What happens if I’m injured at the gym?
Gym negligence is more common than you think. From irresponsible PTs, to faulty equipment to other gym users causing you injury, there are thousands of compensation claims filed each year pertaining to exercise malpractice.
You may be eligible for compensation if:
- A personal trainer has placed you in an unsafe situation
- You’ve injured yourself on faulty equipment
- Another gym user has caused you injury.
Do not be fooled by waivers. Your gym still has a duty of care to create a safe environment for all its patrons. If you’ve experienced any of the situations above, you may be eligible for a payout. The Personal Injury Lawyers are here to assist with your gym injury claim.
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The first step in knowing if you have a gym accident compensation case after you’ve suffered an accident at the gym is to try out our free industry leading Gym Injury Compensation Calculator.
It doesn’t matter if your gym injury was caused by something you did, such as a slip, trip or fall. You may have had your accident despite the gym’s signage asking others to keep it a safe environment or the gym equipment appearing to be in working order.
The most common compensation claims are bench press related; rotator cuff injuries; feet, knee leg and ankle-related injuries; issues caused from wearing improper running shoes, sprains, dislocations and faulty gym equipment.
If you’ve suffered injury, and possibly a loss of earnings, then you could be one of the many thousands of accident claims that are made each year by others who have experienced a gym mishap.
How much could you receive in a payout? You can quickly get a rough idea on what you could claim using our Gym Injury Compensation Calculator.
A more accurate figure can be had by having a free quick discussion with our Lawyers. Or, look over our injury records from our Gold Coast & Brisbane compensation case studies of what other clients were awarded.
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Frequently asked questions about gym injury compensation claims
Not all injuries in the gym would make you eligible for compensation.
Some cases that constitute a breach in the gym’s duty of care might include:
- Personal trainer negligence – It’s the responsibility of a all personal trainers to arrange exercises that help you meet your fitness goals, but they can’t put you at risk. If an instructor ordered you to lift a particular weight beyond your range, and you injured your arms in the process, this would be a case of negligence. The gym did not adequately protect you, and a reasonable person would deem the injury a likely result.
- Faulty or broken equipment – Again, a gym would have breached their duty of care if equipment is faulty or broken yet still made available for use. If a cycling machine had poorly supported legs, and you were to fall while exercising and be injured, you would again be owed due compensation.
- Other gym members causing injuries – There are instances where the actions of another gym member can cause injury, and you may be able to make a gym injury compensation claim. If another patron were to drop weights on your foot and caused serious injury, the gym may be deemed to have breached their liability.
There are some situations where you would be deemed at fault and therefore not eligible for compensation. The key responsibilities you hold to avoid causing injury yourself include:
Use gym equipment in its proper, intended way – If you decided to do push-ups on a treadmill, or sit backwards on a cycling machine, you will be deemed at fault. While this may seem obvious, being unsure of how a machine works isn’t an excuse; it’s your responsibility to ensure you’re using equipment properly. Though, you can prove that your injury was the result of faulty equipment, personal injury claims may be made against the gym owners.
Know your limits – If you set the tension on a rowing machine too high and pull your back, sadly you will again be deemed at fault. The best way to ensure you stay safe is to stay within your limits.
Be upfront with medical conditions and injuries – A personal trainer can only offer advice on exercises within your means if you fully disclose any medical conditions or injuries that may put you at risk of further harm.
If you’re unsure if an injury you’ve sustained was a breach of your responsibility or the gym’s, The Personal Injury Lawyers’ free case assessment can help clarify your situation.
A waiver can often mislead gym patrons of their rights. While a waiver can persuade you from not claiming compensation for injury, the gym has not forfeited their owed duty of care.
If you feel they have been guilty of negligence, a waiver has no legal power to prevent you from suing.
Our lawyers are committed to ensuring you’re suitably compensated for your situation. Starting with our free claim assessment, our experts will identify who is liable in your case, and stand by your side through the entire claim process for your gym injury compensation.
For further peace of mind, read more about our no win no fee guarantee to ensure you get back on track as smoothly as possible.
Chat, call, email, or let us assess your claim. There is no cost, and no obligation to speak to our personal injury solicitors, whether it be sports medicine, permanent disability or even general damages related.
How much compensation did other people get awarded for their injuries?
To help you understand more how much other people were awarded for their compensation claims, (who may have similar injuries to you) we pulled together some helpful, real life personal injury payout examples..
These include compensation for injury at work as well as car accident injuries, workplace injury and slips, trips and falls. You may have suffered an injury that means that you can’t return to work. We assess the type of injury that you have suffered and will look at current medical reports, the costs of your future medical treatment, along with important factors such as whether you are left with a total and permanent disability.
How much compensation will I get for my gym accident?
Our gym injury compensation calculator gives a basic indication how much compensation you may be able to claim.
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