How much compensation for damages due to faulty construction is fair?
November 10, 2010 12:36 PM Subscribe
My suit was wrecked by an improperly installed door at a recently constructed office building - how much compensation is fair in your opinion?
posted by stealabove to Work & Money (65 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Located in Canada.
My entire company recently moved into a brand new office building that was constructed just for us.
This was a long time in the planning and we were not allowed to enter the building until it was completely finished and ready for us to be moved into.
On the second day in the new office building I had on a brand new suit on my way to an important meeting.
Walking out of the south door heading north into the elevator lobby and my pants were caught on a very sharp protruding piece of metal sticking out from the door frame.
It turns out that the locking mechanism was screwed in too tightly and this caused a sharp metal edge to protrude.
The edge tore a big L-shaped tear through the pants.
The door has was immediately fixed and apologies sent and requests were made for digital pictures and receipts for my purchase.
This was a $1800 three-piece suit for which I that I had only worn once before to a wedding a few months earlier.
Assume the pants can't be repaired - the construction company wants to know what I think is fair compensation.
Please share your thoughts.