Our Areas of Practice
We focus our firm’s resources on handling personal injury matters for clients who have been seriously injured in Florida accidents.
- Personal Injury
- Auto Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Car Accidents
- Managed Care/HMO Abuse
- Mass Torts
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Serious Accidents
- Ankle Injuries
- Bone Fractures
- Burn Injuries
- Construction Accidents
- CrossFit Injury
- Elbow Injuries
- Eye Injuries
- Farm Injuries
- Gym Injuries / Negligent Personal Training
- Herniated Discs
- Improperly Marked Construction Zones
- Knee Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Wrist Injuries
- Wrongful Death
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Miami Gym Injury Lawyers
Gyms, fitness centers, and personal trainers are supposed to help people improve their health and fitness. Since workout machines and techniques can pose dangers if they are used incorrectly, however, it is important for trainers and other experts to provide competent and responsible help. When this responsibility is not met, it can result in serious accidents and injuries.
At the law firm of Ferrer Shane, our lawyers have extensive experience handling personal injury claims in Florida. Our firm will file a claim on your behalf to help you obtain monetary compensation for your medical treatment, lost wages, and other expenses related to your accident. The first step to getting the compensation you need is to talk with an attorney.
Contact us at Ferrer Shane to schedule a free initial consultation about a gym injury caused by negligent personal training. Call our office in Miami at 305-262-2728 or toll free at 888-609-5947 to make an appointment.
Miami Gym Injury Attorneys
If a personal trainer instructed you to use a machine incorrectly or had you attempt exercises for which you were not physically ready to perform, this is an example of negligence. If you suffered physical harm as a result of this negligence, you may be able to file a claim for medical expenses and lost wages that have resulted from your injuries.
CrossFit is an exercise program that emphasizes functional movements: pushups, sit-ups, chin-ups, Olympic-style weightlifting, running, rowing, jumping rope and more. CrossFit takes its name from cross-training. Participants do a different timed or scored workout of the day (WOD), which varies on a day-to-day basis.
Many people love CrossFit for its intensity, relatively brief workouts, varied movements, and overall improvement to personal health and fitness. But, like any exercise program, CrossFit has its risks.
CrossFit Red Flags
Here are a few red flags to be aware of if you’re participating in CrossFit:
- An uncertified and/or inexperienced trainer. Even certified CrossFit trainers are not necessarily experienced, as CrossFit certification generally takes a weekend. This can mean trouble for those participating in a rigorous CrossFit WOD, especially beginners, without proper guidance.
- Chronic (or acute) pain in your muscles, joints, or tendons. See a health care professional if you’re having pain that won’t go away, which could indicate any number of health problems, including rhabdomyolysis. This severe condition causes kidney damage from muscle breakdown.
- A focus on quantity over quality. Good form is the most important part of any exercise program. Poor form, whether in lifting weights or in running, can cause injury. Unfortunately, it’s an “every rep counts” atmosphere at many Florida CrossFit gyms. At these gyms (or “boxes”), it’s quantity over quality, speed over technique.
In CrossFit, load and intensity is “scaled”: An inexperienced participant might scale down, whereas an experienced participant might scale up. It’s up to you to take responsibility for the exercises you’re doing. But it’s also up to the CrossFit trainer to give proper guidance and instruction.
Contact our Gym Accidents Attorney
If you have been harmed by negligent personal training or another type of accident at the gym in Miami, contact the personal injury lawyers at Ferrer Shane, PL. Schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case by calling us at 305-262-2728 or toll free at 888-609-5947.