Personal Trainer Negligence and Injury Lawyers
My eye, my eye your client says as the resistance band
just broke and hit her in the eye. I can’t
believe this just happened, don’t you have safe equipment for us to use? I’m going to sue you! Next thing you know, you’re in a court room getting
sued and your client is getting $250,000 dollars because she hired the best
personal injury lawyer she could find. This
is probably the worst thing you can hear as a personal trainer and as it may be
a rare occurrence it could happen to you.
When I was training at club “x”, this example actually
happened at one of their corporate clubs and I believe it cost them a million
dollars. Remember that all states are different and you might be breaking a law by training outside at the park and your client gets injured which leads them to sue you. All they would have to do is get online and look up "Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer" for example and put a case together against you. It would be sad if this happened to you, since all you were trying to do is help them achieve their fitness goals.
As a personal trainer, you should always be prepared and
write out your client’s program and only perform exercises that are safe based
on their abilities. If you were to get
sued, you would be able to prove which exercises you had them perform and
why. I know that injuries can occur at
any time but if you’re training by the books and watching the client’s form,
then you should have nothing to worry about.
I myself have been in a couple situations where I have had clients get injured
and one in particular really scared me. It
was a warm day outside and the client knew he didn’t feel well, so we decided
to call off the session but before we could he passed out. A moment later he woke up and felt fine but
that situation was still scary. Even
though he knew he shouldn’t have been working out and he didn’t tell me that he
was dehydrated and lacked sleep, he could have called the best personal injury
lawyer in town and tried to sue me.
One suggestion that I would make is to have personal
trainer insurance just in case an issue like this happened and you found yourself
being sued. You can purchase personal
trainer insurance from the Philadelphia insurance company.
Just remember that a
client can get injured at any moment, whether you’re training outdoors or
indoors and you should always inspect your equipment, training surface, etc.…
to make sure there is nothing that could cause an injury.
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