Keeping fit is important to many Australians nationwide. When signing up for a gym in New South Wales, it is important to know what rights we maintain after signing that gym membership. With many gyms these days open for 24 hours and unsupervised, it is important to understand what laws are in place to protect you in case of an accident or injury while at the gym.

What laws and legislation are there in New South Wales for Gyms?

If you are injured while working out at the gym in New South Wales, and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to make a claim for public liability – regardless of whether you signed a contract. Gyms have an obligation to protect their members, to ensure their equipment is working, and to offer a safe environment for exercise. In New South Wales, the law for these cases is governed by the NSW Civil Liability Act 2002. These laws will protect you if you have an accident at the gym and it wasn’t due to your negligence.

How do I start my Gym Public Liability Case in New South Wales?

To make a successful public liability claim against your gym in New South Wales, you need to be able to prove, with evidence, that the accident was not your fault. Your lawyer needs to be able to prove that the gym company at fault owed you a duty of care and that they breached that duty of care which resulted in your injury or loss. To help this happen, you should try and do the following: 

  • Let the manager of the gym know that you were injured. 
  • Take pictures of everything, including of the injury, the establishment, and the gym object that caused injury
  • Take note of witnesses, and try to get their contact details if possible, so that they can support your claim. 
  • Access surveillance footage.
  • Save all medical evidence, bills, receipts, doctor’s records and anything else with reference to your gym-related injury in New South Wales.

What is the claims process?

What’s My Claim Worth can help you start the process to get the result you need in your public liability claim against gyms in New South Wales. Starting this legal process can result in monetary compensation for you. 

It should be noted that this is not a necessarily easy process. If you have had an injury due to public negligence at your gym, then it is worth seeing if you can make a claim. Start the process today and speak to What’s My Claim Worth, to see whether your gym public liability case can progress. 

Why should I choose What’s My Claim Worth?

What’s My Claim Worth’s claim compensation calculator can help you to understand the value of your claim, as well as your eligibility to claim. Once confirmed, we can then put you in touch with the best legal professionals to handle your public liability claim — No Win, No Fee (excluding defendant costs if the claim is litigated).