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Gym Injury Claims | No win No Fee | Personal injury Claims
Claiming for accidents in the gym
gym injury compensation
Working out in the gym improves a person’s physical and mental health. It also helps to fight health problems like high blood pressure, heart conditions, obesity while boosting mobility and overall fitness of the body. Gyms have a responsibility to ensure that they provide a safe environment for their members to exercise by providing well-maintained gym equipment, knowledgeable coach/trainer, vigilant supervisors, and hygienic facilities. When the establishment fails to uphold its responsibility, accidents can happen.
Most of the equipment used in a modern gym is large and heavy components that could result in injury to the person using them if not handled or managed correctly. A lack of care by gym staff whilst equipment is in use can lead to serious injury.
Types of gym injury Compensation
A simple strain, cramp, or pulled muscle are typical gym injuries that you can recover quickly with a bit of rest and aftercare, or you can avoid by doing proper warmup.
some of the more common causes of gym accident include:
- faulty or defective gym equipment
- lack of maintenance or repair on gym equipment
- inadequate or improper instruction by the trainer
- trip or slip on wet or uneven flooring
- hit by a loose stray object
- injury caused by another gym user
- inadequate hygiene that could lead to infections
Gym deals with heavyweights, which are used to train the physical body. Still, when people try to lift too much weight too soon without a warmup or carrying out exercises in an incorrect way, then they will injure themselves. A gym trainer, staff, or owner could be held liable for any injuries caused if this type of injury happens while under his supervision.
Does my gym have a duty of care?
Yes, you pay for their services, so they have a duty of care to keep you safe. Occupiers Liability Act, 1957 says that the gym owner is responsible for keeping visitors safe by ensuring that the environment and the premises are kept in invaluable and safe conditions.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
In a gym, not specifically members are at risk of injury; it can be anyone. For instance, gym trainers employed by the gym might also get injured while supporting others or using equipment themselves or by someone else’s fault.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 also levy a legal duty to ensure:
All equipment should keep in a safe condition
Floors should keep safe and free from obstructions, water, etc., which could cause slips trips and fall.
For making a gym injury claims, you will have to prove that the gym owner breached his duty of care and did not maintain equipment properly, which caused you injury.
But, if your carelessness caused the injury for instance, if you neglect a trainer’s clear instructions as to how to use the equipment safely, then you would not be able to claim.
Things to do after an accident at the gym
Of course, the primary thing to do if you have been involved in a gym accident, whether due to a complete accident or one that may have avoided, is to seek medical attention. Even if you think that your injury may go away with time, it is always best to get a checkup.
You should also ask if the gym management has reported the incident to the Health and Safety Executive or not.
It is a wise idea to take photographs of the faulty equipment and your injuries at the gym. It will also be vital information to provide a counsellor with if you do claim.
Write down all details and witness. You may need to call on someone that has witnessed the accident to provide evidence at a down immediately will ensure they stay clear in your mind as we advance.
Gym injury claim with no win no fee agreement
Usually, when people have to take time away from work for treatment, their finance suffers. after gym accidents, people do not feel they have the proper funds to lodge a gym compensation claim. Still, it is entirely possible to pursue a claim without putting in any funds initially or even at all. We offer a No Win No Fee model.
Which means if your case is not successful and did not win you compensation, you would not be required to pay any legal bills. But if you do win your case, your injury counsellor will charge you a ‘success fee’ as a percentage of the compensation you receive, but this will only take up a maximum of 25%.