Around 4.5 million adults currently hold gym memberships in the UK, with an increasing number of people joining.
Gyms and leisure centres can be great places to keep fit or relax, provided the correct Health and Safety standards are met. It is the owner of the establishment who is under a duty to provide a safe environment for its members and visitors. Unfortunately, this duty is not always upheld and, as a result, accidents can occur, some of which resulting in severe injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident of any kind in a gym or leisure centre, Farleys Solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.For free initial advice on claiming compensation for an accident in a gym or leisure centre, call a specialist personal injury solicitor at Farleys on 0333 331 7250.
Causes of Gym Accidents
The gym is an inherently dangerous place and there are several common causes of accidents:
- Faulty or poorly maintained equipment (e.g. treadmill / rowing machine)
- Trip or slip on wet or uneven flooring
- Incorrect advice from a gym instructor
- Inadequate training or induction session
- Hit by stray object (e.g. sports equipment)
The dedicated personal injury team have a great deal of experience in acting for clients in gym injury claims and are sensitive to the fact that injuries can have a devastating effect on lives.
We will pursue your claim on a ‘no win no fee’ basis wherever possible, meaning that pursuing a compensation claim can be done without any upfront cost to you.