Gym Accident Claims

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. We become 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 can make a compensation claim for your injuries.

If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim for your gym accident, call us on 0121 565 4317. You can also 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 your incident. We aim to understand all of the circumstances surrounding your gym accident. This means that you can be confident that you are receiving personalized 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. The gym is full of machines, weights, and other equipment that can easily cause a slip, trip or fall. Owners of the gym may be liable for any accident if they do not take reasonable steps. They should keep walkways clear to avoid any hazards.
  • Poorly maintained and faulty equipment. Any machinery and technical equipment can cause injury. This usually happens 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 instructions as to how to best protect your health and safety. If you are given incorrect advice on how to use the 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. This would be negligent behavior on the part of the staff and/or management of the gym.

How To Start Gym Accident Claims

If you get an 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. Also, you will know 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.

Negotiations

Once both parties agree, we will carry out negotiations on your behalf. We will try to award the appropriate level of compensation you deserve. This will usually be in accordance with the guidelines of the Judicial College. These guidelines tell how much compensation different types of injury normally attracts. We will also make sure that you fully get compensation for any expenses you might have incurred. These include 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, upfront 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 upfront. 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 for anything. This means that you will never be left worse off because you made a work injury compensation claim.

Don’t worry about any legal fee

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 comprise two parts.

The first part of the compensation

The first part deals with the injury itself. The Judicial College sets out national guidelines that show how much compensation is reasonable for a particular injury. These ranges can be very wide. However, it ensures 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. They offer you clear guidance as to where your injury falls in these ranges. Therefore, how much compensation you can anticipate.

The second part of the compensation

It compensates any expenses or financial losses that you suffer as a result of your gym accident and injury. This amount of compensation aims to get you back to your previous life. If you get an injury in a gym accident that was not your fault, you can make a compensation claim. It covers any modification to your home and lifestyle. This can include any loss of earnings if you become unable to work for a period while you heal. You may be unable to return to your previous career. In this case, you may claim for the loss of potential earnings, which can allow you to retrain.

Would you 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.

Gym Accident Claims

What If I Have Signed A Waiver At The Gym?

Almost all gyms require new customers and members to sign a waiver, which limits their liability in an accident. Many people believe that this waiver or disclaimer restricts them 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 shows negligence with your safety and you get an injury, 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.

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