What to do if I attended a holiday luncheon at my company but a chair gave out and I fell and hurt myself?

Question Details: We rented fold-up chairs and tables for the event. I chose a seat to take and when i sat the chair collapsed to the concrete floor, resulting in a bruised and swollen right calf, numbness in upper right arm and pain in right hip. An incident report was filed with employer. I've waited a week for the pain to subside but I'm going to my employer's recommended health facility to get checked out on Monday. Can I sue rental company for negligence and do I lose any rights to sue if I go to employer's provider instead of my own?

Catherine Blackburn / Blackburn Law Firm Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
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