Accidents can happen

claims for injury

ouch!

Staying healthy is an aspiration that many of us have at some point in our lives, even if many people keep putting it off. However, many people know that the key to good health is eating the right food and doing regular exercise, but finding the time for those can be hard.

Even visiting the gym just twice a week or a couple of hours of running or cycling will do, if you have the time. I’m a mom who works at home, and spend several hours a day sat in front of a PC. Not stretching my legs once in a while and eating the wrong food could seriously damage my health, which is scary.

While staying fit can help to minimise the risk of injury, even the fittest person isn’t immune to the possibility of becoming injured in an accident, even when exercising. While cycling through a mountain range, someone could fall off their bike, just like my daughter did the last time we went out biking. She fell off landing palm first to the ground, and after receiving treatment, her wrist was in a cast for three weeks.

Even when exercising indoors in a gym, if the machines aren’t working properly, they could hurt whoever’s using them. This is why it’s important that, before use, owners and trainers should check for anything that’s malfunctioning and trainers should teach new members how to use equipment.

People who suffer exercise-related injuries in the gym or outdoors are often persuaded to file personal injury claims, which is what I would have done should I have succumbed to injury while working out.

From what I read on the First4lawyers website, responsibility for the safety of just about any environment lies with someone be they a business owner, equipment manufacturer or local authority. If you become injured while working out, you could claim compensation from them, providing you have proof of your injury and any consequences such as lost income and expensive medical bills. No matter how careful you are, it’s important to know what to do in the event of an injury caused by an accident, meaning you’re not as worried if it happens to you.

Marie Gizelle

8 Comments

Adeline

I have to disagree. Not all accidents that happen can happen to you will automatically qualify you for a personal claim. Gyms have disclaimers and warnings on their machines and even their trainers would also take time to advise you on how to handle them. Also, accident insurance policies have listed a long list of terms and conditions that will qualify you for a personal claim, which you have agreed to by signing the contract. These terms include only the type of accidents that can be covered.

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joy

whether in the workplace or in the gym, mishaps can happen, these unforeseen accidents creates a lot of trouble to the person injured, it is just right to demand and claim the proper compensation for the harm done

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Yaniconquistadora (@YaniMetrado)

Accidents can happen anytime and to anyone so it is but important to take proper caution of whatever yo will be doing. If it is exercise-related make sure that double checking of equipment should be one of the top priorities. It pays to check and do proper maintenance of equipment as it can possibly evade you from danger.

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Pepper Tan

We can never be too careful when exercising, or when doing anything for that matter. Accidents happen when you least expect them to. As much as we can, we try to prevent them.

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Franc Ramon

Accidents do happen when doing exercise or workouts and its a part of it. Claim if there are clauses that would allow you to but if not, it’ll make you a stronger athlete getting past this injuries.

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Rossel

Accidents can happen to anyone anytime, anywhere and most of the time the insurance companies want to settle the claim for a much lower amount. The good news is there are lawyers who could help you settle for higher claims.

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che

Good thing there are lawyers who are able to help those injured to file their claims as most of “defendants” tend to take advantage of the lack of knowledge of the injured in terms of insurance claims.

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Hazel

Big business – insurance. Takes a big chunk of worry off your back too. I wish lawyers weren’t needed to sort out huge insurance claims though. But well…. just saying.

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