What If Your New Year’s Resolution Leads to Gym Injury?
We are officially into the new year and that means you may be fulfilling your New Year’s resolution! For many people, going to the gym is number one on that list but a new gym membership can quickly turn into a nightmare. What happens if you get hurt at the gym? Who pays for it? We’re not just talking about sore muscles either. If you suffered a gym-related personal injury that wasn’t your fault and have had to take time off work to recover and/or lost wages, you may be entitled to compensation.
How Did the Gym Accident Happen?
If your injury is the result of improper technique, you are likely not going to be covered by the gym. But there are some instances where the gym may be at fault, for instance, if you were to slip on a wet floor, contract a skin or other infection from improperly disinfected mats or equipment, or if you are hurt through no fault of your own due to equipment that hasn’t been maintained by the gym then you may be eligible for compensation.
What If Someone Else Hurts You at the Gym?
It might seem unlikely, but you could be hurt by another user of the gym. Whether they’re dangerously wielding weights or if they are employed by the gym itself as a trainer and cause a gym accident injury, you may have a case.
If You Suffer a Gym Accident Injury, Go to the Doctor As Soon As Possible
If you sustain an injury at the gym, always go to the doctor right away. Do not wait! In personal injury cases, oftentimes your best bet at getting a fair settlement rests on whether you sought treatment immediately. If you are hurt, even if you aren’t sure if it’s serious, it’s best to go to the doctor. You never know what problems could crop up in the future that are related to the accident.
Next Steps to Take After a Gym Accident Injury
After you have been treated at the hospital for a gym injury, you may be wondering what the next step is and who will pay for an accident that wasn’t your fault. Anxiety and confusion can overwhelm you, but it’s important not to panic. You need to contact a personal injury lawyer who knows the laws of your state and can help you get fair compensation for your gym injuries. While it’s not the best way to start off the new year, you’ll feel confident in the support and knowledge that the experienced personal injury attorneys at VanDerGinst Law bring to your gym accident case. The gym will surely have a team of lawyers on their side, and it only makes sense that you should too. Call VanDerGinst Law for a free consultation and get the compensation you deserve for your gym injury.
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