Many people take the elevator to save time, and to save their legs. While it might be easy to walk up a couple of flights of stairs, most people would opt to take the elevator if they had several floors to go up – or down, for that matter. It is only if you’ve tripped on an elevator that you may realise they can potentially be hazardous to use in isolated circumstances.
Perhaps the main reason why you might possibly trip in this situation would be if the lift did not stop at quite the right level to make the floors inside and outside even with each other. Thus, the lift itself would be a potential trip hazard – and possibly a severe one, too. This could potentially occur if the elevator is not calibrated properly.
What might the result of a trip be?
If you are not expecting to trip, you can be completely knocked off-balance when it actually happens. This means you might end up falling into or out of the elevator without having much time to put your hands out in front of you. You could strike something else, or even hit the floor and cause injuries to your knees, hands or even your head in this situation.
Needless to say, any such incident would potentially be quite dangerous. Concussion might potentially occur if you hit your head, while broken bones in your hands or wrists might also happen. Depending on the footwear you were wearing when you tripped on an elevator, you might even end up breaking one or more bones in your toes or feet.
How can you find out who was to blame?
The last thing you will be thinking about is getting evidence to make a compensation claim against those responsible. However, this is something the team at Accident Advice Helpline may be able to look into on your behalf.
It’s easy to learn whether this might be the case, too. You just have to call 0800 689 0500. That’s it – that will get you in a position to use our expertise and our no-obligation advice service. Our friendly advisors are here to assist you if they can. Of course, you could also try the quick test we have waiting for you on our website, which asks only the most vital questions to see whether you tripped on an elevator through negligence.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims