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How Much Compensation For A Injury Caused By A Broken Chair Accident?

Updated by Max Mitrovic on 30th March 2022. Welcome to our guide on broken chair accident claims. A chair seems harmless on the surface, but accidents can easily arise if the chair you sit on is broken. This not only relates to chairs that break and leave you injured on the floor, but also to chairs that are not set up properly and cause lasting damage that occurs over time. No matter what type of chair accident it is, if it’s not your fault, you will be able to claim compensation.

We have many years of experience in broken chair accident claims and can help you to get the maximum payout you are entitled to. For more information about claims for damaged chairs injuries after duty of care breaches, please read on.

This guide informs you on many aspects of faulty chair claims including in what instances you may be able to claim and the amount of compensation you may be able to receive.

You can also get in touch with us at any time to speak directly to an expert advisor.

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A Guide To Accident Claims for Broken Chair Injuries

Broken Chair Accident Claims

Broken Chair Accident Claims Guide

Have you been injured due to a broken office chair? Maybe you fell due to a faulty chair at a nearby restaurant? Chair accidents can occur in many different ways. Some chairs simply haven’t been maintained properly and are past their use-by-date, so to speak! There are then those that have not been set up properly, resulting in lasting back damage. All injuries are serious, from soft tissue injuries to life-altering impacts. So, if you’re in a broken chair accident that was not your fault, you deserve to be compensated.

This is something we can assist with. We have launched many broken chair injury claims over the years, helping personal injury victims to get the compensation they deserve. But, before you give our friendly and professional team a call, read on for more information. In this guide, you will find out everything you need to know about broken chair accident claims. This includes details on accident at work claims, payout amounts, eligibility, collecting evidence, and much more.

What is a Broken Chair Injury?

A broken chair injury is any type of injury that has been sustained due to a faulty chair. This includes falling off chair injuries, as well as injuries that happen over time due to the continual use of a broken chair. So long as the injury you have sustained was not your fault, you will be able to make a claim within the 3-year time limit.

Get in touch today to find out more about what injuries could lead to faulty chair claims.

What To Do If You Are Involved In an Accident Causing Injury Due To a Broken Chair

No matter whether your chair broke in a restaurant or you have sustained a back injury due to sitting on a faulty chair at work, you need to prioritise your health.

The first thing you should always do is see a medical professional, irrespective of how minor your injuries may seem at first. Some injuries can seem minor at first, but they can often get worse over time if they are not treated properly. Plus, not only is seeing a doctor vital for your health, but it can help to strengthen your claim too. This is because the medical professional you visit will put together a report, which will be used to determine how much compensation you will receive for your broken chair accident claims.

Aside from this, it is a good idea to make a note of everything that occurred so that you do not forget anything important later down the line. You should also take photographs of the chair, as well as your injuries if they are visible. Getting the contact information of the liable party as well as any witnesses are advised. Witness statements can really help to strengthen broken chair injury claims, ensuring you get the maximum compensation payout.

Receiving broken chair injury settlements, as with any personal injury settlement, revolves around proving that your injury was caused by third-party negligence. Therefore, to receive compensation due to falling from a broken chair, you need to show that a third party had a duty of care to you and their actions that led to your injury breached this duty.

How To Begin a Broken Chair Claim

If you want to make a claim for a broken chair injury, all you need to do is give us a call and we will be with you every step of the way. We make the claims process really easy. Also, we will provide you with a free consultancy session, whereby we will answer any queries you may have. And we will ask a number of questions so that we can understand what happened and advise you in the best possible manner.

When using our service, there are no barriers in the way, as we operate on a No Win No Fee basis. This is something you can find out more about below. Plus, if you need a local medical appointment, our solicitors could arrange this for you as part of the services they offer.

Broken Chair Accident at Work Claims

Broken chair in an office can I claim? If you have been injured due to a broken computer chair at work, you will be able to make a claim, so long as the accident was not your fault. You need to prove that your employer is to blame for the incident. Your employer has a responsibility to

Broken Chair Accident Claims

Broken Chair Accident Claims Guide

provide a safe and healthy work environment. If they fail to do so, they are to blame. Perhaps they have failed to carry out a risk assessment? Maybe they have allowed you to use chairs when they knew they were broken or not set up properly? Or, they could have prevented you from taking breaks?

No matter what applies, if your employer was to blame, it is important to make a claim for the compensation you deserve. A lot of people worry about making claims against their employer, as they fear they could end up losing their job. This is something you do not need to worry about. Your employer is legally required to have insurance in place to cover such incidents. Not only this, but if they were to fire you, they would only land themselves in deeper water, as you would then have ground for unfair dismissal claims alongside broken chair accident claims.

My Child Fell Off a Broken Chair in School Can I Claim?

My child fell off a broken chair in school and broke their arm can I sue? You can indeed. If someone else broke the chair, you can make a claim. So long as your child did not cause the accident, you can launch a claim on their behalf. Your child can also make a compensation claim when they turn 18-years-old if you do not do so. They will have three years to launch their case. However, it is often better for you to do so on their behalf, as the sooner you claim, the easier it will be.

You can do this for them by becoming their litigation friend.

Can I Claim Compensation If I Was Injured From a Broken Chair on Public Transport?

If you have suffered any type of accident while on public transport, and it was not your fault, you will be able to claim. This includes any type of injury you have sustained because of a broken chair, be it an accident on a bus, train, or any other mode of transport. All you need to do is give us a call and we will help you to get started.

I Fell Off a Broken Chair In a Restaurant/Café Can I Claim Compensation?

If you have been injured due to a broken chair in a café or restaurant, you could file broken chair accident claims. There are many reasons why a restaurant owner or café owner could be to blame for the incident. For example, they may fail to remove or repair a broken chair, or they may not have realised the chair was broken due to a lack of care on their behalf. Either way, you will be able to claim.

Faulty chair claims are built on proving that third-party negligence led to your injury meaning that, if you can show that the owner or an employee of the restaurant was negligent, which caused your injury, you could claim.

Customers should feel safe and enjoy their time at any type of eatery. It is the business owner’s duty to ensure that this is the case. If they fail in their duty to provide a safe and healthy environment, and a restaurant accident occurs due to a broken chair, it is only right that you receive compensation as a consequence.

Have You Been Injured Due To a Broken Chair In a Public Place?

If you suffer an injury as a consequence of a broken chair in a public place, it is important to launch a personal injury claim so that you can get the compensation you deserve. In such cases, you may be claiming against any number of people or organisations; it could be a local business or your local council, for example. We have experience in all types of claims, including broken chair accident claims. So, you have nothing to worry about when you get in contact with us. You also might suffer an injury from a broken chain in a club or bar/pub.

Contact us today to learn more about faulty chair claims for broken chair accidents in a public place.

What Can Be Claimed for After an Accident Causing Injury Due to a Broken Chair?

When making claims for chair accidents, you can claim for the following:

  • General damages – This relates to the payout you will receive for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
  • Special damages – This element of your compensation aims to reimburse you for specific financial costs relating to your accident or injury. This could include some of the following:
  • Medical expenses – Such as treatments not covered by the NHS.
  • Loss of earnings You can receive compensation for loss of expected earnings as well.
  • Travel expenses – If you have needed to pay out of pocket for public transport, for example, due to being unable to drive, you could potentially claim these costs back.
  • Care claim – If you have required paid assistance around the house while you recover, you will be able to file a care claim to recover the cost.

The Most Common Types of Broken Chair Injuries

There are a number of different injuries that are a consequence of falling due to a broken chair. Here are some of the most common:

  • Soft tissue injuries.
  • Broken limbs – Severe falls from broken chairs can result in broken legs or arms.
  • Back injuries – Back injuries tend to happen to employees that sit on broken chairs. This can result in injuries to the spinal cord, which causes chronic back pain.
  • Head injuries – If you hit your head on the ground after falling due to a broken chair, the impact could be severe.

If you suffer any of the injuries above or any other type of broken chair injury, all you need to do is give us a call and we will help you to get the compensation you deserve. You can contact us to discuss broken chair injury settlements using the above details at a time that works for you completely for free.

How Much Compensation Will I Get After a Broken Chair Injury?

One question we often hear is: how much broken chair compensation will I receive? It is understandable that you would want to know the answer to this when weighing up the prospect of a broken chair lawsuit. Unfortunately, it is impossible to provide you with a definitive figure regarding how much compensation you will receive. This is because every case is different and there are many variables.

You may have come across a slip and fall compensation calculator or any other type of compensation calculator online, but such tools only provide you with an estimate. There is no way to get a precise figure. However, what we can do is provide you with the bracket compensation figures from the Judicial College Guidelines for common injuries due to broken chairs. You will find this information in the table below.

However, please remember that the figures below only provide you with an idea of what you could receive for a broken chair injury. This is because every claim is unique and so the compensation you receive could be different to what you see below. If you cannot find the injury you are suffering from, there is no need to panic. Simply call us and we can explain further about your broken chair accident claims.

Reason for compensationTypical compensation amountComments
Moderate Brain Damage£40,410 to £205,580The amount of compensation paid for these types of injuries depends on factors such as the amount of intellectual deficit suffered, how speech, sight and senses are affected and to what degree the injured person is able to work.
Serious Foot Injuries£23,460 to £36,790Symptoms in this injury will include continuing pain from traumatic arthritis or potential risk of arthritis in the future, treatment that is prolonged with the added risk of fusion surgery.
Moderate Foot Injuries£12,900 to £23,460Permanent deformity and continuous symptoms could be experienced through displaced metatarsal fractures. There is also the risk of future surgery being needed.
Mental anguish£4,380This payout covers fear of death and expectation of end of life. 
Minor Brain or Head injury£2,070 to £11,980The level of award is based on a number of factors, including the absence of presence of headaches, the extent of continuing symptoms, the period taken to recover from any symptoms, and the severity of the initial injury. 
Severe back injuries£36,390 to £151,070At the lower end of the spectrum are cases of disc fractures or disc lesions, as well as soft tissue injuries, which lead to chronic treatment. Despite treatment, there will be continual pain, as well as other symptoms. This can include arthritis risk, un-employability, alcoholism, personality change, depression, impaired sexual function, impaired agility, and continual discomfort and pain. At the highest end of the scale, are the most severe injuries, which involve damage to nerve roots and the spinal cord. The consequences will be extremely serious.
Moderate back injuries£11,730 to £26,050At the higher end of the bracket, the payout is for cases whereby there is residual disability, yet it is not as severe as above.  At the lower end of the payout bracket, most injuries involve ligament or muscle disturbance, which leads to soft tissue injuries and backache of a prolonged nature.
Minor back injuriesUp to £2,300This bracket is for injuries whereby a full recovery is made within a few months.
Less serious leg injuriesUp to £26,050This category ranges from simple fibula and tibia fractures to fractures whereby an incomplete recovery is made.
Simple fractures of the forearm£6,190 to £18,020
Less severe arm injuries£18,020 to £36,770This relates to injuries whereby there are significant disabilities, of which a substantial degree of recovery is expected or has taken place.

No Win No Fee Faulty Chair Claims

One of the main features of our service is the fact that all of the broken chair injury claims we launch are done so on a No Win No Fee basis. What does this mean? In basic terms, you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is successful. If for some reason, we do not manage to secure compensation for you, you won’t need to pay us a penny.

What this means is that anyone can make a personal injury claim, irrespective of their financial situation. This is something we are very passionate about, as we believe all people should receive compensation for their hardship. It should not be something that is only open to those with money in the bank.

By opting for the service we provide, you can be sure that you are never going to find yourself in the dreaded position whereby you have a huge legal bill to fund yet you do not have any compensation to cover it. Our No Win No Fee service, therefore, gives you the peace of mind that we will only take on your case if we believe it has a genuine chance of success. We won’t waste your time.

On the other hand, if you were to opt for a solicitor that charges by the hour, there is always the risk that they are merely taking on your case in order to take your money. After all, win or lose, a solicitor that charges per hour is going to receive the same payday regardless. But we strive to protect the client’s financial interests when filing the likes of broken chair accident claims.

If you would like to know more about how No Win No Fee agreements could work for you, contact us today.

Why Choose Us As Your Claims Service For a Broken Chair Claim?

There may be many personal injury law firms in the UK, but not all of them provide a quality and caring service. We do, though! We have many years of experience in the industry, and so you can be certain that you are in safe hands when you choose us. It is always our aim to secure the maximum amount of compensation for our clients, and we do this in the most efficient manner.

We recognise that you are going through an incredibly difficult time at the moment, and this is something we fully respect. We don’t want to make this period in your life any worse – we want to make it better. This is why we will quickly and effectively go about our business, using our many years of expertise to secure compensation for you. Nevertheless, if you do have any queries or need to talk about your claim, we are only ever a phone call away.

Call For Free Advice and To Start Broken Chair Accident Claims

If you are ready to make a claim, all you need to do is get in touch. We have many years of experience when it comes to broken chair accident claims. So, we can help you to get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Furthermore, we will happily answer any queries you have regarding making a claim for your broken chair accident. So, what are you waiting for?

Helpful Links


The Government’s Health and Safety Executive website provides advice on seating at work. This includes information on everything from selecting chair models to conducting risk assessments.

Accident In A Restaurant Can I Claim Compensation?

If you have an accident in a restaurant such as a broken chair accident, contact us today.

Broken Chair Accident Claims FAQs

What is the risk of a broken chair?

In workplaces, the chairs should always have safe designs, yet there is always the chance of an accident.

What happens when a chair breaks?

This could leave the victim nursing broken bones from their fall.

What are the causes of a broken chair?

This could include overuse, excessive weight or poor assembly.

Is pulling a chair out from under someone assault?

There are grounds to make a claim if this happens with the intention of causing harm.

What is a minor injury?

Examples include cuts, sprains, strains, bruises and minor burns.

What is the most common workplace injury?

These are slips and trips in the office environment.

How long will a claim take?

It could be 12-18 months before the claim reaches an out-of-court resolution.

Broken Chair Injury Settlements

When making faulty chair claims, the party you’re claiming against could offer you a settlement without the need to go to court. However, you aren’t required to accept the first settlement offer you receive. If you hire a solicitor, they could help you negotiate this settlement to ensure you receive a fair amount applicable to your case.

What is the difference between a fracture and a hairline fracture?

A fracture is a significant bone break, whereas a hairline fracture is a very minor break.

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