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Accidents in Gyms

About Accidents in Gyms

Gyms are becoming more and more popular in the UK, with gym memberships on the rise with around 4 million people in the UK possessing gym memberships. They are the perfect way to stay healthy and they are a big part of a lot of people’s routines. With the rise of the popularity of gyms, there is an upsurge of claims concerning injuries occurring in them. Just like in any other public premise, it is the occupier’s responsibility to ensure the safety of any visitors. Due to the nature of the environment, the apparatus must be kept to a good standard, to ensure the equipment is safe for visitors to use.

Most common accidents in gyms

Gyms must adhere to essential health and safety guidelines to ensure the wellbeing of anyone visiting, if they fail to do so, it can lead to accidents and injuries. If you have experienced an injury in a gym, we advise you to contact us now. The most common gym accidents include:

  • Slips, trips and falls can be very common in gyms. Trip hazards on the floor or spilt liquids can pose a risk. Any trip hazards should be cleared up in a good time, to avoid accidents from occurring.
  • Faulty equipment can also pose a big hazard to visitors to the gym. Gym equipment can be dangerous if not installed properly or if hazards aren’t detected in the equipment.
  • Falling objects can be very dangerous in gyms when the apparatus isn’t secured properly and falls. For example; a weight falling on someone’s foot can cause some serious damages.
  • Instructors provide incorrect advice on how to train and use the machinery. Upon joining a gym, the individuals should get the opportunity to learn how to use gym equipment to ensure that it is used correctly. It is likely that visitors use the equipment incorrectly and experience injuries as a consequence, if not shown how to use them properly. Possible injuries that can be sustained from a negligently maintained gym include:
    • Crush injuries
    • Broken limbs
    • Back injuries

We advise that there are just the most common examples of accidents and injuries in the gym, if you have experienced any sort of injuries in the gym, we recommend you contact one of our experienced solicitors to help you gain the compensation you deserve.

Duty of care to visitors

It is the occupier’s responsibility to ensure the safety of their visitors when in a gym, there is a range of things that they must do to enforce that, these include:

  • Adhering to health and safety procedures.
  • Enforcing regular maintenance checks to ensure that machines are kept to a good standard. Detecting any damages in a good time and making sure they are avoided or repaired to a safe standard.
  • Carrying out regular risk assessments, detecting any faults in the gym and fixing them as soon as it is possible and to the best possible standard.
  • Ensuring slip, trips and falls hazards are taken care of and in a good time to avoid accidents from occurring.
  • Providing the staff with appropriate training.

What should I do if I’ve been hurt in a gym?

If you have been injured in a gym, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now, so you can come out with the highest possible compensation for your case. We advise that all cases require an extent of evidence to help get higher compensation, and the more evidence you can provide the more likely you are to receive higher compensation. Evidence to include:

  • Pictures and videos.
  • Access any CCTV footage if you can.
  • Witness reports.
  • Medical reports.

How we can help

Our experienced solicitors in occupier’s liability will help you get the highest compensation for your case; we will help you gather any necessary evidence to help with your case. We will treat your case in the most professional manner, allowing you to feel comfortable sharing your story in the best possible way. If you have experienced an injury on public premises, we highly advise that you talk to one of our experienced solicitors, we will help you determine how much compensation you may get and how long the process will last.

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Get in touch with us now if you would like to be guaranteed the best possible outcome for your case. We will ensure that you come out with the best possible compensation, enabling you to get back to your daily life in no time.

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