Cincinnati, Ohio Personal Injury Attorney and Product Liability Lawyer discusses fitness center and gym injuries resulting from personal trainer negligence and defective gym equipment
Nobody goes to the gym seeking injury, though because of personal trainer negligence and defective gym equipment, that’s exactly what happens to thousands of Americans each year. Exercise may sound like the best step to getting healthy, but gym safety is crucial to avoid injury and maximize results.
A surprising amount of gym and fitness center patrons are injured through no fault of their own when they are victims of gym equipment defects or personal trainer negligence.
Trainers have been known to push their customers quite hard, and they in fact paid to encourage a difficult workout, but they have a legal responsibility to protect their customers.
If a severe injury results from personal trainer negligence, the individual and associated fitness center may be liable for sport injuries and incurred and future medical costs.
Hazardous Gym Activities & Exercises
Almost any kind of gym activity can result in injury if it is performed in an unsafe manner. Gym staff and fitness center personal trainers should be on site to monitor gym patrons and the heavy equipment capable of causing injury. Injuries commonly occur during the following activities:
- Weight Lifting
- Resistance band workout
- Medicine ball exercises
- Treadmill running
- High intensity interval training
- Kettlebell workout
Personal Trainer Negligence
Fitness instructors and professional trainers have a duty to recognize the difference between a good hard workout and a dangerous level of exertion capable of causing serious injury.
When trainers or fitness instructors push clients and directly cause an injury, a personal injury claim may be filed for their professional negligence. Compensation may be sought for medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs and pain and suffering.
Some gym injury cases are quite valuable and if you can prove personal trainer negligence caused a severe injury, a large personal injury or premises liability settlement is likely.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to defective gym equipment, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.