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 the equipment is maintained correctly and safe to use, that bathrooms and showers are clean and hygienic, that users are properly supervised 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 the above is neglected 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.
We offer a No Win No Fee* service for our clients, so contact The Compensation Experts today and find out how we can help you.
*conditions may apply
Need some help?
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 you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
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 and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert gym claim solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.