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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

    Injured by faulty gym equipment?


    Injured by faulty gym equipment?

    Many people with a passion for fitness have a gym membership. There are many reasons why this is the case, but first and foremost it gives them access to a wide range of gym equipment.

    This means they can work on their whole body, working out each specific area and improving their cardiovascular fitness at the same time. In fact, regular visits to the gym could leave you feeling a lot fitter and more positive than you might think.

    An assortment of equipment to use

    The first time you visit a gym you’ll be amazed at the amount of equipment they make available for you to use. For example, you’ll see treadmills, exercise bikes, weights equipment and much more besides. There are normally several pieces of each type of equipment so several people can do the same kind of exercise at the same time.

    Safety first

    It goes without saying that staying safe is imperative when you use equipment like this. When you visit a gym you expect all the equipment to be checked and maintained regularly. You should be able to assume it is entirely safe to use each and every piece of equipment without fear of getting injured.

    Unfortunately this is not always the case. While injuries at gyms are infrequent, they do sometimes occur. Sometimes they are the fault of the person using the equipment. For example if you try lifting weights that are significantly heavier than you could reasonably manage, you are setting yourself up for an injury. However, on some occasions they are down to faulty gym equipment and the lax standards of the people working there. In this situation you would have a case for negligence and this would be well worth following up.

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    There are two main criteria to bear in mind if you have been injured in a gym. Firstly you must have been injured within the past three years. Secondly, you should be aware that the injury was not caused through anything you should or should not have done. If you believe it was the fault of another person, contact AAH for more information.

    Our quick online test will give you the answer you need, but alternatively you can call our 24/7 helpline for advice. Whatever you decide to do you can trust in Accident Advice Helpline to be here when you need us most.

    Date Published: April 19, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Gym accident claim

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