We live increasingly busy lives, juggling numerous responsibilities: work, children, friends, home life. It’s therefore difficult to constantly be on the look out for things that might cause us harm. When it comes to public venues we often presume that the company or organisation that owns the property will have carried out all the necessary maintenance procedures and safety checks to ensure that accidents and injuries do not befall visitors to their property. However, sometimes these responsibilities to other people’s safety are neglected and lead to people being harmed.
Accidents at the gym
Recently we’ve seen the number of cases involving accidents at the gym reported by injury solicitors in Newton Mearns and everywhere else increase. Examples of such cases include:
- Slips and falls in sports halls or swimming pool areas when they have not been properly cleaned;
- Electric shocks from equipment which has not gone through sufficient safety checks;
- Trips over wires which have not been taped up or removed out of customer pathways; and
- Injuries with weights or other heavy equipment that has not been prepared properly and come loose, falling onto users.
Whatever the reason for an accident it doesn’t matter. The gym you use has a responsibility to ensure your safety and if this is breached they have to face the legal consequences. This is especially true if their negligence has caused you pain and suffering.
You may have had to take time off work whilst you recover, incurred costs for medication and treatments like physiotherapy, or had to adjust you house or car to suit your disability which resulted from such an accident.
It seems highly unjust that you should be made to suffer an injury that was someone else’s fault in the first instance, but then to have to pay out financially on top of this is too much. You can enlist the help of a solicitor, perhaps a local firm of injury solicitors in Newton Mearns or even a national law firm like Accident Advice Helpline, to help you seek the compensation you justly deserve.Open Claim Calculator
How to start a claim
It may difficult to find a firm of injury solicitors in Newton Mearns, or another small area, and if you do find one you may find their fees are unaffordable.
If this is the case then you should consider the service of Accident Advice Helpline. We work across the UK as a whole, so your exact location is irrelevant. In Scotland we work in partnership with some of the country’s finest law firms to make your cases as strong as possible.
One of the best advantages of our service is our no win no fee* agreement. This allows you to start a claim with no upfront fee and the condition that you only pay your solicitors’ fees if your claim is successful. So in essence you take no financial risk.
To hear more about our service contact us today on 0800 689 0500 free from a UK landline. Or you can call us on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may apply).