A rented property ceiling collapsed claim for compensation may be made by any tenant who is injured due to the negligence of the landlord, as long as the injury suffered is sufficient. It is not uncommon for Housing Association, council or privately rented property ceilings to fall down after the defect has been reported to the landlord previously, often these dangerous ceilings are left in place until they collapse, only then is action taken to replace it.
We have successfully handled many claims for injured tenants where they have reported the ceiling as being dangerous from damp on the ceiling caused by leaks from the bathroom or the roof. Not all defects are seen, by the tenant, and reported beforehand but the landlord should ensure the property is safe for any tenant to live in.
Any injury caused by a ceiling falling in should be reported immediately and the injury should be recorded on medical records if sufficient, this is required if a claim for injury compensation is to be made.
A claim must be made within three years of the accident, most tend to be made soon after the incident.
To claim using a specialist personal injury claim solicitor on a no win no fee basis, please call us on 0800 814 0014 or claim by clicking: Accident Advice Bureau.
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