Do you make regular trips to a local gym? If you do, you will probably be familiar with the layout of the gym and which pieces of equipment will help you achieve the results you want to get from your regular visits.
You may even have a plan to follow, ensuring you use a variety of pieces of gym equipment to achieve the best results. Needless to say, that plan will not be likely to include any sort of injury while at the gym.
Is it common for someone to be injured in the gym?
Injuries can and do occur, but often it is due to someone overestimating what they are capable of, or simply not paying attention to using the equipment in the proper manner. It is very rare for someone to be injured because someone else is at fault in some way.
There are a range of reasons why this might potentially be the case. For instance, you might be injured at the gym if you are instructed to use a particular piece of equipment, and you are given the wrong information by that member of staff. Similarly, they may tell you it is fine to use a specific piece of equipment, only to find it is broken or faulty and should not be used. If you are injured under such circumstances, you stand a reasonable chance of being able to prove negligence.
Have you recently been injured in the gym?
The term ‘recently’ in this case means within the past three years. If you can answer yes to that question, you may be able to make a claim to seek compensation for the injuries you ended up with. Any amount payable will be determined according to the severity of those injuries and how long it took you to recover from them.
In order to go through the process as easily as possible, you should call Accident Advice Helpline to see if we can assist you. Make sure you call as quickly as possible on 0800 689 0500 to see whether we can help guide you through the no win, no fee claims procedure. If you win, you will get compensation according to your own circumstances. Even if you lose, however, you will not be liable for a single penny. Thus, you are always completely protected from any loss.
Date Published: March 6, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead