment causes the most accidents, we’re here to tell you that it’s treadmills! In fact, treadmills are responsible for almost 9% of all accidents in gyms across the country, with the next most dangerous piece of equipment being rowing machines (responsible for 8.7% of all accidents). You could be thrown off a faulty treadmill, have clothing caught in the mechanism or hit your head if you fall whilst on a treadmill. Lack of instruction is the most common reason for accidents to occur at the gym, so make sure you get an induction when you join and are shown how to use equipment such as the treadmill, before you start exercising.

    Free weights are also responsible for their fair share of gym injuries, with 7.8% of gym accidents caused by weights. Good news if you prefer to work out on an exercise bike though, as they are responsible for just 4.9% of all accidents amongst the people surveyed.

    Have you been injured by faulty equipment at the gym?

    Faulty gym equipment is actually responsible for fewer accidents than you might expect, with 5.8% of people surveyed blaming faulty or damaged equipment for their injuries. So for those who thought faulty gym equipment causes the most accidents; it’s not true. However your accident happened, you could find yourself eligible to claim personal injury compensation if you’ve been hurt and somebody else is to blame. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and see if you have a viable claim.

    Provided it’s been three years or less since your accident, you could claim personal injury compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. Whether you’ve suffered serious injuries after an accident at the gym or minor injuries, you can find out how much you could claim by heading for our website and taking the 30-second test right now. Our personal injury advisors are on hand to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, and it’s free to call.

    Research – Gym Results

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