A falling ceiling in a rented property can cause serious injuries to tenants, and has done on many occasions. Landlords have a duty to ensure their property is fit for living in.
A leaking roof or water tank in the loft which leaks can be the cause for the ceiling to get damp, rot and collapse unexpectedly. There have been many occasions when a small section has fallen but in some rented properties, the entire ceiling has fallen causing severe injuries.
If, as a tenant, you are injured by a falling ceiling, you could make a claim for injury compensation on a no win no fee basis using a specialist personal injury claim solicitor.
The damaged ceiling should be reported to the landlord as soon as possible, so they can make repairs as required
Any injury would need to be recorded on medical records and a claim made within three years of the accident.
Main injuries suffered which has often resulted in a rented property falling ceiling claim include:
A soft tissue injury, which may be damaged muscles, ligament or tendon injuries and severe bruising along with broken bones in the arm, wrist and hand are very common.
If you would like free claims advice for tenants injured in a rented property please contact us on 0800 814 0014 or by clicking: Claim for an injury in rented property.
A faulty floorboards in a rented property injury claim may be made by any tenant who has an accident on dangerous flooring due to the negligence of the landlord or letting agency.
We have handled cases where floorboards at the top of stairs have gone through when trodden on by tenants or guests, resulting in injuries which need to be seen by a doctor. Soft tissue injuries including tendon, ligament and muscle damage and broken ankles are among the most common suffered.
Every year thousands of people are injured in a rented property through no fault of their own, many of these accidents can result in a successful injury claim being made on a no win no fee basis.
If there is a defect in a rented property, the landlord or letting agency should be informed as soon as possible so they can make the necessary repairs, if they have been informed, and fail to rectify and the injury is sufficient, then a claim is possible.
Faulty floorboards in rented property injury claim timescales
Any injury claim against a landlord must be made within a three year period, the vast majority tend to be made soon after the accident.
We can be contacted on 0800 814 0014 or by clicking: Rented property injury claim.
Landlord negligence in the garden of a rented property has lead to a woman being injured when she tripped on paving slabs which were left all broken and damaged. When the family moved into the property, it should have been safe and fit to use. As the tenant went into the garden to hang the washing out, she tripped badly and fell, breaking her arm.
The Landlord was aware of the broken paving slabs in the garden but failed to have the area repaired. Following the accident, the tenant reported the slabs and injury suffered to the landlord, who then replaced any damaged ones, making the garden safe to use.
Anyone who suffers an accident in a rented property due to landlord negligence may be able to claim injury compensation on a no win no fee basis.
Any accident claim against a landlord needs to be made within three years of the accident happening. Any injury needs to be recorded on medical records.
Please contact us on 0800 814 0014 or claim by clicking: Accident Advice Bureau
A man was injured in a rented property when he fell down stairs as the banister was broken. The tenant reported the broken banister in the rented property to the landlord a couple of months before the accident as it had come away from the wall and didn’t offer support when it was being used.
The landlord failed to make repairs to the banister and left it in a dangerous condition. It was one evening when the man was walking down the stairs, he went to hold the banister which he had forgotten was dangerous, the banister gave way and he fell down several stairs causing an injury to his knee and back.
The landlord was informed of the accident and injury caused by the faulty banister, it was then repaired.
The injured tenant went to the doctors and was diagnosed with a lower back injury and soft tissue damage around his knee.
The tenant wanted to make a no win no fee claim against a landlord for being injured on the stairs due to a faulty banister.
We can be contacted on 0800 814 0014 or a claim can be made by clicking: Rented Property Broken Banister claim.