Personal injuries occur all the time. There are numerous ways in which a person can attain an injury. Here are just a few of many types of personal injuries: – Slip and Fall – Pharmaceutical Negligence/Malpractice – Medical Malpractice – Animal Bites – Car Accidents – Defective Products – Premises Liability – Gun Accidents – […]
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WHY DON’T HEALTH CLUB MEMBERS SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM AN ATTORNEY WHEN THEY ARE INJURED IN THE GYM? I have discussed before the number of injuries that are reported in regards to health club and fitness facility injuries. But for all the injuries that get reported, there is a reverse side to this issue – the […]
HEALTH CLUBS: A MINEFIELD OF POTENTIAL INJURIES Health club owners and managers must understand that they need to be highly tuned in to all aspects of the club’s operation because there are so many potential legal issues involved. Having previously worked in the healthcare field for 13 years, I saw many incidents occur that could […]
Health Club Owners: Know Who You Are Hiring! Health clubs, fitness centers, and even smaller gyms usually include both employees (those who are paid by, and under the direction and control of their employer), and independent contractors (those who are usually paid on a non-salary, set compensation basis, and not under the direction of an […]
Waivers of Liability – (Release of Responsibility) Members of fitness centers are all familiar with the part of their contract that says that the gym, gym staff, etc., are not liable for injuries sustained by members. So, the average gym member assumes that the Waiver is ironclad, and that they have no legal options against […]
There are 30,500 gyms and health clubs currently doing business in the United States. Approximately 58,000,000 health club members engage in some form of exercise within those U.S. gyms and health clubs annually. Most gyms provide free weights, exercise machines, various aerobic equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes, as well as locker […]