Claiming compensation for a poorly maintained elevator

Elevators are something that many different people use every day whether it’s for time saving purposes, to help them carry heavy loads more easily or through necessity if they are disabled, so if you become injured as a result of poor maintenance then this could be a very painful and traumatic case. If you have suffered an injury as a result of using a poorly maintained elevator then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. It is the responsibility of the manufacturer or the owner of the property to ensure that it is in full-working order, so if you believe that your health has been put at risk because of an inability to do this then you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.

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Where could mistakes have been made here?

There are a number of situations where you could look to make a claim as a result of a poorly maintained elevator, with some common examples including: 

·         Claims if you have been left with life threatening injuries

·         Mechanical failure leading to elevator free-fall

·         Malfunctioning doors

·         Improper alignment of elevator when doors open

·         Faulty wiring which could pose an electrocution risk

·         Poor adjustment of sensing mechanisms, which may result in the doors closing on individuals

Who might you look to make a claim against?

If you have been injured as a result of a poorly maintained elevator then you could be entitled to a large settlement claim, such is the severity of the incident. An event like this could leave your life in jeopardy and with many life-changing injuries which could leave you with mental and physical limitations, so if you believe that this has occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence then you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence. There are a number of people who could be at fault in this situation, whether it is the maintenance team of the building where the incident happened or even the construction firm who installed it. If you believe their actions have put your health at risk then making a claim for compensation could be your best option to recover any damages you have incurred.

Am I able to get help off Manners Pimblett?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation it can be a long and arduous task that requires your full dedication, so if you are still recovering from your injury it can be quite demanding for you to make a successful case. That’s why in situations such as this it is recommended that you seek out the help of professionals who can guide you through the case step by step to ensure that the desired outcome is achieved. Here at Manners Pimblett we have some of the highest trained individuals in the industry and as such we can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. 

If you are in need of professional advice, then why not get in touch with the team at Manners Pimblett and see what we can do for you? Simply contact us today on 0845 077 0772.

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