Many people join a gym every day, intent on making themselves fitter and healthier. When you first join, don’t underestimate the importance of attending a gym induction. If you are injured and not to blame, Accident Advice Helpline can help you with a compensation claim.
A gym induction is usually carried out before you start training, and if you don’t attend, you could be putting your own health at risk. The importance of attending a gym induction cannot be stressed enough, as it is this that could save you from an injury.
What a gym will check
At the induction you will be asked about any medical or health problems that you have. Be honest with your answers. Your trainer will tailor what you can do so that you don’t suffer as a result. If you leave something out, this could have serious consequences for your own health.
You will be shown where things are around the club, such as showers and locker rooms, and what to do in case of a fire. They will also include information about what to do if you have an accident on the premises.
You will then be shown the training equipment and be shown how to use it correctly. The correct use of any gym equipment is one essential reason for the importance of attending a gym induction. If you don’t know how to use it, you could very easily injure yourself.
Do you need advice from Accident Advice Helpline?
If you’ve been injured in the gym, you may be trying to find out if you can claim compensation. If your injury was not your fault, then you can.
If you have over trained, or didn’t attend the induction to be shown how to use the equipment, then you won’t be able to claim. If you were not offered training on how to use equipment, or you slipped on a wet floor, then we may be able to help you. Follow the procedure you were told during your induction to make sure that your accident is recorded.
You may receive attention from the gym first aider. Always follow this up with a trip to your own doctor so that you get a proper medical assessment, and your injuries are on record.
Find out the importance of attending a gym induction
If your accident happened within the last three years, then call Accident Advice Helpline. Our advisors can tell you if you can claim and explain how our no-win, no-fee* solicitors work.
Just call us from your landline, which is free, on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. With over 15 years of specialist legal experience, your claim couldn’t be in better hands.
Category: Gym accident claim