People attend a kettlebell class to increase fitness and strength and it can be an effective exercise for achieving this. Taking part in a class you may expect to gain professional advice, guidance and personal training to use this equipment safely and effectively in your work out. However accidents still happen in gyms and an accident in a kettlebell class can happen if the trainer or gym management have not set up the class and training properly.
The dangers of kettlebell weights
Kettlebells can be dangerous if used incorrectly as they can put strain on the shoulders and back and cause long-term injury if they are not used with proper training. The use of weights in an exercise class can be a hazard and has the potential to cause serious injury if not used professionally and carefully. Some swings or lifts of kettlebells can be of particular concern and if not done in a safe environment can cause serious injury. For instance if a kettlebell is accidentally thrown in an area with a lot of people moving around and nearby then they could easily become hurt if they get hit. Serious head injuries can be sustained by this weight as well as injuries to other parts of the body and broken bones and sprains from falls.
Accidents because of unqualified trainers
An accident in a kettlebell class is more likely to happen if the trainer is not qualified or provides unsafe advice to members of the class. If there is not enough space for a swing or lift to occur they should not advise members to do so and they should be aware of other risks involved in using these weights in exercise. If they are dropped or thrown they can easily cause injuries and so proper training and supervision from a professional trainer is required for safe use in classes.
If you are injured in a kettlebell class then you may be able to claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim for injuries as a result of a kettlebell accident. The accident may have been the result of an unqualified trainer or it may be negligence on the part of the gym or organisation. If it was not your fault then you should get in contact with us on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your case.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas