No one likes to get injured, especially when you are working out or doing something that’s supposed to be good for your health. Unfortunately, no matter how health-conscious you are, sometimes accidents happen and people do end up hurt.
But what happens if you are injured because of your fitness trainer? Suing your fitness trainer for injuries can be complicated and involve careful examination of the details of your injury. You will have to prove that your trainer caused your injury because of negligence. Elements considered to prove negligence include the following:
- Duty. You will have to prove that your trainer owed you a duty of care and breached that duty. This means that there was a relationship between the two of you that created your trainer’s obligation to maintain a standard of care.
- Breach. Was there a breach of that duty of care? If there was a breach that resulted in injury or if the trainer neglected to exercise reasonable care, he or she would be considered negligent.
- Causation. You will have to show cause and prove that you suffered as a result of the injury. This can become more complicated than it seems, especially if you neglect to let your trainer know your limitations before you begin training.
- Damages. Finally, you will need to show that you suffered an injury because of the trainer’s negligence, that is compensable. Damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, and even pain and suffering.
For the most part, accidents and injuries that happen to someone because of another person’s negligence, qualify for a lawsuit. For instance, if you have a back injury and your fitness trainer ignores the injury and advises you to continue to participate in activities that make your injury worse, you may be able to sue for damages.
On the other hand, if you have limitations before you work out and fail to inform the trainer ahead of time, the trainer will likely not be held responsible for any injuries that happen as a result. Determining whether you have a case and the best way to move forward can be difficult and requires a strong legal team on your side throughout the process.
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