What to do if you are injured and when to make an injury claim against your gym
If you have chosen to work out regularly in the gym then it might be worth your while to get a proper orientation before you begin. Trying to work out without knowing the gym itself or the machines very well can cause accidents, and these accidents will be your fault if you haven’t learned how to use everything properly.
Not only this, but the machines in a gym, and the gym itself, can be incredibly dangerous for anyone using it, so you do need to do everything that you can to keep yourself safe and protected. Here are some things that you should do if you are injured in the gym, and how you can protect yourself from injury in the first place.
- Tell someone right away. If you have been injured in the gym then there is a chance that there is something wrong which could easily cause problems for other people as well. You need to tell someone right away if you have had an accident so that they can intervene and ensure that the gym is safe for everyone else.
- See a doctor. Just for your own peace of mind, you should see a doctor about any injuries you may be suffering from, to be sure that you aren’t dealing with anything dangerous, or that could cause you problems in the future. If you are planning to make a claim against the gym, seeing a doctor may also be helpful.
- Don’t carry on. If you think you have an injury, never try to continue your workout before you have been checked over by a medical professional. You may have only suffered a mild injury, but if you try to continue with the exercise that you were doing, you might make it much worse.
- Demand changes in the gym. If you have been injured by faulty or badly maintained equipment, you must insist that the gym makes changes to avoid this happening to other people. If you have to, you should be prepared to take this to court.
Making an injury claim in Wycombe
If you are injured in the gym because of a machine which is broken or hasn’t been maintained properly, wet floors that weren’t cleared up in a timely fashion and so on, you may be able to make an injury claim in Wycombe against the gym itself.
Making an injury claim in Wycombe will help you to pay for medical bills so that you can get better treatment, ensuring that you recover even quicker and are able to get back into the gym. You should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0900 from a mobile, to speak to the team about making an injury claim in Wycombe and decide whether or not this is the right thing for you to do.
Date Published: 1st November 2014
Author: David Brown