Have you ever cut yourself on broken glass? Maybe you have dropped a glass in the kitchen and cut yourself as you tried to pick up the pieces. Perhaps you knocked a fragile wine glass on your kitchen tap as you washed it up and cut yourself in that manner.
While things like this do happen from time to time, it can often feel worse if you are cut by broken glass during an accident that someone else is responsible for.
In this situation the cuts can occur in all kinds of ways. For example the windows in your car might be smashed in an accident. While the glass is designed to break into tiny cube-like pieces, it can still potentially cut you.
In other situations you might simply slip over in a shop and cut yourself on broken glass that has been left on the floor. As you can see, there are numerous ways in which injuries can occur through coming into contact with broken glass.
Is broken glass injury compensation easy to claim?
In order to have a chance of claiming, you can consider whether someone else caused your accident to happen. For instance, if you cut yourself on broken glass in a shop, you should be aware that the shop owner has a duty of care to ensure their premises are safe to enter and use. They may have neglected their duties in this way if they did not manage to do this.
Similarly, if someone caused an accident to happen that led to broken glass cutting you in one or more places – whatever severity those injuries have – you have a chance to make a broken glass injury compensation claim there as well.
How can you learn more?
Obviously everyone will be in a different and quite unique situation in this respect. The main thing to do is to get professional legal advice as quickly as you can. You have to make any claim within three years of the accident happening, so the faster you find someone to help you, the better.
Accident Advice Helpline is in a good position to provide just the kind of help you need. If you contact us on 0800 689 0500 (this is a free enquiry line you can use) you can find out whether our experienced lawyers are in a position to help you.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead