Accidents In Gyms | Injury Claims | Irwin Mitchell

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When we want to lose a bit of weight or get in shape, many of us choose to head to the gym: indeed around 4.5 million adults in the UK have gym memberships. 

But gyms contain specialist, heavy equipment with moving parts that could cause serious harm or even death.  For that reason there are strict rules on health and safety as well as staff training to minimise the risk of injury to gym members.

Sometimes though, those rules are ignored or just forgotten and:

  • Equipment is not maintained properly or is faulty
  • Instructors don’t do their job properly and give you bad advice on how to exercise (e.g. if they have not taken into account any medical conditions you have)
  • The floors are not kept clean and dry and you could trip or slip as a result

Accidents in gyms can happen and if you are injured as a result you could claim compensation. 

Claim Compensation For Accidents In Gyms

If you have been injured in a gym or leisure centre, our specialist personal injury team could help you to claim compensation. A compensation settlement can help with:

  • Paying the bills if you can’t work because of your injuries
  • Paying to adapt your home or car if you are physically disabled
  • Paying for private medical treatment to help you to recover more quickly

You can also claim for any other expenses you have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as travel expenses while you have been visiting hospital for example.

How Irwin Mitchell Can Help You With Your Gym Injury Claim 

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We have a specialist team of solicitors who are expert at handling claims for personal injury compensation.  We have many years of experience in fighting for and winning compensation for our clients, including those injured in an accident at a gym or leisure centre.

Our previous clients include people injured by falling gym equipment, injured by faulty gym equipment or injured because of poor training or supervision by trainers. Whatever the circumstances of your gym accident, you should talk to us for expert advice on making a claim. We deal with all cases sensitively and will give you the best advice on how to proceed.  We can also help with arranging access to services that may be useful to you such as specialist doctors and we can give advice about your employment rights, benefit entitlements and other financial matters if necessary.

Contact Us For Free Advice About Claiming Compensation For A Gym-Related Injury

As one of the largest personal injury teams in the UK, you can rely on us to help you to claim compensation and ensure that you receive the medical support that you need.   If you would like to talk to us about making a claim, contact us.


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The above information relates to the law in England and Wales.

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All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

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