Preventing Gym Accidents

People join gyms because they want to lose weight, gain muscle, and live generally healthier lives. It is somewhat ironic, then, when this leads to injuries which can impact the victim’s quality of life. While many people assume that those who suffer gym injuries are to blame, this often not the case. Gym operators have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which to work out, and manufacturers of gym equipment have a responsibility to manufacture safe products.

If you or someone you love has been injured at a gym, you may not be at fault. To learn more about how the Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. can help you, contact us today by calling 800-763-0964.

Gym Safety Tips

Gyms can be naturally dangerous places, because of the heavy equipment, complex machines, and often inattentive exercisers. By following these simple safety tips, you can drastically reduce your chances of being injured in an exercise-related accident:

  • Always stretch before exercising, as this can greatly reduce your chance of injury.
  • Never lift weights without a spotter. A spotter can help you if you try to lift too much weight.
  • Make sure you are familiar with all the safety instructions before using a given machine.
  • Do not push yourself past your limits. Know how much you can do, and don’t overload yourself to the point that it’s a liability.

It is important to remember that, while these tips can help prevent you from injuring yourself during a workout, they cannot prevent all injuries. Poorly maintained or designed equipment, slippery surfaces, and unhygienic facilities can all be responsible for injuries, and you shouldn’t be held responsible for them.

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If you’ve been injured at the gym, the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally may be able to help you. Contact us today by calling 800-763-0964.

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