How To Claim Compensation For Injuries Caused By A Broken Or Damaged Chair – How Much Can You Claim?

On this web page, you will read a full guide to the process of making a compensation claim following a broken chair accident. We cover many of the ways these claims come about, and also why you may be eligible to make a claim in your own case. We also give a basic overview of how to get your claim started.

We have tried to include all of the information you will need in this guide. However, every claim is different, and you may still need some questions answered when you have finished reading the contents of this page. If this is so, please speak to one of our claims team on 0161 696 9685. They will go through your claim with you, and provide any answers that you need.

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A Guide To Broken Chair Accident Claims

Broken chair accident claims guide

Broken chair accident claims guide

This guide to broken chair claims aims to educate you about the process of making such a claim so that you can begin to make intelligent choices about your own case. It contains information such as:

  • A basic definition of what a chair accident is, and an explanation of firstly, why you could be eligible to make a claim, and secondly, why a third party may be liable to pay compensation.
  • A table based on the actual Judicial Guidelines used in the legal system, that shows typical ranges of compensation for a number of different types of injuries.
  • A list of all the most commonly seen types of damages for a) physical harm, and b) financial and other ad-hoc losses.
  • A list of types of injuries that are caused by a chair accident and that can be the basis of a compensation claim.
  • A list of the most frequently seen types of chair accidents that can be the basis of a compensation claim, and how they happen.
  • Several sections that cover specific types of chair accident claims. This includes restaurant claims, workplace accident claims, claiming for a child injured at school, accidents on public transport and accidents that happen in a public place.
  • A table that details all of the typical time limits that apply for making a compensation claim, you will need to be within this time limit to make a claim.
  • A basic overview of the process of starting your claim, and how one of our claims team will be able to talk you through our claims process.
  • An introduction to the national claims service that we provide. This service offers an effective yet simple way for you to have your claim processed.

If you have any questions about the content you will find in this guide, or simply need some help and advice about your own claim, please use the contact number down near the end of the page to speak to a member of our claims team. They will be ready and waiting to answer any questions you have, and give you the advice you need.

What Is A Broken Chair Accident?

People seek broken chair injury settlements when they have suffered an injury, no matter how minor, due to a chair they are sitting on collapsing, tipping over, or failing in some other way. There are two main drivers when it comes to the ability to make a claim, and these are:

  • Eligibility – you will need to have suffered some kind of physical harm in order to be eligible to make a claim
  • Liability – a third party would need to be at least partially to blame in some way for the accident that harmed you.

When it comes to liability, it is important to note that you can still claim for an accident that you yourself partially contributed to. In this case, your solicitor would negotiate a reduced percentage of liability with the defendant’s legal team. Any settlement you receive would be based on this reduced liability, thus reducing the amount of compensation paid. If you have any questions about your eligibility to make a claim, or who may be liable to pay you compensation, please speak to one of our claim advisors.

Broken Chair Accident And Injury Compensation Calculator

We did not add an online personal injury claims calculator to this page, they can at times, be inaccurate and give the wrong idea of the worth of a claim. Instead, we have created the table below. These are based on the actual legal guidelines for calculating the value of a claim.

InjuryDetailsCompensation amount
Severe neck injury (ii) Severe disability caused by disc damage and fractures£61,710 to £122,860
Moderate neck injury (i) Injuries such as fractures or dislocations which cause severe immediate symptoms and which may necessitate spinal fusion.£23,460 to £36,120
Moderate back injury (i) Fractures of vertebrae causing osteoarthritis and chronic pain£26,050 to £36,390
Minor back injury (i) Soft tissue injuries with recovery expected within about two to five years.£7,410 to £11,730
Moderate shoulder injurySoft tissue injuries lasting 2 years.£7,410 to £11,980
Serious leg injury (iii) Serious compound or comminuted fractures or injuries to joints or ligaments resulting in instability, prolonged treatment. £36,790 to £51,460
Less serious leg injuriesFractures from which an incomplete recovery is made £16,860 to £26,050
Moderately severe brain damageBrain damage causing permanent disability£205,580 to £264,650
Less severe brain damageAltered cognitive function£14,380 to £40,410
Rib fractures and similar injuriesRib fracture or soft tissue injuryUp to £3,710
Less severe injuries Wrist injury that results in permanent injury due to persistent pain and stiffness£11,820 to £22,990
Forearm fractureSimple fracture of the forearm£6,190 to £18,020

If you would like a much more accurate estimate of how much you might be able to claim in compensation for your chair accident, please speak to one of our claim advisors.

How We Calculate Your Broken Chair Injury Claim Settlement

When you make a personal injury claim, if you are successful, then the settlement that you are offered will consist of several different types of damages. These will compensate you for physical harm (general damages), as well as financial and other losses (special damages).

Special damages (to cover the non-physical losses)

Lowered prospects of future employment.

Loss of current wages/salary

Cost of hiring in nursing or home help

Private medical costs

The cost of travel tickers

General damages (to cover the physical harm you suffered)

Negative effect on your quality of life

Disability either permanent or for the long-term

Psychological injury

Mental anguish and trauma

Pain and suffering

Types Of Injuries Caused By Broken And Collapsing Chairs

When you suffer a broken chair injury, the type of injury that you sustain can be broad-ranging, from trivial to very serious, for example:

  • All kinds of back injuries, such as a spinal injury or a herniated disc.
  • A head injury.
  • A scalp injury.
  • A broken arm or fractured arm.
  • Whiplash.
  • A hernia.
  • A tailbone injury.

No matter what kind of injury you suffer, if the accident that caused it was the fault of a third party, we could be able to help you claim.

Causes And Types Of Broken Chair Accidents

There are many ways that chair accidents can happen. However, there are a number of causes that are more frequently encountered than others, for example:

  • The chair broke due to disrepair
  • The chair tipped backwards.
  • The chair collapsed
  • The chair fell from the edge of a raised seating area.
  • The chair had a broken leg,

No matter the cause of your chair-related injury, if another party was even partially to blame, we could be able to assist with your claim.

Broken Chair Injuries In A Restaurant

When making a claim for falling from a broken restaurant chair, it needs to be proven that the restaurant was at fault in some way. For example, if you are injured by a broken chair in a restaurant, you would need to be able to prove that the restaurant was either aware the chair was broken, or failed to make sure the chair was safe. Because of this, we recommend anyone injured in such an accident, takes photographs of the chair and the scene of the accident, to be used as evidence at a later stage of the claims process.

Workplace Accidents Caused By Broken Chairs

When people suffer office chair injuries, due to a broken chair at work or another reason, it may be possible for them to make a claim if the employer is liable for the accident that harmed them.

Every employer has to follow all of the Health & Safety regulations that apply to its business activities. These regulations are in place to protect members of the public and staff from injuries and illnesses. This compliance is mandatory, and monitored closely. When compliance fails, and an employee is injured at work, then the employer could be liable to pay compensation.

Claims For A Child Injured In Broken Chair Accident At School

Child injured from broken chair accident

Child injured from broken chair accident

The school has to legally provide a safe and healthy environment for all pupils, at all times. When the school fails to fulfil this obligation, and it leads to a student suffering an accident and subsequent injury, then there could be a reason for you to make a claim on their behalf. In this case, you would act as the child’s “litigation friend” and be their legal representative throughout the claim.

Public Transport Broken Chair Injuries

It isn’t only possible to claim for accidents involving restaurant seating, schools, chairs at work, etc. You can also claim against public transport companies, if the seating provided on a train, bus, coach, or even a taxi, causes you an injury and the third party is liable for the accident that harmed you.

You would first need to prove that the seat that caused the accident was faulty, and once again, we recommend gathering photographic evidence. You would need to be able to prove that the transport company was aware the chair was broken. Once this is done, you could be able to pursue the transport company for compensation for the accident that harmed you. Speak to one of our claim advisors, and they should be able to help get your claim underway.

Broken Chair Injuries In A Public Place

If you suffer a chair accident, for example, the chair broke due to disrepair causing injuries, and the accident took place in a public place, you could be able to make a claim. For example, if you were to be injured by a park bench in your local park, that the council is responsible for maintaining, but had failed to then you could possibly make a claim against the council. This also covers seating in places such as a children’s playground, bus stops, etc. Yet again, we recommend you use your phone to take photographs of the seating that caused the injury, to be used as evidence in your claim later on.

How Much Time Do I Have To Claim For A Broken Chair Accident?

If you want to make a claim for a chair accident injury, then you need to be aware of the fact that there is a personal injury claims time limit that you must begin your claim within. The table below shows the time limits that could apply.

Circumstances of ClaimTime Limit
For people who are not yet 18 years old.3 years from the date of their 18 th birthday.
For people who are 18 years old or over.3 years from the time the incident that caused you harm took place or 3 years from the date of knowledge you suffered an injury.

In some special circumstances, these time limits can differ. We recommend you speak to one of our claims team, and they will be able to tell you for sure, just which time limit applies in your own case.

Starting A Broken Chair Accident Claim

If you are ready to start your claim, then we can offer you a simplified process for getting your claim started right away. Speak to one of our claims team on the telephone number below, and they will ask you a series of questions, such as:

  • Why do you think you have a valid claim?
  • Who do you think is liable for your injury?
  • When did the accident or incident happen?
  • Where did the accident or incident take place?
  • What injuries did you sustain?
  • Does your doctor think you will make a full recovery?
  • Have you had to take time off work due to your injuries?
  • Have you lost out financially at all due to your injuries?

Questions like this give us the answers that we need, to begin understanding your injuries and the accident that caused them. Once we have all the information we need, one of our claim advisors will help you to get your claim started.

No Win No Fee Claims For A Broken Chair Accident

A No Win No Fee claims service; A very simple to use service, that has proven very effective. When we first start working on your claim, we don’t charge a fee. While we process your claim, we still won’t charge a fee. If we are unsuccessful with your claim, and you don’t receive any compensation, then we still don’t charge a fee. When we are successful, and we receive a compensation payment on your behalf, then we will automatically deduct our pre-agreed percentage as a fee from the money received, and then we will give you the rest.

How Our Advisors Can Help You

You can be assured of two things. Firstly, that our panel of solicitors will do all that they can to make sure that the outcome of your claim is positive, and secondly, that they will take steps to ensure that you win the maximum level of compensation that is possible. Our panel of solicitors will always explain everything that we are doing for you, and make sure you understand fully. The three-step process below is all it takes to get started with your claim today.

Contact our team using email, phone or web chat.Our claims team will assess your claim.Once we are sure your claim is valid, we will get started on it.

Contact Our Advisors Today

Are you ready to begin a compensation claim for a chair related injury? Do you think somebody else was responsible for your injury? If so, please speak to one of our claim advisors on 0161 696 9685 today, and they will help you to get your claim underway.

Resources For Accident Victims

You may find the information at the following external links to be of some use to you:

The Health & Safety Responsibilities Of Schools

What Is An Accident Book?

NHS Information On Hand Injuries

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