Gym Accident Claims
With almost five million of us in the UK having gym memberships, getting fit has never been so popular. A visit to the gym should make you feel energised, healthy and feeling better than ever, but unfortunately for some people that may not always be the case. Sport Injuries and accidents which occur at gyms and leisure centres can be very serious, which is why if you have had an accident at a gym which was not your fault then talk to us today to find out if you have a claim for compensation.
Gym accident claims help people to cover the inevitable expense of being injured. Often an injury which is experienced at a gym has very real consequences, often preventing people from getting on with their daily life, preventing them from driving their own car, or even preventing them from working. Gym accident compensation is there to help allow you to focus on recovering from your injury without having to worry about money at the same time.
The range of accidents or injuries which can occur in a leisure centre or gym are very varied, and perhaps it’s not surprising since much of the equipment and the environment lends itself to potential injury. From the heavy free weights to equipment which is supposed to bear or support weights or work under tremendous tension, the consequences of a failure because of poorly maintained equipment can be disastrous.
Often floors in gyms are made from rubber or linoleum, and as people carry water around with them the potential risk of slipping is very real. But even where carpet and linoleum or gym floor surfaces meet there are risks of tripping. Even in a class there is a risk that the instructor will not act responsibly or professionally and will try to push people beyond safe limits, which could easily result in serious health issues which may even need urgent hospital treatment.
Leisure Centre Accident Compensation
It’s important to remember that leisure centre owners, gym owners and instructors are all professionals whose job and responsibility it is to ensure that your health and safety is paramount, and that equipment is maintained correctly and safely, positioned safely, and that both the environment and the activities are monitored for suitability.
But it is also a requirement that gyms and leisure centres provide customers with suitable training so that people are able to use the equipment safely. Many items of leisure centre equipment today are terribly complicated, and it is very easy to assume you know how to use it, but in fact end up using it unsafely, and this can easily cause a serious injury.
Whatever the circumstances, if you have suffered an injury or accident at a gym anywhere in the Manchester area then talk to us as soon as possible. We are Manchester based specialists who have many years’ experience helping people who have had accidents in gyms and leisure centres to claim for the compensation they both need and deserve. We work on a no win no fee basis, so you have nothing to lose, but perhaps a great deal to gain.