Our free claims guide is to help gym victims claim compensation for accidents that were not their fault. We are open 7 days a week offering free legal advice.
We go to the gym in order to push our bodies and make ourselves stronger, healthier and fitter. Sometimes, however, the opposite happens and we are the victim of an accident or injury that can cause pain, suffering and financial hardship. If this happens and it wasn’t your fault, you are likely to be able to make a compensation claim for the injuries you have sustained.
If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim for your gym accident, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our claims form to arrange your free, no obligation consultation. Our dedicated team of personal injury claims solicitors will listen to the details of what has happened to you and ensure that we understand all of the circumstances surrounding your gym accident. This means that you can be confident that you are receiving high quality, personalised legal advice from our expert claims team.
Common Gym Accidents
Gym accidents are becoming more common, as more and more of us take to working out. The accidents you are most likely to experience in the gym have remained constant, however, and include:
- Slips, trips or falls. These accidents can happen anywhere, but the gym is full of machines, weights and other equipment that can easily cause a slip, trip or fall. If the gym has not taken all reasonable steps to avoid these hazards and to keep walkways clear, they may be liable for any accident you have as a result.
- Poorly maintained and faulty equipment. Any machinery and technical equipment can cause injury, but this is even more likely when the equipment in question is designed to push our bodies to the limit. Whether it is a collapsing incline bench, an inadequate pull up bar or an electrical shock from a cycle machine, if the equipment you are using is not fit for purpose, you are likely to be entitled to compensation.
- Incorrect advice and instruction. Fitness trainers and staff are in a responsible position. They are offering you inductions and instruction as to how to best protect your health and safety. If you are given incorrect advice on how to use equipment, whether it is the cross trainer or the free weights, you may be able to make a compensation claim for any injuries you sustain as a result. This also applies if you are left to operate machines without any induction training, as this would be considered negligent behaviour on the part of the staff and/or management of the gym.
How To Start Gym Accident Claims
If you have suffered a personal injury as a result of a gym accident and this was the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our claims form to discuss your case. Our expert team of personal injury solicitors will discuss your claim with you, making sure that we understand what happened, the extent of your injuries and the impact it has had upon your life. This will enable us to give you the best possible advice about how to pursue your claim and the amount of compensation you might expect to receive.
Once you have agreed to a no win no fee arrangement, we will write to the gym responsible for your accident, informing them that you are making a personal injury compensation claim for your gym accident and asking them to accept liability (this is the legal term for accepting that they were at fault). We will gather evidence to support your claim that they were liable for your gym accident if necessary to put together the most compelling case.
Once liability has been agreed, we will carry out negotiations on your behalf to agree the appropriate level of compensation you deserve. This will usually be in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Judicial College, which gives advice as to how much compensation different types of injury would normally attract. We will also make sure that you are fully compensated for any expenses you might have incurred, such as loss of earnings or having to make modifications to your home to facilitate your recovery.
Make Your Gym Accident Claim On A No Win No Fee Basis
We understand that the period following a gym accident and injury can be a stressful and financially difficult time. We believe that justice for your gym accident and injury should not be dependent on your being able to make large, up front payments for expert legal claims advice. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the majority of our clients. A no win no fee agreement allows us to act on your behalf without you having to pay anything up front. It also removes the risk and worry that comes from wondering how you might pay the legal fees if we are unable to get you the compensation you deserve. If we do not win your claim, you won’t have to pay anything. This means that you will never be left worse off because you made a work injury compensation claim.
The no win no fee agreement also means you don’t need to worry that your legal fees may exceed the amount of compensation you are awarded for your gym accident. With the traditional payment model for legal services, the costs associated with making your claim could quickly exceed the amount of compensation you are awarded, which doesn’t fit our idea of justice at all. Our no win no fee agreements cap our fees at a percentage of your compensation payout. This means that you can relax, knowing that you will always receive the lion’s share of the compensation you are awarded.
We are able to offer a no win no fee agreement to the vast majority of our clients, though there are some unusual cases where this is not possible, for example in cases of medical negligence. If you would like to find out whether your gym accident and injury compensation claim is eligible for our no win no fee agreement or if you have any other questions, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help with our free, no obligation consultation. This allows you to be in control of the process at all times.
How Much Compensation Can I Get For My Gym Accident Claim?
All compensation payments are comprised of two parts. The first part deals with the injury itself. The Judicial College sets out national guidelines to enable claimants (such as yourself) and those responsible for the accidents (in this case the gym owners and their insurance company) to know how much compensation is reasonable for a particular injury. These ranges can be very wide, however, to ensure that the compensation you receive reflects the individual nature of your accident. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience making gym accident and injury claims and are able to offer you clear guidance as to where your injury falls in these ranges and, therefore, how much compensation you can anticipate.
The second part of any personal injury claim is that you must be compensated for any expenses or financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your gym accident and injury. The principle behind compensation is that you should be left in the same position as you would have been in had the gym accident and injury not occurred, or at least as close as possible to that. If you have been injured in a gym accident that was not your fault, you are able to claim the costs associated with your accident, your healing and any adaptations you may have had to make to your home and lifestyle as part of your compensation payment. This can include any loss of earnings if you find that you are unable to work for a period while you heal. If you are unable to return to your previous career, you may also be able to claim for the loss of potential earnings, which can allow you to retrain.
If you would like a more personalised assessment of the amount of compensation you might be due, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form for a free call back.
What If I Have Signed A Waiver At The Gym?
Almost all gyms require new customers and members to sign a waiver, designed to limit their liability in the event of an accident. Many people believe that having signed this waiver or disclaimer means that they are not able to make a compensation claim for a gym accident, no matter how careless or negligent the gym has been. This is not actually the case. The Unfair Contract Terms Act prevents companies from enforcing contract terms that are not reasonable. This means that it is not possible for you to fully sign away your rights to take legal action. If the gym has been negligent with your safety and you are injured as a result, you are still able to make a compensation claim.
If you are considering making a no win no fee compensation claim for your personal injuries following a gym accident, call us now on 0121 565 4317 or use our online gym accident claims form today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.