Have you experienced a Chorley accident whilst in a lift or elevator?
In order to prevent people having to walk up numerous flights of stairs, and to provide access to wheelchair users, many larger buildings have lifts installed. If you work in a large office building, you may find that you need to use the lift regularly in order to access your offices.
Similarly, if you live near a shopping mall or retail outlet, you may use lifts in order to get around and visit the stores you want to.
In fact, lifts are so commonplace that most people don’t think twice about using them. Whilst they are extremely convenient, they can be somewhat dangerous if things go wrong. When a lift stops working, it will generally simply stop between floors. Whilst this can be frustrating for those trapped inside, it isn’t usually too dangerous. In most instances, the lift can be moved and the doors opened manually to allow people to exit the lift.
Advice on claiming if an accident occurs
However, if maintenance staff are unable to secure the lift, they may be unable to get people out safely. If the lift isn’t stabilised, there could be a risk of it dropping suddenly. If this were to occur, anyone stuck inside the lift could suffer a serious injury or a Chorley accident.
Although not as dangerous, many people suffer injuries because of lift doors which fail to work properly. If a lift door closes with too much force or too quickly, it could cause a Chorley accident if it were to hit or strike someone.
If you’ve experienced a Chorley accident whilst using a lift, you may be able to make a claim against the manufacturers or the owners of the relevant building. If for example, you were injured or experienced a Chorley accident in a lift at work, you could potentially make a compensation claim against your employers.
Similarly, if a Chorley accident occurred at a lift in a shopping mall, you could make a claim against them for the harm that you’ve suffered.
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Although you will need to show that the Chorley accident wasn’t your fault in order to make a successful claim, this shouldn’t be too hard to do if the incident actually occurred within the lift.
As most companies now place CCTV cameras in their lifts, it’s likely that the Chorley accident will be caught on camera which could help you when it comes to making your claim.
If you’ve been hurt or you’ve experienced a Chorley accident which wasn’t your fault, why not contact us to find out more about obtaining compensation for your injuries? We’ll be happy to help and we’ll even offer free no obligation advice so you can find out anything you need to without paying any legal bills.
Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to talk to a member of our team today.