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Scientific studies show that people who lead an active lifestyle live a much longer life than the couch potatoes of the world. As such, gym memberships and fitness classes are deemed as important weekly routines for many. However, the quest to become fit could cause us to become unfit if a gym becomes negligent and thus causes physical harm.
Gently putting on the pressure
There are a multitude of injuries which can be acquired from a fitness class or gym. Some of the most common ailments occur when people approach fitness with all guns blazing. They are overzealous with the amount of exercise that their bodies are able to withstand and cause themselves all manner of strains and pains. As such, a fitness centre would not be responsible for injuries sustained.
However, an injury inflicted due to faulty equipment is a whole different ball game. Weight machines are loaded with hundreds of pounds worth of pressure, which could cause serious injury if they malfunction. The gym has a responsibility to examine, test and affirm that all machines are safe to use. If it can be proven that this is not the case, a personal injury solicitor in Lochgelly could sue for negligence. Treadmills could sweep a person right off their feet and wet floors or obstructed corridors could cause serious falls. Personal trainers could even push a student too hard, which could result in physical injuries.
It is advisable to seek free legal advice to discuss your own individual circumstances. Accident Advice Helpline have a freephone number and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, you can text “claim365” to 88010. Why not take the 30-second test on our website for instant, on the spot guidance?
Getting to the heart of a matter
One of the documents which could come back and bite you is a liability form. This is a document which a gym or fitness centre may ask people to sign prior to becoming a member. It waivers all legal responsibility should an injury occur whilst on the premises. However, this does not provide the green light for a fitness centre to behave negligently and get away with it.
Limbering up for action
Being injured at the gym defeats the objective to look healthy, toned and gorgeous. Injuries could confine someone to a wheelchair, bed or crutches. Therefore, it is important to respect equipment, respect yourself and exercise sensibly as a signed liability form could stop you from claiming a single penny if the worst should happen.
Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: David Brown