What Is A Gym Injury Claim?
Although we go to the gym to get stronger and to look after our health, we can sometimes suffer an accident whilst at the gym. The most common types of gym accident include:
- Equipment failure, for example an electric shock from a treadmill
- Incorrect training advice from personal trainers employed by the gym
- Slips, trips or falls due to unexpected hazards such as cables left lying across walkways or weights not replaced in the appropriate area.
If you were injured in a gym accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Common Gym Injuries
At Free Legal Justice, we know that a gym injury can be extremely stressful. Not only do you have to deal with the pain and suffering from your injuries, but you may find yourself in financial hardship, if you have to take time off from work to recover, or if you have to pay out for additional treatments or help.
We know that the idea of making a gym injury compensation claim can seem overwhelming, but our expert team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors have been helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve year after year, with almost no paperwork to complete by you.
If you are considering making a gym injury compensation claim, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us or claim online today. We offer a free, no obligation consultation, so call or message now to see how we can help.
Make A Compensation Claim For Your Gym Injury
Our specialist personal injury solicitors are here to help eliminate the stress involved in making a gym injury compensation claim. The most important thing is that we are available to you, 24 hours per day. This means that you can always access the legal help that you need. If you have a question about your gym injury compensation claim, or if you are considering starting a claim, call us at any time. If you prefer, you can claim online and we will arrange a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
During your free, no obligation consultation, our personal injury solicitors take the time to listen carefully to what happened to you, making sure that we understand the circumstances that led to your gym injury, the ways in which this has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. Once we have this information, we are able to give you the personalised service and advice that you deserve.
Our expert team of personal injury specialists are also able to carry out almost all of the paperwork and forms required for your gym injury compensation claim. We know that our clients find the process of making a compensation claim to be stressful, and that the idea of time-consuming and complex forms puts many people off from getting the compensation you deserve. We can take over all of this. For the few forms that do still require your personal attention, we can arrange a home visit to help you complete these, if you prefer.
We believe that everyone is entitled to expert legal advice to help with their gym injury compensation claim. Call us now to see how easy it can be.
Compensation For Gym Injuries
Although it might seem like a simple question, it is not possible to give an accurate estimate of how much compensation your gym injury might attract without knowing the details of your case. This is because there are so many different factors which will have an impact. In general, however, compensation claims can be divided into two parts.
Compensation claims can be thought of as being divided into two distinct parts. The first part aims to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced as a result of your injuries. Because this is such a subjective thing, the governing body (the Judicial College) has set guidelines for how much compensation should be awarded for different injuries. They provide a range within which compensation payments should fall for each injury, but these ranges are often very wide. This is to allow for the individual nature of your personal injury. Our expert personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience, allowing them to give you the most accurate estimate of where in this range your injury is likely to fall.
The second, and often much larger, part of your compensation claim is to compensate you for any costs, expenses or losses associated with your gym injury. The aim of compensation is to give you as close as possible to the same situation as you would have ad if your gym injury had not occurred. This means that you are able to claim for any loss of earnings if you are unable to work as a result of your gym injury, or even for the loss of the earnings you would have been likely to receive if your injuries mean that you are unable to return to your previous work. You may also be entitled to claim for additional medical support, the help of a carer if this has become necessary and even some modifications to your home or vehicle if they are necessary to allow you to resume the life you had previously.
It can be difficult to be sure that you are claiming everything that you are entitled to. Our expert gym injury claims solicitors have years of experience making sure that you are claiming for everything you deserve, giving you the best possible compensation claim to help you get your life back on track following your gym injury.
Can I Expect To Get My Compensation Quickly For My Gym Injury?
Gym injury compensation claims can take different amounts of time to complete, with some taking much longer than others. We understand that you want to resolve your gym injury as quickly as possible to give you the financial support that you need to put your gym injury behind you.
Some cases can be resolved in a matter of just a few weeks or months. These tend to be the easier claims to process, where the other party does not try to claim that the accident wasn’t their fault and where they are keen to agree the compensation amount as quickly as possible. Less severe injuries also tend to be quicker to resolve, as the amounts of money involved are smaller and the other party is less likely to want to put in the additional effort to argue about how much you deserve.
Personal injury claims in which the other party does not accept liability, or if there are other complications, can take significantly longer than a simple case. If you have to go to court to have a judge decide how much compensation you deserve following your accident, your claim may be delayed even longer.
What If I Am Worried About How To Afford My Gym Injury Compensation Claim?
One of the most daunting aspects of making a gym injury compensation claim is the risk of high legal fees, especially if there is no guarantee that your claim will be successful. We believe that you should never be left worse off as a result of trying to get the justice you deserve. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients.
Working on a no win no fee basis means that we are able to act on your behalf, without you having to pay anything up front. We are only paid once you have received the compensation you deserve for your gym injury. Our fees are set as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will never be left with legal fees that cost more than you receive. You will always be left better off as a result of successful claim.
In a very small number of cases, we are unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unlikely event that your gym injury claim falls into this category, we will make sure that you understand this straight away, and we will make sure to discuss possible alternative funding options with you to make sure that you have an affordable route to the help you need.
If you are thinking about making a gym injury compensation claim, we want to help you. Call us or claim online now and let our dedicated team of expert personal injury claims solicitors help you get the compensation you deserve.
If I Lose My Compensation Claim, Will I Have To Pay For My Gym Injury?
No. You will definitely not be asked to pay anything at all if we are unable to get you the gym injury compensation payment you deserve. We offer our services on a no win no fee basis to ensure that everyone has access to support from our highly trained personal injury solicitors. Otherwise, only the very rich would be able to make these kinds of claims without worrying. We believe that you deserve justice for your accident or injury, and a no win no fee agreement is the fairest way for us to help you.
What Is The Time Limit For Making A Gym Injury Compensation Claim?
Compensation claims for gym injury should be made as soon as possible after the accident or injury that led to them. Except in extremely exceptional circumstances, all claims should be made within 2 years of the accident. If you are coming close to the two year time limit, it is essential that you contact our personal injury solicitors as soon as possible.
There are some circumstances in which it might be useful to wait a short while before making your gym injury compensation claim. These include when you are not certain whether you might develop other symptoms that have not yet appeared, or if you are not sure how long your injuries may take to fully heal. There is no need to delay in talking with our personal injury specialists, however, as we can use any additional time to make sure that we are putting together the strongest case we can to get you the compensation you deserve.
How Making A Gym Injury Compensation Claim Works
In order to make a gym injury personal injury compensation claim, you will need to follow a standard process.
Getting legal advice before starting your gym injury compensation claim can dramatically increase the likelihood of you receiving the compensation you deserve, and can also help you to make a claim for the full amount that you are entitled to. Our personal injury claims specialists are available 24 hours a day or you can claim online and we will call you back at a time to suit you.
Working on your behalf, we write to the person responsible for your gym injury (this person is often known as the respondent). In this letter, we explain that you are claiming compensation for your injuries and that you believe that they were at fault. We ask them to accept responsibility (the legal term for this is accepting liability) for what happened and give them a deadline by which to inform us if they disagree.
If the other side tells us that they do not accept liability (this is known as them disputing liability), we will put together a file of evidence to support your claim. This will include any evidence you have found, as well as anything we gather. It can include a visual record of the event, if one exists, witness statements and expert testimony as to accepted safety guidelines for your industry. Once presented with this information, almost all employers will accept liability.
As soon as the other party has agreed liability, we can begin negotiations to decide how much compensation is fair. This will always be completely your decision, but we will offer you advice and support to ensure that you can be confident in your decisions. The other party will often offer a very low initial amount, known as a lowball offer, to see whether you will accept less than you are entitled to. With our experience, we are able to give you the information you need to identify these kinds of tactics and get the full amount of compensation you deserve for your accident.
In almost all cases, it is possible to reach an agreement to settle your case. This is especially true for accidents at work, as it is not in the interests of the insurance company to force your personal injury compensation case to court. If it is not possible to agree liability or to find a compensation amount that both sides find air, it may be necessary to ask a judge to decide how much compensation you deserve.
How Do I Begin My Gym Injury Compensation Claim?
Our clients are sometimes uncertain about whether to make a gym injury compensation claim, following their gym injury. This is understandable, as the process can seem daunting. Our hard-working team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are here to help and guide you through the process step by step.
The first step in making your gym injury compensation claim is to call us or claim online and we will call you back at a time that is convenient to you. Our expert team of gym injury specialists are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to ensure that you can get the help you need.
During our call, we will make sure that we understand all of the details of your gym injury claim. It is important that we know all of the circumstances surrounding your gym injury (in particular who you believe was to blame), the impact that it has had on your life and the full extent of your injuries. This information allows us to give you an accurate estimate of your chances of winning your case, and the amount of compensation you can expect if we do.
Can I Make a Claim For My Gym Injury?
Following a gym injury, many people are left unsure as to whether they are entitled to make a compensation claim. There are a few simple requirements for making a gym injury compensation claim, but they are very straightforward and most people will find that they do qualify.
The first and most basic requirement for you to make a gym injury compensation claim is that you must have suffered a gym injury. You are not able to make a claim for a near miss, where you narrowly avoided a gym injury. You are also only able to claim if were in some way damaged or harmed as a result of what happened. If you were very lucky and avoided all injury, you are not able to make a compensation claim. Your injuries can be mental as well as physical, but you can only claim for what you actually experienced.
The next consideration when wondering whether you are able to make a gym injury compensation claim is to think about who is responsible for your gym injury. There must be someone else to blame for what happened to you, and this is the person or organisation that you will claim against. In the case of an accident or injury at work, your employer will almost certainly be the person at fault. This is because they have a legal responsibility to keep you safe and your injury demonstrates that they were unsuccessful in this task.
The person or organisation at fault in your gym injury claim must have been able to anticipate, at least to some degree, what happened to you. They do not need to have actually predicted it, but it should have been something that was sufficiently plausible that a reasonable person in the same position could have anticipated it.
Finally, they must not have taken sufficient measures to protect you. This could be in terms of putting in measures to avoid your gym injury, or in terms of making sure that the consequences are as mild as possible.
If you have suffered a gym injury and someone else was to blame, whether through their negligence or carelessness, you are entitled to compensation. If you are considering making a gym injury compensation claim, don’t delay. Call us now or claim online to discover how we can help you to get the compensation you deserve.
What Steps Should I Take Following My Gym Injury?
Many of our clients ask us for advice as to what they should in the period immediately following a gym injury. It should go without saying that your first priority must always be to make sure that you are safe from any further harm and also that you have all the medical help you need. Once this has been done, there are several things you can try to do that might help support any eventual gym injury compensation claim.
It is essential that you are clear in your own mind about the details of the events surrounding your gym injury. The best way to do this is to make sure that you write down everything that you can remember. Even the smallest details might be useful, and will go a long way to making sure that you come across as a convincing witness, should that be necessary. The sooner you are able to write down this information, the more valuable it is likely to be.
It is also important that you try to get the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your gym injury. You are welcome to get them to write down what they have seen, if this is simple to arrange, but if we have their names and contact information, we are able to do this for you at a later date if needed.
Photographs or videos of the place where your gym injury happened can also be very helpful, especially if you are able to highlight anything that made the area unsafe and made your gym injury more likely. Obviously, it is essential that you are careful when trying to obtain pictures and that you don’t put yourself at risk to get them.
Although these steps can provide additional supporting evidence for your gym injury compensation claim, they are not essential and it is perfectly possible to make a successful claim even if you have not been able to do any of them. The most important step is to make sure that you call us or claim online today. Taking this one simple step will allow you to get the expert legal advice you need from our experienced team of expert gym injury claims specialists.
How Can Personal Injury Solicitors Help Me With My Gym Injury Claim?
Making a gym injury claim can seem daunting, and many of our clients are worried that they might struggle with the paperwork or that it will be very time-consuming. At we, we want to take the stress and worry out of making a gym injury compensation claim. We are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, meaning that you can always get in touch with us if you need us. Whether you prefer to call us or to apply online and have us call you back for free at a time of your choosing, we are here to help.
During your free, no obligation consultation, our gym injury claims specialists take the time to listen carefully to what happened to you, making sure that we understand the circumstances that led to your gym injury, the ways in which this has impacted your life and the full extent of your injuries. Once we have this information, we are able to give you the personalised service and advice that you deserve.
Our team are also here to complete almost all of the paperwork and forms associated with your gym injury claim. Acting as your solicitors, we are able to fill out and submit almost everything without you having to worry about time-consuming admin. For those tasks that we do need your signature, we are even able to arrange a home visit, if you feel that this would make things easier.
If you are thinking of making a gym injury compensation claim, we don’t want you to feel alone. Call us now or claim online to get the help you deserve.
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