Lift and escalator accidents
If you have been unfortunate enough to be injured whilst using a lift or an escalator then Accident Advice Helpline solicitors in Whitchurch may be able to help you make a claim for financial compensation.
Lift and escalator accidents can occur in a variety of places, from shopping centres to educational facilities and work places. Regardless of where you have been injured, if the accident in question was not your fault then our solicitors in Whitchurch will be able to help you make a claim. All we need to be sure of is that the accident itself occurred within the last three years as there are strict legal time limits imposed on how long you have to initiate a claim.
Causes of accidents
Thankfully accidents in lifts or on escalators are relatively rare; however, our team of solicitors in Whitchurch have worked on a number of cases over the years.
Such cases have usually involved injuries caused as a result of:
- Lift doors closing on people, either causing crush injuries or finger amputations
- Lifts stopping between floors and passengers tripping or falling as they exit
- Lifts randomly stopping which creates a jerking movement, thus causing passengers to fall or experience whiplash related injuries
- Lifts falling down lift shafts (although thankfully, this is exceptionally rare)
In terms of escalator injuries most of the time our solicitors in Whitchurch have had to admit that the accident caused was often the fault of the person seeking to make a claim. For example, one individual contacted us after they broke their arm on an escalator. After discussion with the potential client it became clear they fell because they had been sending a text on the escalator and were therefore unaware when they had reached the top. This caused them to fall, and that is how they obtained their injury.
However, that is not to say that our solicitors in Whitchurch will not be able to help you if your injury was caused as a result of an accident on an escalator. If you have been injured, for example, because the emergency stop mechanism failed, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Contact us today for more information.
Find out if you could make a claim with our solicitors in Whitchurch
Our solicitors in Whitchurch are able to work on any type of case, and any form of personal injury. The only thing that is likely to stop us from being able to take on your case is if you do not meet the legal criteria. In order to see for yourself if you are legally eligible to make a claim based on your own specific circumstances you can take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test today. This will also give you a good indication of how much financial compensation you can hope to receive if your case is a success.
Date Published: 18th May 2014
Author: David Brown