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Faulty Broken Furniture Personal Injury Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation If Injured Due To Broken Or Faulty Furniture?

Have you been injured because of faulty furniture? Whether the accident was office chair injuries caused by a broken chair at work, you were injured in a hotel room by faulty furniture, injured because of broken furniture at a restaurant, injured due to faulty furniture in a rented property or you were injured due to a faulty product purchased from a furniture store, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Call Legal Expert today to see if we can handle your broken furniture accident claim. We are a well respected personal injury claims firm and we can provide you with an excellent no win no fee solicitor to handle your claim. Our personal injury solicitors have up to 30 years of experience, so your claim will be in a safe pair of hands. What’s more, your solicitor will push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are owed, so there’s no chance of you getting short changed.

If you believe that you are owed a broken furniture compensation or a broken chair injury settlement, call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804 for your free personal injury claims consultation. One of our well informed advisors will be happy to assess your case and if you have been injured because of faulty furniture, in an accident that was not your fault, a solicitor will start working on your claim right away. Call us today to see if you are entitled to chair collapse compensation, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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A Guide To Broken Furniture Personal Injury Claims

Broken furniture injury claim

Broken furniture injury claim

There are many ways that people can be injured by faulty furniture. For example, a faulty chair can collapse under the weight of someone sitting on it, causing them to become injured. Chair collapsing accidents often cause back injuries, which can be quite debilitating. Other examples of faulty furniture causing injuries can include people getting their fingers trapped and crushed between two parts of a faulty chair or bench, or a heavy item such as a bookcase collapsing and hitting or crushing someone. Railings also count as furnishings, so a faulty railing on a staircase or platform, could cause someone to fall if they put their weight on it and it comes away beneath them.

If you have been injured because of broken furniture you could have the right to make a personal injury claim against the party responsible. In this guide we will define what a furniture injury is, look at common examples of faulty furniture injuries and explain the process of claiming compensation for your injuries. We will also explain the benefits of making a no win no fee furniture claim, and have included our personal injury claims calculator which could help you to estimate how much compensation you may be able to claim.

Remember, you could be owed a large sum of money for your injuries, so call Legal Expert today to enquire about making a broken furniture accident claim. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your claim, so call today to see if you are entitled to claim.

What Is A Broken Furniture Accident?

Employers have a duty of care towards their employees, similarly establishments such as restaurants, public transport providers have a duty of care towards customers. Landlords also have a duty of care towards their tenants. This means that these parties are legally obliged to provide the people that use their premises with a safe and hygienic environment. Manufacturers have a duty of care towards people who buy and use their products, similarly meaning that they are obliged to ensure that their product is safe to use. This means that if any of these parties neglect their duty of care towards their customers, employees or tenants, and the person is injured as a result, the injured person could be entitled to claim compensation for the damages caused. Therefore whether you have had an accident at work involving a falling shelf or broken office chair, have been injured because a chair collapsed beneath you in a restaurant, or you have experienced any other type of negligence involving broken furniture, you deserve compensation for your injuries.

Call Legal Expert today to speak to us about your broken furniture accident. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, an excellent personal injury solicitor will start working on your claim right away.

Common Injuries Caused By Broken Furniture

Here are a list of injuries which can be caused by broken furniture or faulty furniture. These sorts of injuries can range from moderate to serious, to severe. This is not an exhaustive list, but these are common examples of falling of chair injuries and broken furniture injuries.

  • Back injuries and spinal injuries. This can include hernia, slipped discs or a fractured tailbone.
  • Whiplash injuries.
  • Injuries to the arms or wrists including fractures, broken bones and soft tissue injuries.
  • Injuries to the legs, ankles or feet, including fractures, broken bones and soft tissue injuries.
  • Pinched fingers and hands.
  • Crushing injuries caused by a heavy item of furniture such as a bookcase falling on the victim.

If you sat on a chair and it broke, or have been injured by faulty furniture in any other way, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to begin your broken furniture accident claim today.

We will now look at some ways that people are injured because of broken furniture negligence, in more detail below.

Faulty Furniture Personal Injuries At Home

Furniture manufacturers have a duty of care towards their customers. This means providing furniture that is safe to be used in the home. Unfortunately, there are incidents where people can experience a product manufacturing injury, due a faulty product in the home. Faulty product rights enable you to sue if you are injured due to an unsafe product you have purchased, such as a faulty chair.

Here are some examples of the ways in which furnishings can be classed as faulty:

  • Design defect: The product is inherently faulty, due to a problem with its design.
  • Manufacturing defect: The product is faulty due to an issue in the manufacturing process.
  • Misrepresentation: The product’s purpose is misrepresented. For example, a book case does not have adequate instructions about how much weight it can take, causing it to collapse.
  • Negligent assembly: the product was not assembled properly by the retailer.
  • Failure to warn and instruct: The product did not have correct instructions for proper use, or adequate warnings about improper use.

If you or a member of your household has been injured due to an unsafe product in your home, such as faulty furnishings, call Legal Expert today. According to faulty product rights, you could be entitled to make a broken furniture accident claim for compensation. If you have the right to claim, one of our excellent personal injury solicitors will start working on your product manufacturing injury claim right away.

Workplace And Office Chair Injuries

As we have already stated, your employer is responsible for providing you with a safe and hygienic working environment. If you are injured in an accident at work which was caused by negligence on the part of your employer, such as providing you with a broken office chair, then you could be entitled to make an accident at work claim for compensation.

How can workplace furniture and office chair accidents happen? Office chair injuries can happen when an employee sits on a broken chair at work, causing the chair to collapse beneath their weight, which can commonly cause back injuries, injure the hands, wrists or fingers, or cause other common chair tipping injuries. Another type of office chair injury can happen if there is a fault with the back of the chair, causing back pain over time. Employees can also be injured at work by other furnishing accidents, such as a piece of shelving coming loose from the wall and falling on their head, or an unstable filing cabinet crushing them.

If you have been the victim of an office chair injury, rolling chair accident, or any other type of faulty furniture injuries at work, call Legal Expert. If you have a right to sue for chair collapse compensation, or any other type of injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Broken School Furniture Injuries

If your child was injured at school because of broken school furniture, you could claim compensation on their behalf. The money awarded will be used to provide the child with any treatment they may need, and they will be able to use the remaining funds after they are 18 years of age. Alternatively, if you were injured at school because of broken school furniture when you were a child, you will be able to begin a furniture claim for compensation up to three years after your eighteenth birthday.

To be able to claim compensation for an injury caused by broken school furniture, you will need to be able to prove that the injury was either entirely or partially caused by faulty furniture, not by misjudgement on the part of your child (for example swinging their chair back). Your personal injury solicitor will be able to gather evidence for you, when they are building up your case. Call Legal expert today, to begin a broken furniture personal injury claim on your, or your child’s behalf.

Faulty Furniture Personal Injuries At Home

If you rent, or were renting a furnished property from a landlord, it is their responsibility to provide you with a safe and hygienic living environment. This includes providing furnishings which are safe and fit for purpose. If a piece of furniture is broken or faulty and can put a tenant or one of their guests at risk, this is known as disrepair.

Landlords are responsible for ensuring that there is no potentially harmful disrepair, before they rent a property to the tenant. Ofcourse, if a piece of furniture becomes broken because of faultiness during your tenancy, the landlord may not be aware, so it is the tenant’s responsibility to report the faulty or broken furnishings to their landlord. If the landlord is aware of the faulty furniture and willfully ignores the problem, fails to provide replace the furnishings or provide adequate repair, and a tenant or guest is injured as a result, they could be held liable for the person’s injuries. In this case, the injured person would be entitled to claim against a landlord for disrepair for their injuries.

If you need to claim against a landlord for disrepair, because of faulty furniture, call Legal Expert today. You will be provided with an excellent personal injury lawyer, who will work tirelessly to win you the compensation that you are entitled to.

Injuries Due To Unsafe Furniture At A Restaurant Or Cafe

The most common injury caused by unsafe furniture at a restaurant or cafe are broken chair accidents. In fact many clients tell us “I sat on a chair and it broke.” These injuries can include: falling off chair injuries, chair tipping injuries, rolling chair injuries, amongst other types of broken chair accidents. Patrons can also be injured by other types of broken furniture, such as a faulty handrail that comes away under their weight, causing them to fall down the stairs, as an example.

Remember, restaurants and cafes have a legal duty of care towards their guests, so if you have been injured because of broken furniture at a restaurant or cafe, you could be entitled to claim chair collapse compensation, or another type of broken furnishings claim. Call us today to begin your claim for a broken chair injury settlement, or other type of furniture claim.

Broken Hotel Furniture Injury Claims

If you have been injured in a hotel room, or elsewhere in the hotel, because of a hotel accident involving broken furniture, you could be entitled to make a claim for a hotel injury settlement. Examples of hotel accidents involving broken furniture can include a dining chair coming apart beneath the weight of a guest, causing the guest to fall, a hand rail collapsing, causing a guest to fall from a mezzanine or platform, or a heavy item like a cupboard or book case which has not been properly secured to the wall, coming loose and falling.

If you experienced a hotel accident, or were injured in a hotel because of broken furniture, call us today to see if you are entitled to sue the hotel for injury. If you have the right to claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor who will handle your claim for a hotel injury settlement.

Broken Seats On Public Transport

Public transport providers are responsible for inspecting their vehicles, to ensure that there are no health and safety hazards onboard. Similarly, if a passenger reports a faulty or broken furnishing onboard, such as a loose handrail, or broken seat then the public transport provider is legally obliged to repair the issue and fix the hazard right away. Examples of accidents on public transport caused by broken seats include: a seat collapsing injurying a passenger, a protruding screw or nail sticking out of a seat, stabbing a passenger, or a broken seat back causing a back injury. Faulty handrails can also cause an injury if they come loose when a bus brakes firmly or goes around a sharp corner, causing the passenger to fall.

If you have been injured due to broken seats on public transport call Legal Expert today to enquire about making a broken furniture accident claim for compensation.

Broken Seats In Public Places

Have been injured because of a broken seat in a public space, such as a bench in a park or an outdoor square? Your broken furniture personal injury claim will probably be against the local council. Call Legal Expert today to enquire about making a public injury claim. If you have the right to claim, we will be able to provide you with an excellent medical negligence solicitor to handle your case.

Examples Of What Broken Furniture Injury Claim Settlements Could Compensate You For

If you make a successful broken furniture accident claim, you will be awarded personal injury compensation. This compensation package will include general damages and special damages. General damages are usually the largest part of a compensation claim and serve to compensate the injured person for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity that they have experienced. They will also receive special damages. Special damages reimburse the injured person for any expenses they have experienced as a result of their injuries, and pay for any future expenses they may have relating to their injuries. Examples of special damages can include: medical expenses, travel expenses, mobility equipment or home adaptation expenses, at home care expenses and loss of income are all special damages that our clients are frequently reimbursed for.

Broken Furniture Personal Injury Compensation Calculator

We have included a personal injury claims calculator to help you estimate how much you could receive in general damages for your injuries.

InjurySeverityUpper and lower compensation recommendationsComments
Neck injuriesSevere(i) In the region of £130,060Could involve either, incomplete paraplegia, a permanent spastic
Quadriparesis, or where the person has little movement in the neck.
Neck InjuriesSevere(ii) £57,620 to £114,810Could include serious fractures or injuries to the neck.
Neck InjuriesSevere(iii) £39,870 to £49,090Could include a serious fracture, soft tissue or dislocation.
Neck InjuriesModerate(i) £21,910 to £33,750Injuries which may require your spine to be fused as treatment.
Neck InjuriesModerate(ii) £12,050 to £21,910Serious soft tissue injuries and affects on your movement.
Neck InjuriesModerate(iii) £6,920 to £12,050Circumstances where an existing condition may have been made worse.
Back InjuriesSevere(i) £79,890 to £141,150The most serious of cases could cause serious harm to the spine.
Back InjuriesSevere(ii) £65,030 to £77,540Could include injuries to the nerve roots.
Back InjuriesSevere(iii) £34,000 to £61,140This could include a fracture of a disc or of the vertebrae.
Back InjuriesModerate(i) £24,340 to £34,000If you suffer a disability in this category, it will be lesser than the above categories.
Back InjuriesModerate(ii) £10,970 to £24,340May affect soft tissues such as the ligaments or the muscles.
Back InjuriesMinor - (i) - (iii)(i) £6,920 to £10,970
(ii) £2,150 to £6,920
(iii) Up to £2,150
A variety of more minor forms of back injury.

Your reading will not include any special damages that you could receive, or take your personal circumstances into account, so you may wish to call Legal Expert for a more personalised estimate. One of our well informed advisors can accurately estimate how much compensation you could be entitled to receive.

No Win No Fee Broken Furniture Compensation Claims

If you have suffered faulty furniture injuries in an accident that was not your fault, you could make a no win no fee claim for compensation. No win no fee means that your solicitor will not charge you upfront for their services, instead, you will only have to pay your fee on the condition that your claim is successful. In the unlikely circumstances that you do not win your claim, you will not have to pay your fee. This means that there is no financial risk involved in making a no win no fee claim.

Read our online guide to making a no win no fee claim for more information, or call Legal Expert today, to get started.

Contact Legal Expert Today

If you have been injured because of faulty or broken furniture, call Legal Expert today for your free consultation. If you have the right to make a broken furniture personal injury claim, we will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer, who will start working on your case today. Remember, you could be owed a large sum of money for your injuries, so call now to see if you are entitled to claim.

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