If you own a car the chances are you will end up having to take it into a garage at one point or another. For example you might have to have tyres replaced, certain elements of the car replaced or repaired and of course there is the MOT to get done as well.
In this case you will need to find a local garage that offers a good friendly service so you can be confident the right things are done at the right time.
Of course the last thing you might expect would be to be injured in a garage. These can potentially be dangerous places which is why there are usually signs up saying that customers are not permitted to go beyond a certain point for safety reasons.
If there are no signs of this nature at the garage you go to and you are injured as a result, this could amount to negligence.
How might you be injured in a garage?
As we have already seen, there is a clear need for proper signs to be used at garages in these situations. For example you need to make sure you are safe to go to a garage of your choice to drop off and pick up your car at the appropriate times.
It is rare that you can wait while repairs or replacement parts are done, so you will usually return later.
There should be a safe place you can go to where you can speak to someone about your vehicle without going near the repair section of the garage. This area should also be safe and there should be a risk assessment that has been done that will identify any potential dangers that might be present in these cases.
Could you make a claim?
Accidents occur for all kinds of reasons but the main difference between one type of accident and another is whether or not anyone else was to blame. Sometimes things can happen that are simply accidents and are no one’s fault.
However if you were to trip on a potential hazard at a garage or you are injured by equipment because you were in an area you shouldn’t have gone to, you might be able to claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now – our number is free to call on: 0800 689 0500 to get more expert information.
Date Published: August 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen