If as a tenant you are injured by cupboard falling off the wall in rented property, whether its through the council, housing association or a private landlord, you may be able to claim injury compensation if the injury suffered is sufficient to be seen by a doctor or nurse.
Every year there are thousands of accidents in rented properties due to landlord negligence, and the vast majority can be avoided if the correct maintenance is carried out.
Many of the accidents are because a cupboard fell off the kitchen wall onto an adult or child. When these cupboards are checked, it is often the case that the screws used to fit it to the wall were insufficient and too short.
Any accident in a rented property due to a cupboard falling off the wall should be reported to the landlord or authority as soon as possible.
Many of the injuries suffered when a cupboard fell off a wall in a rented property include:
A soft tissue injury, which may be pulled muscles, damaged or torn tendons or ligaments, whiplash, a dislocated shoulder and cuts to the face or arm.
In order to claim for such an accident, the claim must be made within three year. We have found that most people tend to claim soon after the event.
You can contact the us on 0800 814 0014 or claim by clicking claim with the Accident Advice Bureau.
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