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Prevent Sports Injuries If You’re New to Working Out

New Year, new you? If you’ve made fitness your goal for 2024 and you’ve taken up a new exercise or sports regimen as part of that resolution, it’s important to stay safe. Sports injuries can include serious head injuries, spinal cord trauma, broken bones, sprains and strains, and other serious injuries that can affect not only your love of sports but also your ability to earn an income.

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If you’ve suffered a sports injury and suspect that faulty workout equipment or a negligent facility is at least partly responsible, find out if you have the right to seek compensation. Contact the family-based law team at Flaxman Law Group to set up a free consultation with a Hollywood personal injury lawyer.

Preventing Sports Injuries

Here are ways to go the distance and to reduce the risk that a sports injury will sideline you:

  • Talk to a doctor first. Before you start any workout program or new sport, talk to your doctor. He or she can tell you what injuries to look out for and can help you avoid some injuries, based on your medical condition.
  • Ease into it. Even once you get the all-clear from your doctor, start slow. Always warm up before exercising and start with gentler, easier workouts or practice sessions.
  • Wear the right clothing. Supportive shoes and comfortable clothing that allows easy movement can help you reduce the risk of some trip and fall injuries.
  • Learn the ropes first. Many injuries in sports and exercise happen because of bad form or the wrong technique, which can put undue pressure on muscles, bones, and tendons. Always get professional help on how to play a sport safely or complete exercises safely. An instructor or coach can help.
  • Check your equipment. If you wear safety gear for a contact sport or are working out on machines or using any equipment at all in your fitness journey, check for wear and tear regularly. Check to see if the equipment has ever been recalled and always make sure you use the items correctly.
  • When playing sports, play at your level. Playing with more advanced athletes increases the chances you’ll get hurt.
  • Check your workout or sports area. Report any spills or tripping hazards to the facility or gym owner. Report any uneven fields or surfaces to the property owner. Do not workout or play sports in any areas that aren’t correctly maintained.

What To Do If You’re Injured

When you suffer a sports injury, your first priority is to seek a medical evaluation. This is especially the case if there’s any chance you may have suffered a concussion or other head injury.

After that, you will want to consider how to protect your rights, especially any right you might have to get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other needs.

To find out more, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to speak to a live person 24/7 who can schedule a free, no obligation consultation with a Hollywood sports injury attorney who can answer your questions. Or you can contact us online or email accident attorney Charles Flaxman directly at cFlaxman@Flaxmanlaw.com. Our family-based team can help you understand your rights.

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