What is a broken chair accident?
Broken chair accidents occur when an unsuspecting person sits on a chair that is damaged or defective in some way, causing it to tip over or collapse.
We are experienced in dealing with broken chair accidents and have recovered compensation for victims who have suffered injury due to chairs being in a sub-standard state of repair, poorly maintained or badly designed.
Accidents can also be caused by chairs being placed in a dangerous position, such as on the edge of a raised seating area.
Where do broken chair accidents occur?
Broken chair accidents arise in a wide variety of situations, including:
- accidents in offices;
- accidents in hotels and restaurants;
- accidents in airports;
- accidents in parks and public places;
- accidents in sporting venues;
- accidents on public transport;
- accidents in schools and public buildings; and
- accidents in shops.
Who is at fault for your broken chair accident?
Our specialist lawyers will assess the circumstances of your accident and tell you who is likely to be at fault in the eyes of the law.
In most circumstances fault will lie with the individual, business or organisation that provided the chair and failed to ensure that it was safe for you to sit on.
If you let us know who you think was to blame then our expert lawyers will quickly tell you whether they are likely to be legally at fault.
The injuries you can claim for following a broken chair accident
Broken chair accidents can result in a range of injuries, some of which can be very serious and occasionally life-changing.
Back injuries are common, as are head injuries and broken bones.
However, a compensation claim can be made for whatever injury you suffer as a result of an accident involving a broken chair.
How much compensation can I claim for a broken chair injury?
The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on a number of factors.
First, our experienced injury lawyers will need to assess the seriousness of your injury. This will generally involve an independent assessment being carried out by a medical professional. You will not have to pay for that assessment as the cost is included in our No Win, No Fee funding package.
Second, you are entitled to receive compensation for any financial losses or expenses you incur. This could include things like loss of earnings and medical expenses. We can also make a claim for the value of care provided to you by your loved ones
What will it cost me to make a broken chair compensation claim?
We offer No Win, No Fee funding. This means that you do not need to pay anything upfront and there is nothing to pay if you lose your claim. Furthermore, we can recover legal costs from the losing party and will do everything we can to maximise the amount of compensation you receive.
How do I make my broken chair accident claim?
We have made the claims process extremely simple.
Just contact our accident helpline by phone or email and we will take you through it.
All we need are details of how, where and when the accident happened, and the injuries you sustained as a result. You can then leave us to do the rest.