All Pain, No Gain - Gym Injury Compensation
You try to stay healthy by heading to the gym after work. You start your routine with some dumbbell presses, perhaps go on the rowing machine for a few minutes, but it all goes wrong when a faulty treadmill causes you to injure your leg.
Nobody goes to the gym expecting to be injured, but accidents happen all the time. Common causes of gym accidents can be quite varied and can include:
- Badly maintained or dated equipment
- Defective equipment
- Wet flooring
- Poorly cleaned equipment
- Equipment being left on the floor
- Inadequate training
- Insufficient instruction at gym
Injuries sustained at a gym can be serious and should be taken seriously. Gym equipment can be very heavy and some operate at high speeds which can lead to a variety of different injuries. Injuries can be both internal and external like bruising, broken bones, and as well as spine damage. You should always seek medical attention for your injuries to ensure that you are on the right track to full recovery.
If you are considering claiming for an injury that was not your fault, it is worth taking a number of important steps. Begin by trying to recall specific details about your accident. Write down as much as you can, no detail is too insignificant. It would be very useful if you had photos of the scene where the accident took place. Additionally, it would be useful if you had testimonies from witnesses that saw the accident when it took place. Make sure to also collect a detailed medical report of your injuries when you see a doctor. Lastly, if you believe you suffered an injury that wasn’t your fault, speak with a solicitor who will be able to provide you with legal assistance.
If you have been injured while at a fitness centre you may be entitled to pursue a personal injury claim. Call our friendly solicitors today on 0800 020 9311