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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal injury lawyer in Barrow-in-Furness

    Have you been hurt by an escalator or lift?

    As many shopping malls, hospitals and hotels all have lifts or escalators installed, many of us use them on a daily basis. Whilst they don’t normally cause injuries, in some instances an accident or injury can occur and people can suffer significant injuries.

    If for example, the lift you’re using isn’t working correctly, you may find that you get stuck between floors or that the doors open and close sporadically. If this is the case, you could be hurt whilst trying to enter or exit the lift. Similarly, if the electrics aren’t working properly, you may find that you suffer an injury when you try to open the doors or specify which floor you want to go to.

    Whilst escalators are meant to make it easier to get from one floor to another, there have been numerous reports of them causing accidents and injuries. Although people can easily slip or get caught on an escalator, sometimes it is a fault with an escalator which causes an unwanted incident.

    For example, if the escalator isn’t moving correctly, it may jerk causing people to tumble or fall down the steps. Similarly, if the escalators move too fast, people may find that they are unable to keep their balance and they could fall and suffer an injury.

    If the property owners have failed to ensure the safety of a lift or escalator and you’re hurt because of it, you could go on to make a successful compensation claim against them. If you can show that you weren’t responsible for your injuries, there’s a good chance that a personal injury lawyer in Barrow-in-Furness could assist you in making a claim.

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    Will I have to take out a loan to make a claim with a personal injury lawyer in Barrow-in-Furness?

    As some personal injury law firms charge expensive up-front fees, sometimes people do take out loans or even re-mortgage their properties in order to make a claim. However, if you want to make a claim with a personal injury lawyer in Barrow-in-Furness with no up-front fees, we can help.

    At Accident Advice Helpline we always offer our services on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means that if you make a claim with us, you won’t have to pay anything up-front at all so there will be no need to take out costly loans or re-mortgage your home.

    To find out more about making a claim with a personal injury lawyer in Barrow-in-Furness, why not contact us today? Our phone lines are open around the clock, so you can contact us whenever you need to.

    Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone. Ask the experts to help you claim the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: 30th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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