Automatic doors are a great addition to our society in many ways. They can be practical and can help people move through doorways without having to manage the alternative – big heavy doors that are cumbersome and difficult to open. For the most part you shouldn’t have to adjust or move automatic doors at all, because they should be set to open for you.
Injuries from automatic doors can still potentially occur if the situation allows it. For example there can be the potential for someone to get trapped in these doors if they close on them. In this case the fault may potentially lie with the business that installed the doors, if they are faulty or if they were not maintained in a proper manner.
Examples of injuries from automatic doors
In these cases – rare though they are – there are incidents that may occur where people sustain injuries because they are hit by automatic doors closing on them when they should not do so. If this happens with force or the doors fail to open when they hit the person, the injuries can indeed be painful.
For example someone might suffer bruising to their arms or legs, or possibly to their hips or back. A lot will depend on the position the person is in when the doors hit them, and whether they are carrying anything that might potentially get in the way and minimise their injuries.
Knowing what to do next
In these situations it is possible those injuries could be problematic. Even if the person recovers from those injuries in due course, they would not have suffered from them in the first place if the doors had been working properly. As such they may go through an experience that should not have happened and should reasonably have been prevented. In isolated cases someone may have had health problems before the accident occurred, and these problems could potentially have been made worse by the accident.
In any event, if injuries from automatic doors have cropped up in your life in the last three years, you should make sure you have access to no-obligation legal advice today. Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you in that respect. Just call today on 0800 689 0500 – it is completely free to make that call and it could be a good one to make.
Category: Personal injury claims