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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to safely handle broken glass

    How to safely handle broken glass

    If you break some glass, there is a high risk of cutting yourself and causing injury so follow these simple steps to avoid accidents, and learn how to safely handle broken glass.

    Cordon off the area

    If you have small children or pets it is important to keep them away from the area while you are cleaning up. In the case of accidents at work, particularly if it is in a public place, a sign is important to warn people of the dangers.

    Wear gloves

    Don’t attempt to pick up broken glass with your bare hands and avoid kneeling in the area where the break occurred. Always wear shoes as well to avoid cutting feet.

    Use a vacuum cleaner

    After you have picked up all the big pieces of glass you can tidy most of the shards from a distance using a dustpan and brush or vacuum cleaner. If you use a brush you may want to throw it away afterwards and get a new one as small slivers of glass can stick to the bristles and cause problems later.

    Paper towels

    Use folded damp paper towels to wrap and discard small pieces of glass marking the container with “broken glass” and wrapping in newspaper if necessary. Check all around the area since broken glass can fly much further than you think!

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    Broken windows

    Make sure you check all around the frame as well as inside and outside the house so you don’t miss any pieces. Don’t be tempted to smash through any bits that are still attached to the frame, get a professional to mend the window.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you have suffered a work injury as the result of an accident that was somebody else’s fault in the last three years then Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a claim for compensation. We have years of experience dealing with exactly these sort of work-related injuries and also specialise in road traffic accidents and slips, trips and falls.

    When you call our 24/7 Freephone number one of our friendly and professional advisors will take you through the claims process and you can decide if you want to take it further with no obligation to proceed. Most claims are dealt with exclusively over the phone with no need to go to court, although the time taken for a claim can vary.

    Accident Advice Helpline’s legal team works on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis so you can have confidence that you will not be losing out, no matter the outcome. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: SM Content

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.