Many of us join gyms to get healthy, stay in shape, and most importantly to have fun. We are led to believe more than 4 million people in the UK currently hold gym memberships – it’s an important part of our weekly routine.
If you haven’t had the correct health and safety training, gyms can also be dangerous places containing heavy equipment (specialist equipment) with moving parts that can cause serious harm. If you’ve had an accident at the gym which wasn’t your fault, you can No-Win-No-Fee claim.
- No Win, No Fee Available
- Dedicated and highly skilled Personal Injury Lawyers
- All claims undertaken
- Free initial advice from a qualified solicitor
- High success rate for clients
- National Coverage
Established over a decade ago we have a superb reputation for customer service and speed of response. We have a very friendly team of highly qualified legal advisors who will help you every step of the way.
Our typical gym accident awards range from £1,000 up to £1,000,000. And our promise to you is to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.
Since we operate on a No-Win-No-Fee basis you have nothing to lose and potentially everything to gain.
Not sure if you have a case? Simply call us and we will discuss your potential claim further, and let you know quickly whether you have a valuid claim or not.
The fitness and gym industry is booming right now with millions of us in the UK being avid gym members; there is nothing like a quick visit to the local gym to remove a few extra pounds or generally keep oneself in good shape.
For most people this exercise is welcome relief – but sometimes it can go wrong. Gyms by their very nature contain heavy equipment which if used badly, or maintained poorly can cause serious accidents.
Badly trained supervisory staff, faulty equipment, and slip/trip hazards have been known to injure both experienced and inexperienced gym visitors.
Although health and safety guidelines are extremely strict and rigorously enforced in most instances it is not rare for a badly run organisation to seriously hurt someone.
If you have been injured in a gym through no fault of your own you may have a claim.
Call now for a free and confidential assessment with one of our specialist gym accident solicitors on 0113 200 9787 or complete the short form opposite.
Gym Accidents FAQ’s
Can I sue a Gym for an accident on their premises?
Yes, owners and occupiers have a duty of care to ensure you are safe whilst you are a lawful visitor to their premises.
Can I sue a Gym for an accident on their premises if I haven’t reported the accident?
Yes, although a failure to notify the Defendant of the incident as soon as practically possible could have an adverse effect on your prospects of success.
It is therefore important that any accident is reported to store management or the landlord as soon as possible with a formal request that the matter is placed in the Accident Book and is endorsed by your signature to confirm its accuracy.
Can I sue a Gym if I have not sought any medical attention following my accident?
Yes. Although a failure to seek medical attention may adversely affect your claim.
If a full recovery is made before a medical examination is arranged for the purposes of the claim it may be difficult to establish the extent of your injury or even if you were injured at all.
It is therefore important that you visit a GP following any accident to ensure that the nature and extent of the injury is recorded before a claim is commenced.
Why Michael Lewin Solicitors?
We have many years of personal injury experience, having successfully recovered millions of pounds in compensation for our clients.
We have helped a wide variety of people injured in many different areas of employment obtain as much money as possible for more than a decade.
This wealth of knowledge and experience combined with our unrivalled level of determination to get you what is rightfully yours sets us apart from the rest.
We offer the very highest standard of customer care, whilst being warm, friendly and courteous, and ensure that every step of the claim process is as clear and straightforward as possible.
How do I know if I have a claim for compensation?
If you believe you may be suffering from a work related illness/industrial disease and believe that has been caused by the negligence of a former employer or a combination of employers, call us on 0113 200 9787 or email us at email@example.com.
Our friendly team of legal advisors will be able to tell you within a matter of minutes if you have the right to compensation.
How long will it take to receive my compensation?
This does vary very much depending on the circumstances, but typically between 12 and 24 months.
Can I still claim if my accident was some time ago?
If you are 18 years old or over, you are entitled to make a claim provided you do so within 3 years of the date of the accident. If you are under the age of 18 you must start your claim before the age of 21.
Will I have to fill in lots of paperwork?
Certainly not! We will do most of the paperwork for you, and explain every step of the process in a friendly and easy way to understand.
Will I need to meet you face to face?
Although you are more than welcome to do so, we usually correspond with our clients by telephone and post.
Only in very exceptional circumstances will it be necessary for you to come in to our offices.
Our experts will handle every aspect of your claim and keep you updated on a regular basis.
Will I have to go to Court?
It is very unlikely that you will have to go to Court. Most cases are settled via telephone or written negotiation.
We will do everything we can to avoid unnecessary court appearances.
Will I have to have a medical examination?
Yes. It is necessary to obtain a medical report so that your solicitor can place an accurate value on your injuries. Your medical appointment will be at a convenient time and place close to where you live.
What exactly can I claim for?
You are entitled to make a claim for your personal injury, any loss of earnings, travel and medical expenses, any care required, and any other out of pocket expenses.
Can I get an interim compensation payment?
Yes. In some circumstances we may help you apply for an interim payment to assist you with any immediate financial issues you may face.
This could provide you with funding for treatment or home improvements such as wheel chair access and support handles.
Are you able to arrange my treatment?
Yes. We work with a number of rehabilitation providers who are able to assess your needs and arrange the appropriate course of treatment.
These charges will be claimed from your employer’s insurance company, meaning that you are not out of pocket.
What will this cost? How will my claim be funded?
Your claim is likely to be run under a Conditional Fee Agreement.
This is often referred to as a No Win No Fee agreement. This means win or lose you pay nothing.