Going to the gym is about self-improvement. Getting stronger, increasing endurance, and making yourself healthier. Sometimes, however, things can go wrong with equipment or technique and the complete reverse could happen. Instead of another step on the road to better health you end up sent off a cliff into pain and injury. When that happens you need to concentrate on recovery and, if what happened was outside your control, you need to consider your legal options.
As with many physical activities like sports or other recreation going to the gym comes part and parcel with a legal principle called voluntary assumption of risk. What that means is if you start lifting weights or swimming in the pool or whatever you choose, you willingly assume personal responsibility for injuries that may reasonably occur during that activity. It could be as simple as having proper form when using barbells or knowing how to swim. In cases like these the liability of the gym or another person becomes difficult to prove.
There are situations, however, where a gym could be found at fault for your injury and these need to be considered. If you are injured through poorly maintained or malfunctioning equipment the gym could certainly be found liable. Other poor maintenance like slippery surfaces that caused you to fall or heavy objects that ended up falling on you are cause to take legal action as well. There are other possibilities as well, such as a failure to secure your well-being against other patrons who they knew to be violent or injury as a direct result of their employees’ incorrect advice.
If you’ve been injured at the gym through no fault of your own you need to take legal action to ensure recompense for your suffering. Call Conte & Associates at 1-877-614-0008. Based in Vaughan and Whitby, Conte & Associates works with clients in Whitby/Oshawa, and in the following cities in Ontario: Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Newcastle, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Belleville, and Peterborough.