Dangers in the Gym
For many people, working out is an essential part of a healthy and happy existence. Exercise can help trim waistlines, improve athletic ability and appearance, and help significantly with mood enhancement. While exercise can be performed almost anywhere, many people opt to obtain a gym membership and exercise indoors with equipment provided for them. But without the proper caution, a trip to the gym can actually have the opposite effect you would expect. It can be hazardous to your health.
Individuals at the gym are in danger of:
- Slipping off of old treadmills
- Ripping muscles while lifting weights
- Pulling ligaments while doing intense stretches
- Picking up airborne diseases from unclean facilities
- Slipping on sweat filled floors that have not been frequently mopped
One of the perks of a gym is that the facility is already outfitted with numerous types of equipment for cardio training, muscle building, and stretching. But this equipment can result in serious injury when used improperly. The machines can also be of serious concern if they are not routinely inspected and updated for safety.
Many gyms try to save money by keeping pieces of equipment long past their expiration date. Treadmills that no longer have any tread for running or weightlifting equipment with broken adjustment handles are tell tale sings of dangerous devices and should be avoided completely.
If you have been injured by badly designed or maintained gym equipment, you may have grounds for legal action. Our Wausau premises liability attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
To get more information or to schedule an initial consultation, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.