Gym accident – can I claim for injuries?

Gyms are a great way to take care of your health, ensuring you stay fit and healthy. Depending on what gym you attend, there is a range of activities you may want to participate in as a form of exercise. Whether you enjoy swimming in the pool, working with gym equipment, or you attend classes, if you are involved in an accident in the gym, you are eligible to claim with one of our experienced personal injury solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side.

Using Gym equipment

Gyms can be dangerous places; they must be managed to a good extent to lower the chances of an accident occurring. Heavy machinery can be dangerous if mishandled or faulty. It is the gym staff’s responsibility to ensure that you use the machinery correctly. They must also ensure that you get the correct induction when your first join a gym. If they fail to help you and you suffer injuries consequently, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your damages. Under the Occupier Liability act of 1957, it is always the occupier’s duty of care to uphold the safety of their visitors to a reasonable standard.

Under this Act and the Health and Safety Act of 1974, it is the occupier’s duty of care to ensure the safety of all visitors by adhering to health and safety guidelines, making sure that the equipment is kept in good condition. They must carry out regular health and safety checks to ensure that the machinery is maintained to a good standard. If there are any issues, they are identified as soon as possible and resolved in good time.

Using the Gym Pool

Under all circumstances, it is remarkably vital to ensure the visitors’ safety in the pool. Occupiers of the property can do this by ensuring the cleanliness of the pool and warning the visitors of any unavoidable dangers.

Pools tend to be full of slip hazards, and the occupier should ensure that warning signs are always shown, to ensure that the visitors are warned of the dangers and kept to a safe, reasonable standard. Any hazards such as chipped tiles can pose a danger and should be fixed in a good time. If they fail to do so, and the visitor is hurt, the visitor can then claim compensation for any more serious injuries they faced, with the assistance of Solicitors On Your Side.

During Classes 

When you attend a gym class, it is always the instructor’s duty of care to ensure the safety of their participants. It is extremely important that if any equipment is used; it is always kept to a reasonably safe standard. Participants must also only carry out tasks during the classes that will not pose any harm to them.

If you have experienced injury from the negligence of your instructor during your classes, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side.

Other Gym Facilities 

If you are lucky, your gym may be equipped with saunas and jacuzzis. The same principles of health and safety apply to them. If you are on the premises of a gym, and you have been hurt, due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to claim compensation. If you would like to find out more or start your claim now, call one of our experienced personal injury solicitors at Solicitors On your Side now.

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