Each year, fitness centers see an increase in members in the month of January.  People begin the new year with resolutions to get in shape and fitness centers tend to offer special pricing and discounted packages to draw more people in. Although fitness centers see an increase in members in the month of January, they may also see an increase in injuries.

If you have been injured at a fitness center, you may be able to file a premise liability or personal injury claim.  Fitness centers may be liable for your injuries if it is found that they were negligent.

It is a fitness center’s duty to provide a safe environment for its members.  Typically, the most common claim filed against them is a slip and fall claim.  Falls happen due to wet or dangerous surfaces at fitness centers.  A fitness center can be held responsible only if they neglected to address or fix the unsafe condition.  

For example: If someone spills water on the floor and notifies the center.  The center fails to clean up the floor and a member slips and gets injured.  This could entitle the member to file a claim against them.

Injuries at fitness centers are more common than you may think.  Members push themselves too much and also misuse weight equipment, ultimately injuring themselves.   Try not to push yourself too much too soon and ask for a demonstration from staff if you are unsure how to use certain equipment. It is better to start out slow and safe to ensure your good health for the year to come.  

Recovering compensation after an injury.

It is a property owner’s responsibility to keep their premises safe at all times.  If you were injured at a fitness center due to a neglected premise or defective equipment, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Berger and Green at 412-661-1400 for a free no obligation consultation.

Source:  Unlock the Law, “Injured at the gym? You could make a personal injury claim”