Escalators, lifts and automated gates and doors can cause serious injury if they’ve been incorrectly fitted or poorly maintained.
If you’ve been injured while on an escalator, in a lift or passing through automated doors or gates and the incident wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Damages you can typically claim for include:
- medical expenses you've already incurred
- future costs associated with medical consultations and treatment
- past and future loss of earnings
- general damages for pain and suffering.
At DSC Attorneys, we have extensive experience in the specialist domain of personal injury law and litigation. Our team of medico-legal experts can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
We offer a free initial consultation and work on a "no win, no fee" basis.
What to do after being injured by a lift, gate or automatic door
If you’re injured by defective or malfunctioning equipment, your first priority should be to get proper medical attention. Then, once you're able to do so, it’s essential to gather as much information as possible to support your claim.
If you intend claiming for expenses, it’s vital that you retain all receipts pertaining to the injury. All personal injury claims have to be made within a strict time limit, so it’s also crucial that you seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Other measures that can increase your chances of a successful personal injury claim include:
- alerting the owner to the incident
- making detailed notes of the cause of the accident
- taking the names and contact details of any witnesses
- if possible, capturing the scene of the accident on camera.
Why you need a specialist personal injury lawyer
Proving liability in personal injury cases can be complex and time consuming.
Legal expertise is required to determine the merits of a case and to present the case properly. Independent experts may have to be called in to verify the exact cause of an accident if mechanical failure is implicated. Witnesses have to be questioned and the safety record of the owner must be reviewed.
As a specialist personal injury law firm, DSC Attorneys has the expertise to deal with all aspects of personal injury claims, professionally and efficiently.
An added advantage for our clients is that DSC Attorneys operates on a no-win, no-fee basis.