Injuries in the gym can occur due to many different circumstances. Poorly maintained exercise machines, a lack of supervision or insufficient training on how to use the gym equipment may all be good reasons to make a gym injury compensation claim when you or a loved one has sustained an injury in a gym. But against whom should you make the claim ?
In some instances, particularly when a child is involved, a claim for gym injury compensation could be made against a school or training facility which would have public liability insurance to cover such accidents. However, is the individual facility liable or should it be the owners of the building against whom you make a gym injury claim?
These are questions that an experienced personal injury claims solicitor would be able to answer, depending on your individual circumstances. However, whenever you have sustained an injury in a gym, it is advisable to seek urgent medical attention. No amount of gym injury compensation will make up for a lifelong health issue that could have been avoided with timely medical intervention.
Making a Gym Injury Compensation Claim
A gym injury compensation claim is made to the Injuries Board Ireland in the same way as you might make any other personal injuries claim. However, as the injury you sustain in an accident at the gym is more likely to be soft tissue or ligament strain, your application for gym injury compensation is best completed with the assistance of a specialised personal injury solicitor.
An experienced solicitor will be familiar with the consequences of such an injury and the effect it will have on your quality of life when you are unable to drive or perform ordinary household chores. Furthermore, if you are unable to work because of your gym injury your solicitor will be able to factor in to your gym injury claim an amount for loss of earnings.
If your child is the victim of a gym injury, a parent or guardian is able to make a claim on their behalf acting as their “next friend”. However, any agreement on the amount of gym injury compensation will have to be signed off by a court before payment can be made. This is another area in which you will need the services of a solicitor.
Free Gym Injury Claims Advice
Over 90% of people making a personal injuries claim choose to use a personal injuries solicitor. If you would like to find out more about your entitlement to claim gym injury compensation, you should call our free gym injury claims advice service on 1800 911 940. Our service enables you to speak directly with a solicitor who will be able to answer any questions you may have about making a gym injury compensation claim and provide some helpful and practical advice.
Even if you have already commenced your gym injury compensation claim, and have met obstacles in the shape of a denial of liability, you are still invited to call our free gym injury claims advice service. There is no obligation on you to use our services once you have spoken with us, and all calls to our service are totally confidential.
Call us now on 1800 911 940 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
When you call our free gym injury claims advice service, you will find us very understanding of the trauma you or your child has experienced. We believe that when somebody has allowed you to get into a dangerous and harmful situation without due regard for your safety, you should receive the maximum amount of gym injury compensation available.
Therefore, once you have explained to us the circumstances surrounding the gym injury, we will provide you with all the advice you need to maximise the amount of gym injury compensation you can claim. We may also be able to give you an indication of how much gym injury compensation we would expect you to get and how long the process would take.
You are free to ask us as many questions as you believe are relevant to your gym injury claim for compensation and we always check before the end of each conversation to ensure that you have understood our answers. We also run through a summary of what we have discussed and provide you with a list of options for your consideration.
You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions, and many of our clients have preferred to take a little time to consider what has been discussed and talk it over with family and friends. However, we would request that you do not leave it too long before calling our free gym injury claims advice service.
When you are making a claim for gym injury compensation, you only have a certain period of time in which to do so before your claim becomes time-barred. Therefore, call 1800 911 940 at your earliest convenience, or complete the call-back form at the foot of the page, and one of our helpful team will get back in touch with you.