While health clubs, gyms and  fitness centers, are a destination for fitness enthusiasts they are also often times a cause of serious and permanent injuries. In many instances serious injuries are caused by gym owner and operator negligence.  If you have suffered injuries while in a Fitness Center, or Gym contact our Fitness Center Accident Lawyers to schedule a free consultation.

Health Club Safety: What you need to know

Health clubs like any other establishment owe their patrons a reasonable duty of care to make sure the property is free from not only defective conditions, but also dangerous conditions on the property. Health club owners are required not only to inspect for such issues but to also warn customers. Failure to provide adequate warnings hold health club owners liable for injuries. Other liability can be due improper space between equipment, failure to inspect equipment or unsanitary conditions at the facility.

Health Club Waivers and Right to File a Lawsuit for Injuries

Many health clubs have mandatory waivers which are required to be signed before membership becomes effective or before your membership can become active. Although such waivers can reduce the liability they are not absolute. Such waivers do not work to absolve the health club owner of all liability. Waivers are often times found to be invalid or improper when dealing with limiting liability. Courts can at their discretion invalidate waivers depending on the language and type of harm suffered by the harmed party. It is important to consult with the athletic club injury lawyers at Downtown LA Law to determine if you have a case.

Generally, such harm is brought under a negligence theory of recovery. In order to bring a cause of action under negligence it is required to show that the health club owed a duty to the harmed party, that they breached that duty, the harm suffered was caused by the health club owner and that the party suffered damages. In order to determine whether your injuries are recoverable we recommend you contact the health club injury attorneys at Downtown LA Law for a free case evaluation.

Common Health Club Injuries

Health club injuries are numerous and can include:

  • Broken nose
  • Fractured bones
  • Treadmill injuries
  • Broken arm
  • Injury due to improperly securing weights
  • Weight related injuries
  • Resistance band snapping or breaking
  • Wrist injuries
  • Toe injuries
  • Finger Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Chest trauma – resulting in Pulmonary injury to the lungs and sternal fractures

List of California Area Health Clubs

  • La Fitness
  • Equinox
  • Sports Club
  • Bally’s Total Fitness
  • Spectrum Health Club
  • 360 Health Club
  • 24 Hour Fitness

Lawsuit for Skin infections from Gyms / health clubs / fitness centers

Exercise Machine Defects Resulting In significant InjurySkin infections are common at athletic clubs and usually spread instantly due to unsanitary conditions particularly in densely moist areas including locker rooms, shower rooms, steam rooms, saunas and swimming pool facilities. Such infections can also occur after contact with unclean equipment. Gyms are required to keep such areas clean to avoid not only the spread of infection, but also as a preventative measure. Skin infections from athletic clubs, gyms or health clubs are both unhealthy and can cause mild to serious injuries. Such injuries can cause loss of earnings, work, discomfort, pain and suffering and other harm. Injuries attributed to skin infections can include minor discoloration to serious. Of the types of skin infections which are related to gym use the five most prevalent include:

  • Acne Mechanica;
  • Blisters;
  • Turf Burns/Road Rash;
  • Fungus Athlete’s Foot;
  • Indoor Training.

If you have any of the above conditions and you feel that they were caused by physical contact with unsanitary equipment at your health club, athletic club or gym then we recommend you contact the athletic club injury attorneys at Downtown LA Law for a free case evaluation.

Time Period to File a Lawsuit: The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is based on the jurisdiction where the accident took place. For example the statute of limitations in the State of California is two years form the date the injury. For a list of statute of limitations for all jurisdictions in the United States see here.

Our Premises Liability Lawyers Can Help

The gym injury attorneys at Downtown LA Law can offer you a free case evaluation and determine what the best road of recovery can be. Call our toll free number today at 855-DTLALAW to see if you are entitled to recovery. Our knowledgeable staff can offer you the proper advice to determine the best road to recovery. Our consultation is absolutely free and if we work on a contingency fee basis. No recovery no fee, Se Habla Espanol!