Last updated on November 14th, 2021
If you have been injured in a treadmill accident, you may be eligible to file a treadmill injury claim if the accident was caused due to no fault of yours.
Treadmills are among the most popular of all fitness equipment. Most people use treadmills in the gym and at home without incident, sometimes, however, things can go wrong.
Treadmill accidents can happen due to design or manufacturing defects, poor maintenance, or because of ignoring guidelines and safety precautions. If you or a loved one were injured in a treadmill accident, you should consider speaking to a personal injury solicitor to explore your legal options. Depending on the circumstances, your solicitor may advise you to pursue a treadmill injury claim or they may advise you against it.
What To Do After A Treadmill Injury
Regardless of how the treadmill accident was caused, your first priority should be to assess your injuries. If your injuries are severe, ask somebody to call an ambulance or take you to the hospital immediately. Getting medical attention is important even if your injuries don’t seem very severe as you may have internal injuries. Not receiving timely treatment for internal injuries can have serious consequences.
If you were injured in a gym, inform the manager about the incident and file a written accident report. Get a signed copy of the accident report.
If possible, use your phone camera to take photographs to show what caused the treadmill accident and your injury as these can be used as evidence in your treadmill injury claim.
Ask for names and contact details of other gym users who witnessed the treadmill accident. They can help corroborate the facts if you decide to file a treadmill injury claim.
If you think you may be entitled to compensation, contact a personal injury solicitor to get professional advice on your next course of action.
Making A Treadmill Injury Claim
Putting together a successful treadmill injury claim can be arduous and complex for those with little or no experience of personal injury law. Personal injury solicitors as you may expect are specialists in this area of the law.
If you contact a solicitor who offers a free consultation you can discuss the treadmill accident and the circumstances around it and receive expert advice free of charge on claiming compensation. If the solicitor advises proceeding with a treadmill injury claim they will use their experience and knowledge of the law to build a strong compensation claim in your favor. A personal injury solicitor can give you the best chance of not just winning your claim but also getting the maximum compensation due to you.
You can also get expert legal representation without having to pay any upfront fees. Most personal injury solicitors will offer to represent you legally using a No Win No Fee agreement where they believe there is a good chance of success.
What Is A No Win No Fee Agreement?
In basic terms, a No Win No Fee agreement is a type of legal contract between you and your solicitor. According to the terms of a typical contract, the solicitor would fund your entire treadmill injury claim from start to finish. In our case, if your treadmill injury claim is unsuccessful, you would not have to pay anything. You only pay if you win the compensation claim.
The amount you would pay if your treadmill injury claim is successful would depend on the amount of compensation you are awarded. In our case, the fee is calculated as a set percentage of the total compensation that you receive. The full terms and conditions will be detailed in the No Win No Fee agreement.
With a No Win No Fee agreement you get professional legal advice and representation without taking any financial risks yourself. Knowing you have an expert solicitor looking after your legal rights also allows you to take the time you need to recover from your injuries and attend to your professional and personal commitments without worrying about the 3-year statute of limitations.
Calculating Compensation For Treadmill Injury Claims
The compensation awarded for successful treadmill injury claims varies widely depending on the severity of the claimant’s injuries and the actual losses they’ve suffered due to the injury.
Compensation will be calculated based on general damages and special damages.
General damages refer to the compensation awarded for your pain, suffering, and loss of amenity. This is calculated based on the impact the injury has had on your qualify of life. You can use our general damages compensation calculator below to get an idea of what compensation may be due for different injuries.
Special damages refer to the compensation awarded to make up for all the expenses and financial losses you incurred because of the treadmill accident. Special damages include but are not limited to:
- All medical expenses related to your injuries including diagnostic tests, prescription medicines, and surgery if necessary
- The total cost of transportation to and from the hospital for your medical treatment
- The potential cost of long-term treatment such as physiotherapy
- Loss of wages if you were unable to go to work because of your injuries
- Loss of perks such as bonuses and promotion opportunities because of your forced absence from work
- Cost of assistive mobility devices if necessary
- Cost of structural changes to your home or vehicle if necessary
- Cost of hiring professional home care if you need it
When you have a personal injury solicitor taking care of your treadmill injury claim, you can rest assured they will do their very best to get you the maximum compensation.