It’s great to see so many people getting out and about each morning and evening before and after work, running alone, playing sport with friends, or hitting the gym.
However, although exercise is a many splendored thing, one that we should all partake in more frequently, the number of accidents that occur which are sport or exercise related is worrying, to put things mildly.
Not only must we be careful when exercising and pay attention to our form – this is especially true of weight training and high-intensity forms of exercise – but we must all ensure that we pay attention to the environments in which we are exercising.
This is important for a number of reasons, perhaps most importantly because of the number of accident compensation claims that have been filed by accident lawyers on behalf of their clients who have injured themselves exercising, usually in a public place.
Here are some prominent examples that we should all take note of when exercising.
- Slip and fall accidents when running
These are among the most common injuries that affect people who run on a regular basis, however, due to how they sustain the injuries, where they’re exercising, and the lack of parties at fault, they’re often difficult to successfully file compensation claims for.
Having said that, some of the most common running-related injuries are those that also involve motor vehicles, for instance, a person slipping or tripping when trying to avoid a car when running on the side of the road.
Therefore, in instances like this, i.e. one with a motorist involved who’s also at fault, there’s a good chance of a successful outcome to the accident compensation claim filed by the injured runner.
- Injuries received in the gym or health club
Like the other examples given here, any injuries sustained in the gym that the injured party plans to file a claim for must be sustained due to the negligence of another party, for example, the manufacturer or the exercise equipment or the proprietor of the gym.
Slip and fall injuries in the gym are also common, and many compensation claims are successfully filed for injuries of this nature.
- Injuries caused by exercise machines at home
Many people injure themselves at home using exercise machines. However, for an injured person to successfully file a claim for compensation, in most cases they will need to have directly followed the manufacturer’s instructions, and there also needs to be some provable fault with the equipment.
These are just a few examples of the many that could be given to highlight the importance of paying explicit attention to the environment in which you are exercising.
However, these injuries are among the most common injuries that people sustain (and file claims for with the assistance of UK claim lawyers), so it’s imperative that we all take better precautions to avoid injuries, and of course, keep exercising as often as we have the chance to. After all, it’s great for our mental and physical health in so many ways!