There are two types of revolving doors you might come across in daily life, perhaps when entering a hospital, an office building or a shop of some kind. The first is purely mechanical and is operated by the user as they walk into it. All you have to do is push the door round to enter the building. The second is operated by sensor. It starts to move as you walk in and you simply have to remain within the designated area to walk around and inside the building. It will stop automatically if anyone stops in the doors.
The vast majority of revolving doors are perfectly safe to use at all times. However, there are still isolated revolving door accidents that may occur if the circumstances allow them to happen. For example the sensor on automatic doors may not work and someone could be hit by the door if they are not moving fast enough and it does not automatically stop. In another situation they might be broken or damaged in such a way that they should not be used at all. If they remain in use this could constitute negligence.
How serious might revolving door accidents be?
Imagine getting your fingers caught in a door of this type as you are using it. In another example the sensor may be broken and the door could continue to move even when someone is in the way and it should automatically stop. This could lead to trapped fingers or feet, or perhaps even someone being knocked over inside the doors.
As you can see, there are incidents in which people might potentially be injured in revolving door accidents. The key here is to work out whether someone was negligent in failing to maintain the doors, or to make them out-of-use if they were not working properly.
What should you do?
If you are involved in an accident of this type you may have several injuries that need medical attention. Reporting the accident to whomever is in charge of maintenance for the door is essential. At the very least it will prevent anyone else being injured in the way you have been.
Accident Advice Helpline can assess potential claims of this sort. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 and see whether you have a chance to make a no win, no fee** claim to seek compensation.
Category: Personal injury claims