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Arm burn in Gym

I got my arm burnt in a steam room in a gym. Do I have grounds for some subsidy on my membership? Ann.

Hi Ann.  A steam burn can be a very painful injury to suffer and I hope its not too serious. Many steam burns in my experience require skin grafting at a later time and I hope you are not one such case. 

There is a legal obligation for property owners to ensure that all invitees on a property (this would include you and other guests) are kept safe from harm specifically to protect from a trap or concealed danger.  In my opinion a steam pipe or other device that wasn’t properly padded might constitute a danger and you may have an entitlement not just to a subsidy on your membership but proper compensation and the payment of your medical bills if any.   

If you feel that you have a case you can submit a claim directly to PIAB the Personal Injuries Assessment Board or if it’s a serious injury, talk to a solicitor about your prospects of winning. 

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