If you’re in pretty bad shape and have the desire to join a gym to get yourself ripped, you’d best take things easy at first. People who aren’t used to regular exercise can quite easily do themselves an injury if they go at it too hard to begin with.
In fact, a considerable number of people who join a gym after not having taken any exercise at all for a substantial period of time hurt themselves, and then never return after recovering from their injury, while still having to shell out the monthly fees they’ve signed up to for the next 18 months to two years.
You would be wise to employ the services of a personal trainer if you have been out of the fitness game for a little while, if only for your first few sessions while you’re finding your feet. A fitness instructor or personal trainer will make an assessment of your abilities and establish a programme to suit your needs.
However, you would also be wise to do a little homework on your fitness instructor before using him or her. If a personal trainer is not competent, you could wind up with an injury in an accident that was not your fault, if the programme that they developed for you was unsuitable.
Under these circumstances, there is a possibility that you might be able to take some form of 100% no win no fee Purbeck claims action for compensation against the trainer in question, with the help and assistance of a decent personal injury solicitor.
Poor personal trainers, and Purbeck claims solicitors
Imagine that you had just signed up at a gym after a good few years of sloth and inactivity. You employ the services of a personal trainer to make sure that you ease yourself back into exercise carefully.
If the personal trainer were to set a regime that resulted in you almost immediately suffering an injury, such as a torn cartilage after lifting a weight that was too heavy for you, or carrying out an exercise in an unsafe manner, there will be a chance that a Purbeck claims action might well be on the cards.
The next steps for claiming compensation
Obviously, your main concern after suffering an injury of this nature will be to seek medical attention. Once you’ve done this, it will be time to set about launching Purbeck claims action against the personal trainer whose negligence was the cause of your pain and suffering, assuming you were so minded. If you’d like to access as much free legal advice as you can shake a stick at, you would be wise to call Accident Advice Helpline.
If you want to discuss your claim in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.