Compensation For Injury Due To Defective Gym Equipment

Suing A Gym For Injury Caused By Defective Gym Equipment



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Case Study: Gym Member Injured Due To Defective Gym Equipment

A client of Bartletts Solicitors was injured at his local gym while using a lat pulldown machine. As he was using the equipment, the cable snapped and the metal bar fell down at speed, hitting him hard on the head. Mr N sustained a deep laceration to his head and the wound started to bleed profusely. He was also dizzy and unsteady on his feet following the accident, and after receiving basic first aid from staff at the gym he was taken to hospital by ambulance. Mr N required multiple stitches in his head, and due to his mild concussion was kept in overnight for observation. He was forced to take a week off work after the incident and lost a substantial amount in earnings during that time. He later decided to seek legal advice after hearing that another member of the same gym had been injured due to a defect with a piece of equipment a few weeks prior to his accident, and because he felt that the gym’s machines were poorly maintained and unsafe.

Our Legal Advice

After speaking with Jerome Burch at Bartletts Solicitors, Mr N instructed our firm to proceed with a no win no fee compensation claim against the gym chain in question. Writing to the chain’s insurance company, we requested that they provide evidence that the lat pulldown machines at Mr N’s gym were regularly inspected and adequately maintained, in line with the manufacturer’s suggested schedule. The fact that they were unable to provide any schedule of inspection and maintenance indicated that the accident was caused by a defect with the equipment that should have been detected and repaired by the gym before it could pose a significant danger to its visitors. The gym was therefore legally liable for Mr N’s injuries and his subsequent loss of earnings. Within a few months were were able to win an admission of full liability from the gym chain, and Mr N later received a cheque for £2,500 in compensation.

Solicitors Claiming Compensation For Injuries Due To Defective Gym Equipment

Bartletts Solicitors has successfully claimed compensation for injured gym visitors from major gym chains and independent operators. Our firm has been using the law to protect and support our clients since 1860 and is fully regulated, serving clients all over England and Wales. Bartletts offers free legal advice, no win no fee agreements and the expertise of over 50 professional legal staff. Our firm is Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.



Nicola Perry has been a personal injury solicitor for 13 years. Nicola has won several cases involving accidents at gyms.

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