Broken glass has the potential to cause serious lacerations as well as minor cuts, and you could be injured in any situation where glass is present.
Here are just a few examples of the types of accident involving cuts from broken glass that Accident Advice Helpline has handled personal injury claims for:
- Cuts from a broken shop window – for example tripping and falling through the window
- Lacerations sustained at work, perhaps whilst working as a professional glazier
- Cuts suffered after a defective glass product breaks – e.g. a faulty glass which breaks and cuts your face
- Street trips and falls where you suffer cuts after landing on broken glass
- Explosions caused by a faulty gas main where shards of glass cause facial injuries
- Injuries caused by faulty electrical equipment – such as a PC screen exploding
- Cuts after working with broken or damaged glass products, for example in a factory setting
- Injured taking out broken glass in rubbish that has not been properly bagged up
Whether you have been injured at work or in a public place, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation if you can prove somebody else caused your accident.
How did your accident happen?
Many accidents involving cuts from broken glass could have been avoided had somebody else been more careful. For example if you are taking bins out at work and you suffer cuts to your legs from broken glass that has not been properly disposed of, your employer could be held liable.
If you suffer lacerations to your face after tripping over a hazard such as a box of stock and falling through a shop window, the shop owner could be ordered to pay you compensation, as it’s their job to ensure that the shop is a safe place for members of the public to be. At the end of the day, if somebody else is liable for your accident, we can help you prove negligence has occurred and get you the compensation you deserve.
Should you make a claim?
There’s no reason not to make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline – our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so there are no upfront fees to pay, which means nothing to lose should your claim be unsuccessful.
If you’re worried about claiming compensation from your employer after an accident at work has left you with cuts to your hands or face, don’t be. Employers have liability insurance in place which will pay out in the event of a claim, and nobody will expect you to quit your job after claiming personal injury compensation.
You can call our freephone helpline for advice on 0800 689 0500, and see if you’re eligible to make a claim.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton