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Every weekend millions of people throughout the country descend upon shopping centres and malls. Whether they’re shopping for household goods, food items, clothing or simply browsing, these centres are often full to bursting on busy Saturday afternoons.
Although every centre is different and has its own unique personality, the one thing that the vast majority have in common is the use of escalators as a way of ascending and descending the various floors.
As you may be aware, the responsibility for the safe operation of these escalators falls onto the owners and managers of the shopping centres and therefore if you have been involved in an accident on an escalator, you have the right to make a claim for compensation which you can do by contacting no win no fee* solicitors in Taunton Deane.
Escalators work on a conveyor system which means they are in a constant state of movement. Passengers have to choose when to get on and get off them and have responsibility for their own safety as they do so. This means that in many cases, if an accident were to happen it would be the responsibility of the person involved in the accident.
Compensation sought by no win no fee* Taunton Deane solicitors may only be awarded if it can be shown that the accident which caused the injuries was the fault of a third party.Open Claim Calculator
Therefore, if the person injured had an accident because they chose to jump onto the moving escalators, there is no case to answer because the liability for the accident lies with them.
However, if a person became injured because their shoelace became trapped in the escalator and an emergency brake was pushed but did not work as it should have done, there may be a case to answer and no win no fee* Taunton Deane solicitors could seek compensation on your behalf.
A thirty second test from Accident Advice Helpline could quickly establish whether you are entitled to make a claim for your injuries.
Seeking Compensation through No Win No Fee* Taunton Deane Solicitors
Whenever you enter a public building, the owners and people employed at that public building have a responsibility to your safety. This is known as a duty of care and as part of it, the owners of the building and their employees must ensure that they take any and all reasonable steps to safeguard public health. This means ensuring that all equipment, including escalators, are fit for purpose, in full working order and regularly maintained.
Should they fail in this duty of care, a member of the public could become seriously injured, and it is the opinion of no win no fee* Taunton Deane solicitors that if you have been injured in an accident which you did not cause, you should not have to suffer. Compensation could give you the financial security you need as you recuperate from your injuries.