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Exercise equipment Injuries Up 45%

Exercise equipment Injuries are a real risk for people
seeking fitness at a home or gym. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission there were
1500
visits to the emergency room from gym fitness equipment related accidents

and 50,000 visits from home fitness equipment related accidents in 2009.
Injuries
caused by exercise and exercise equipment increased almost 45 percent between
2007 and 2010, according to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System
(NEISS).

Treadmills
are the most common cause of injury
causing falling and
tripping injuries each year. Treadmills can be dangerous to people of all ages
but it should be noted that in 2010 there were more than 10,000 treadmill
injuries to children under the age of 4. This suggests that parents with home
gyms need to be careful to keep rooms with treadmills inaccessible to little
ones. Between 2005 and 2008 almost 42,000 treadmills were recalled due to
various malfunctions.

Weight lifting machines account for over 79,000 exercise
equipment accidents each year. Some of these accidents are due to errors in
usage but design flaws could also be a factor.

A products liability lawyer can help
you determine if you were injured due to a defective product and fight to get
you the compensation you deserve.

Common Exercise
Equipment Injuries

  • muscle pulls and strains
  • sprained or broken ankles
  • shoulder injuries
  • fractured arms and legs
  • knee injuries
  • shin splints
  • fingertip amputations
  • tendonitis
  • wrist sprain or dislocation

Many gym equipment related injuries occur due to distraction
from headphones, cell phones or reading. Working out too hard or too soon after
a period of inactivity or not being properly familiar with new equipment also
increases injuries. The most common causes of exercise equipment injuries are by
customer misuse including bad posture, lifting weights beyond their physical
capacity, or other poor techniques.

Personal trainers oversee technique and therefore reduce the
risk of exercise equipment injuries. Many gyms offer a free personal training or
orientation session for new members to help familiarize them with the
equipment. A lot of gyms also provide a complete fitness and health evaluation
to assess their client’s readiness for working out. Men over the age of 50 tend
to be the least aware of their health issues and can therefore push themselves
too hard. A fitness evaluation can help personal trainers tailor exercise
programs to particular needs and goals. In addition to testing and preparing
individuals, convenient holders for phones, magazines and water bottles on
exercise equipment can help to prevent fitness injuries.

If you were injured in an exercise equipment accident you
may want the help of a products liability lawyer to help you determine if a
design flaw caused your accident.

If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, you have
enough to deal with. Let an experienced accident
attorney
fight for the full compensation that you deserve. It is not
uncommon to receive a settlement from the insurance company that is five to ten
times bigger with the help of a lawyer. Call the caring accident attorneys at Tario &
Associates, P.S
. today for a FREE consultation! You will pay nothing up
front and no attorney fees at all unless we recover damages for you!

Injuries
caused by exercise and exercise equipment increased almost 45 percent between
2007 and 2010, according to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System
(NEISS).

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