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H C Andersen

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Re: Family stuck in a faulty lift for over an hour
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2023, 09:57:13 am »

Were you there or is your information secondhand?

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Re: Family stuck in a faulty lift for over an hour
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2023, 12:44:07 pm »
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Re: Family stuck in a faulty lift for over an hour
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2023, 01:25:57 pm »
I'm also surprised that members seem to dismiss this event as an inconvenience as opposedto a traumatic experience. have any of these members been stuck in a lift?

Traumatic enough to result in a recognised psychiatric illness? That’s the key point and without a report from a consultant psychiatrist saying so any claim is going nowhere.
that's interesting, and not something that was mentioned to me when discussing a possible claim.
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Re: Family stuck in a faulty lift for over an hour
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2023, 03:10:58 pm »
I'm also surprised that members seem to dismiss this event as an inconvenience as opposedto a traumatic experience. have any of these members been stuck in a lift?

Traumatic enough to result in a recognised psychiatric illness? That’s the key point and without a report from a consultant psychiatrist saying so any claim is going nowhere.
that's interesting, and not something that was mentioned to me when discussing a possible claim.

It’s pretty basic stuff. Thankfully we’re not the US, where being mildly inconvenienced seems to result in millions of dollars in compensation.

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Re: Family stuck in a faulty lift for over an hour
« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2023, 03:24:47 pm »
Hmm ok, I was told "medical assessment" which I assumed to be a doctor/consultant report but may have turned into a full psychiatric investigation.  :-\

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Re: Family stuck in a faulty lift for over an hour
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2023, 03:48:38 pm »
Hmm ok, I was told "medical assessment" which I assumed to be a doctor/consultant report but may have turned into a full psychiatric investigation.  :-\

Who knows? We’re pretty old school here so I select my own appropriate experts. I think in England a lot of firms use clearinghouses to do that for them.

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Re: Family stuck in a faulty lift for over an hour
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2023, 04:48:38 pm »
Thankfully we’re not the US, where being mildly inconvenienced seems to result in millions of dollars in compensation.
The much bigger problem in the US is that costs don't follow the event, which as you might imagine can have very perverse consequences.
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