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Bartletts Solicitors Help Council Tenant Secure Compensation After Injury During Building Works

Did you know that as a tenant of a rented property you have a legal right to be protected while you’re in the property and your landlord has a duty of care towards you, including keeping you safe while any required work is carried out on the property? And that if you’re let down by your landlord and not kept safe, you may be entitled to compensation for personal injuries?

A 58-year-old tenant, renting from his local council, knows this after being let down by his landlord when work was carried out on his home by contractors – and Bartletts specialist personal injury solicitors in Chester helped him secure compensation for his physical and psychological injuries.

During the tenant’s building works, one of the contractors put his foot through the ceiling which caused parts of the ceiling to fall and land on the tenant below. He suffered a laceration to his head and his pre-existing psychological issues were worsened by the accident, and he needed counselling afterwards to help him recover.

Fortunately, he got in touch with Bartletts personal injury lawyers in Chester and we were able to establish that the local council’s contractors were responsible for the injuries. We helped him to successfully claim compensation for physical and psychological symptoms as well as for his rehabilitation costs.

He has now recovered from his injuries and Bartletts were able to settle the claim out of court to save him any further stress.

If you’ve been the victim of an injury or accident that wasn’t your fault, contact the personal injury experts Bartletts Solicitors. We can give you free advice on making a claim for compensation, so please call today on Chester: 01244 405 399 or Wrexham: 01978 360056 or email