Nobody likes getting up in the morning to go to work, much less if they need to walk in the cold to the train station. Train stations can be quite dangerous at times if the correct measures are not taken by those who work there. Proper maintenance of the necessary facilities is a top priority and this includes the railway track itself, the platform, warning signs in relevant areas, stairways and lifts. Lifts can pose serious risks to the health of those using them if they aren’t correctly maintained.
Getting injured in a train station lift might not be as common as accidents suffered by motorists, but injuries are often sustained in lifts. Both the train station and the manufacturer of the lift make themselves prone to being sued when faulty lifts are operated in public.
How can you get injured in a train station lift?
- Slipping on a wet lift floor. If the floor inside the lift is wet, it’s the responsibility of the train station to either put a sign alerting commuters to the slippery nature of the floor or dry it so that people don’t slip and hurt themselves.
- Being trapped can cause psychological injuries. Although one would have to be trapped inside of a lift for several hours or have a fear of being trapped in small, confined spaces, it is the train station’s responsibility to ensure that people are never trapped anywhere inside their terminal.
- If a lift breaks down it can cause whiplash. Should a lift break down, it could cause commuters to suffer severe whiplash as a result which is very dangerous for the spinal cord.
- Fires can break out if there are faulty wires in and around the lift and this is anyone’s worst nightmare: being trapped in a metal box while it’s on fire. Skin grafts can be required to repair damaged skin and that is hugely painful.
Have you suffered an injury in a lift at a train station?
At Accident Advice Helpline, we strive to, firstly, provide the requisite advice to help you avoid trouble but when the negligence of others renders this redundant, we aim to help you claim compensation for any injuries you might suffer as a result. We have over 16 years of experience as personal injury specialists and can help you if you’ve been injured. Call our 24/7 helpline for advice on your claim by calling 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or you can take our 30-second test.
Date Published: February 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice