Lifts are a common part of our lives and we often use them without considering any sort of risk. However, either through poor maintenance, or neglect, a lift can suffer a malfunction and may cause harm to the occupants. If you have been injured due to a faulty lift, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
YouClaim can help you take legal action against those responsible for your injuries. Our dedicated solicitors have years of experience dealing with specialist claims and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation call 0800 10 757 95 or fill in an online enquiry form for a callback.
Injuries in a lift can occur for a variety of reasons. Previous clients have commonly been involved in a lift accident due to a lack of maintenance and safety checks, or lift shaft falls.
In public places such as schools, supermarkets, shopping centres, apartment buildings or hotels, certain standards of checks, safety and maintenance is to be expected in all lifts and elevators:
The person inspecting a lift is legally obliged to inform the owner if they detect any fault. If a problem is detected, the duty holder should immediately take the life out of action until the fault had been rectified. Should a lift become unsafe either through inaction or poor maintenance, then this could lead to serious injury. When injury happens, the management of the lift or public place are then liable for the accident, and are responsible for paying out compensation to injured parties.
Empty lift shafts is a rare occurrence, however when it does happen it can lead to a serious injury, sometimes even fatal. The fault can either be negligence to maintenance or could be the owners fault for failing to prevent an accident such as safety guards. A number of things could happen causing the lift to fall, but as owner of the elevator, injured parties can claim compensation against the management of the lift for failing to provide a safe and secure service.
Although lift accidents are rare, they can potentially cause severe psychological and physical injuries.
If you have been adversely affected because of a poorly maintained or faulty lift, either in a shopping centre, leisure centre, public park, flat building, hotel or place of work, contact us to find out if you are entitled to compensation.
To find out if you can make a lift accident compensation claim, contact our specialist solicitors on 0800 10 757 95 and our team of legal advisors will be happy to advise you. Alternatively, fill in the form here and we can call you back.
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