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What Recourse Do I Have Under NJ Law if I Get Injured at a Gym?

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Developing a workout routine at a gym can benefit your health tremendously. However, damaged or dangerous equipment as well as untrained staff can result in clients suffering a gym injury. If you go to a gym, you deserve to know what to do if you are ever injured. You may be entitled to compensation. Call an Essex County premises liability lawyer and we’ll analyze all your options with you.

Identifying Frequently Occurring Gym Injuries and Their Causes

Gyms are great places to get and stay fit, but a degree of caution is merited given the inherent risks of certain kinds of equipment and exercises. Here are some injuries known to happen at gyms:

  • Cardiac problems
  • Shin splints
  • Groin pulls
  • Wrist sprains and dislocations
  • Bone fractures
  • Head, shoulder, back, and brain injuries

These injuries may come as a result of:

  • Unsafe conditions
  • Improperly maintained equipment
  • Falling free weights
  • Overexerting yourself

Important Considerations after a Gym Injury

First of all, seek out medical attention for your injury. Your health requires it and any future lawsuit will benefit from you having those records. Don’t forget to let a gym employee know about your injury.

After you’ve made sure you are alright, begin the crucial step of record keeping. You’ll want to take a photo of where the accident happened. Identifying information from witnesses is also very useful, as is interviewing them for their account of what happened.

Do not sign a waiver. If you already did, don’t worry, as there may be legal arguments your lawyer can make to overcome the waiver. We’ll talk more about why waivers can be dangerous below. And of course, do get in touch with a lawyer soon.

If you have any further questions about your case, or you believe you’ve been injured in a gym due to no fault of your own, please don’t hesitate to contact the dedicated legal team here at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC today. Our consultations are free, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by simply reaching out.

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