While gyms are centers where physical and mental health is worked on and in the United States, many citizens are enrolled in one. However, it is inevitable to think about the many devices and machinery that are used every day and can cause an accident.
The condition of the tools, the conditions of the establishment, as well as the hygiene of the place must be perfect in gyms; otherwise, if you suffer an accident, you can claim fair compensation.
If you have had an accident at a gym and need a lawyer to request compensation for this event, at Conexión Legal we have the best and we give you free legal advice.
Common causes and types of injuries in gyms
As mentioned above, gyms work with heavy equipment that often requires supervision and good condition. Given this, the most common causes of accidents are:
- Lack of equipment cleaning.
- Old or poorly conditioned equipment.
- Lack of supervision or poor supervision.
- Slipping on dropped equipment, cables or some other foreign object.
- Improper use of exercise equipment.
When any of the above situations arise, accidents and injuries can result in the following:
- Neck and back injuries from falls
- Shoulder tear.
- Neck injuries.
- Leg and knee damage
- Wrist dislocation.
- Groin tear.
- Heart damage.
- Broken or fractured bones from falling weights.
- In some cases death.
You have a legal right to seek financial recovery from responsible parties, regardless of the type of injury. If your injury was caused by negligence or carelessness of another person at the gym, you should not assume responsibility for the costs.
What to do when I have an accident at the gym?
Most people who suffer injuries at a gym do not know how to act after the incident.
It is understandable to feel pain and confusion after suffering a personal injury, especially if the injury is the result of negligence by the gym owner. If you have suffered an injury at a gym due to causes beyond your control, it is important to follow these steps:
Report the accident: It is extremely important that as soon as the accident occurs, you inform the administrative staff of the gym. Approach the manager or some authority figure and explain what happened. If you let hours or days pass, the case could disappear.
Ask for contact information: Ask for insurance information and contact them.
See a doctor: Go to a hospital to have your wounds checked. If you can’t do it yourself, ask someone else to do it. The doctor should evaluate the severity and note every detail of the incident. Make sure it is noted where it occurred so that you can demand compensation from the gym.
Document your expenses: While processing your request with the gym and if you need medication or treatment, pay for it but keep your receipts so that insurance can compensate you later.
Take photos and videos: Take graphic evidence of the scene of the incident and state of facilities. If possible, record testimonies from other users to give more weight to your case.
The choice of your lawyer is one of the aspects that can contribute to the final decision of your case.
For this reason, if you or a loved one need it, you should contact Conexión Legal’s team as soon as possible so that we can provide you with the best free legal advice and also legal representation by experienced and professional accident lawyers.
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