Gym Injury Claims
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve
Gym Injury Claims
Gym Injury Claims are on the rise, but we can help you get what you deserve.
Recent industry figures show that more than 6.5 million Brits have gym memberships, and the number is rising. Flexible contracts and low costs gyms are enticing previously dedicated couch potatoes to exercise regularly, but with growing user numbers comes an increase in injuries caused by gym error or negligence.
Gyms have a duty of care towards their users to make sure that they maintain equipment correctly and safe to use, that bathrooms and showers are clean and hygienic, that they properly supervise users during training sessions or exercise classes, and that the opportunity is there for instruction in the use of any equipment should they need it. If they neglect the above and you suffer an injury, you could have a valid gym compensation claim.
If you have been injured in a gym and you believe the owners or staff are responsible, then call and speak to a friendly and knowledge legal advisor at The Compensation Experts.
What is a Compensation Claim against a Gym?
Gym injury claims can include:
- Incorrect information and training provided by staff
- Floors made slippery by spills
- Poorly considered exercise programmes which do not account for existing injuries or medical conditions
A typical example of a compensation claim for a gym injury was a woman who fractured her foot when free weights replaced incorrectly by another user rolled off the rack and landed on her. Another example featured a man whose initial assessment did not go into sufficient detail about his previous medical history. Consequently, he was given exercises to do which exacerbated an underlying back condition.
Claiming Compensation from a Gym
Your gym compensation claim starts with a simple call to The Compensation Experts. Our advisors are available to give you a free, no-obligation initial consultation that will answer your questions, offer professional legal advice, and give you the confidence in taking the next step. Personal law has particular areas of speciality so, when you’re ready, we will match you with a personal injury solicitor who has the knowledge and experience of successfully claiming compensation from gyms.
Their job will be to build a case that supports your claim. They will obtain your medical records, use information from the gym’s accident log, and possibly ask an independent medical expert to assess you to build a clear picture of the injury you have sustained and how it has impacted your life. They will also gather the necessary evidence to show damage could have been avoided if the gym had not been negligent. After this is done, they will submit your claim with a request they pay you compensation for damages and any additional expenses you have incurred due to your injury.
The gym, or the lawyers representing them, has a set time to reply. If the circumstances around your injury are clear, then they should immediately accept liability. There are occasions where the other party does not always agree to take responsibility so your solicitor will continue to fight and negotiate on your behalf, bringing your case before a judge if required.
*conditions may apply
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more