As fitness professionals, injury prevention and the wellbeing of clients should be the goal of every personal trainer. However, failing clients due to carelessness, ignorance, or poor judgment is a breach of duty. If these actions caused an injury, then he or she is liable for your injuries.
About Gym Injuries
Every year, more than 4 million people end up with gym injuries. This includes fitness clubs, exercise studios, Pilates classes, and yoga centers. These places are minefields, filled with deadly weights, one-ton workout machines, pulleys, steel writes, wet floors, and bacteria-filled mats. Many think that membership agreements are ironclad. But, this isn’t always the truth. Knowledgeable attorneys can help get you the justice you deserve for your gym injuries.
Personal Trainer Injury
A personal trainer has an obligation to ensure injuries do not happen. This includes a thorough health screening of the client, assessments to find any limitations, stic with proper mechanics and light initial weights, give undivided attention and constantly ensuring the safety of a client. If a personal trainer does not do this, then clients get injured.
It is important to prove negligence. This includes negligent hiring, training or supervision. A gym has a responsibility to hire knowledgable trainers with proper certifications. The gym also needs to make sure there is an internal training system, which follows the same steps and protocols. Many gyms do not do this important step. Then, the gym should establish a system of watching trainers to ensure that clients are safe.
Free Personal Trainer Injury Consultation
If you were injured at a gym, health club, fitness club or fitness studio, seek medical treatment. Document the conditions surrounding your injury and, if possible, get statements from witnesses. Make sure you note the date and time of the injury. If you are able, take photos of the scene of your accident. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible like those at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm. Let our 20 years of litigation experience bring you justice