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Old 01-31-2012, 01:08 PM   #1
Dan L Miller
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injuries for waiver

my lawyer told me that he needs a compiled list of all possible injuries with crossfit to put on my waiver. that way if someone cracks there skull it was covered as a possibility on the waiver. Does anyone have a list of injuries I got some of the major ones but i am running out of ideas. thanks
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:18 PM   #2
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Re: injuries for waiver

I'm a PA/NJ attorney, and not being able to talk specifically about MI law, that would always be a good idea.

Off the top of my head (and this can happen at *any* exercise facility, not specific to crossfit):

1) sprain ankle/knee/etc from running during WOD
2) dropping of weight on foot/leg/head
3) dropping of bar bell on foot/leg/head
4) collision with pedestrian/car while running during WOD
5) injury due to equipment breaking
6) sprain/tear/dislocate (insert body part here) from lifting
7) trip/fall on broken/loose sidewalk/pavement from running during WOD

As good as a liability waiver is, it is no substitute for full coverage liability insurance. A waiver is not a magic tailsman that will prevent someone from suing, but will greatly help in getting any lawsuit being dismissed.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:38 PM   #3
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Re: injuries for waiver

Rhabdo.

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Old 02-01-2012, 05:33 AM   #4
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Re: injuries for waiver

Falling off the rope
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:52 AM   #5
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Re: injuries for waiver

Wrist injuries from losing grip and falling off pullup bars..
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:41 PM   #6
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Re: injuries for waiver

It seems to me your lawyer is looking to cover his a** not yours. There is no limit to the number and types of injuries that someone could sustain, including some never seen before. Do not underestimate the potential for clients to injure themselves in truly creative and novel fashion. If you let your lawyer continue on this path his document will serve to scare away clients without actually protecting you or informing the client. But he'll be safe from malpractice; he'll just claim you didn't tell him about injury XYZ.

The phrase he needs is, "including but not limited to".
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:54 PM   #7
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Re: injuries for waiver

"Murphy's Law"
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #8
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Re: injuries for waiver

When I draft liability waivers, I do not list any specific ills that can happen to someone. I do get a little more specific when I list what encompasses the gym's facility, i.e. I make sure that it includes any common areas, hallways, stairs, etc. (sidewalks, driveways - if stuff is done outside).
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #9
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Waiver Samples

Does anyone have sample of a waiver they are willing to share. We are a new affiliate and are working with our attorney - but to have a sample or two to start would be helpful
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:54 AM   #10
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Re: injuries for waiver

Would anyone be willing to share their waiver with me? I am trying to work out of my garage and just want to feel secure. Ramouni27@gmail.com
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