With a staggering 13% of UK residents now active gym members, it has vastly increased the amount of personal injury claims being submitted each year for accidents that occur in the gym. Gyms are becoming busier, more people are active in them, and injuries will occur. We are experts in claiming for gym injury compensation for our clients. Contact us using the details below to speak to a specialist advisor for free.
As we mentioned in the introduction, fitness training and gym memberships are on the increase, with a huge number of people in the UK now actively taking part in physical training each week. The knock-on effect to the personal injury claims industry has meant a large volume of gym injury claims now being reported.
How Accidents Can Happen in the Gym
By their nature, gyms in the UK contain complicated and heavy equipment with many moving components. Because of this there is a high risk of injury. All gyms in the UK should have very strict guidelines and rules on health and safety as well as trained employees, but this doesn’t eradicate the risk of personal injury completely. Gym injury claims for compensation will arise from issues such as:
- Badly maintained gym equipment
- Poorly trained staff who give bad advice
- Dirty floors with slip and fall hazards such as liquids and mats
We have even successfully claimed for gym injury compensation where gym staff have not taken into account the health and medical history of our clients, and pushed them too hard, or into a routine not suitable for them which has resulted in harm. Call us today if you want to know how much for a sports injury claim.
Even with the best will in the world, the best gym equipment, and the most highly trained instructors and more… accidents in the gym can still happen. If you have had a gym accident whilst exercising on third party premises then you have the right to seek out gym injury compensation. Providing that you can prove that you did not break the gym equipment or cause it to fail through abusive behaviour, then you should be able to make a claim for compensation if you are injured. Whether that’s a noticeable injury such as cuts, bruises, and breaks, or even internal injuries.
Personal Injury Claims for Home Gym Equipment
Not all gym injury claims are made from using third party equipment and licensed premises. Occasionally we will also help clients with personal injury claims where they have had an accident on a piece of home gym equipment such as rowing machines, cross trainers, running machines, vibration plates, dumb bells, weights, and exercise bikes – in fact, any form of fitness equipment that you use in your home and that leads to injury can be claimed against for compensation.
Every piece of fitness equipment that is legally sold and purchased on the UK consumer market should have passed strict safety testing and standards checklists… however, they can still become faulty and malfunction leading to sometimes serious injury or even death. We can also help and advise you on these kind of gym and fitness equipment personal injury claims for compensation.
The Gym Injury Claims Process
With the help of our solicitors, making a gym personal injury claim is very simple.
Whilst we appreciate that you are probably reading this guide post the event, there are some aspects to claiming for gym injury compensation that can make the process easier. We’ve listed them as follows:
- Seek medical attention if needed
- Ask for witness contact details
- Take any photos of the gym is possible
- Don’t admit liability to the gym fitness centre staff
- Get a copy of the doctor’s report
Once you have all of that to hand, then we will be able to process a claim quicker. However, if you don’t have any of that please don’t worry as it’s still possible to claim for gym accidents.
When you call us, our fully training personal injury expert will ask you a series of questions. This will let us determine whether or not you can claims for gym injury compensation.
If you can then we will arrange for a solicitor local to you to get in touch, and talk to you in more detail. Your assigned solicitor will then work on a no win no fee* agreement for you and seek to recover damages for injury, loss of earnings, and any expenses or costs incurred as a result of your gym injury claim. It really is that simple so please do phone us today for a no-obligation and free discussion about the circumstances of you fitness injury accident.
How to Avoid Gym Injuries
It goes without saying that nobody wants to be put into a situation where they need to make a personal injury claim for gym injury compensation. With that in mind we’ve found this excellent video from the Swindon Chiropractic Clinic which details how to avoid injury when working out. You can watch that below.
It has suggestions on how you can exercise safely, including an excellent guide to a top 10 gym exercises done correctly, to help avoid gym accidents and injuries. It includes advice on:
- Bicep curls
- Exercise bikes
- Running machines
- Weight lifting
- Stomach crunches
- Chest presses
- Rowing machines
- Squat lifts
- And much more…
Please telephone us today for a free consultation. You can also email us using the form for an immediate call back to discuss a potential gym compensation claim.