If you decide to eat a meal at a restaurant, it’s an experience you will look forward to. You may even book the meal for a special occasion, so it’s obvious you’ll want everything to go perfectly. Eating out gives you the chance to enjoy a meal without having to cook it, and without having to worry about the washing up either. That applies to takeaways too. The last thing you would expect to happen in all these situations, regardless of where you eat, would be to cut yourself on glass that was discovered in your food.
This would be a horrifying experience to have, particularly as it could cause a nasty injury. It’s no wonder some people call us asking about the chances of claiming compensation for finding glass in food.
What should you do when faced with this situation?
The first thing to do would be to assess how much damage had been done. If the wound is bleeding heavily, you should try to stop it by applying pressure to it. This can be difficult if the wound is in your mouth. Of course, the presence of saliva can also make it difficult to ascertain how much blood has been released.
If the cut is serious, you should attend a minor injuries unit to get treatment. This also ensures there is an official medical record of your injuries and how they happened. Again, this is a good thing to have when trying to claim compensation for finding glass in food and being injured by it. In some cases, a cut will need to be closed, which can be done in four ways:
- Stitches – sometimes dissolvable ones
- Skin glue – best used on small cuts to the hands
- Butterfly stitches – small plaster-type stitches that don’t penetrate the skin, but again, they would not be used for cuts to the mouth
- Staples – most often used for cuts under the hair
How much could you receive if you were awarded compensation for finding glass in food?
There is no average amount that applies in such situations. Additionally, the nature of your injuries will help determine any amount of compensation that may potentially be awarded to you. For example, a small cut to the inside of your mouth would clearly not be the same as deeper cuts to your lips that may need stitches and could potentially leave a scar, too. Incidentally, if you do have visible cuts to your lips or face, you should always seek medical advice because you may need cosmetic treatment to limit the visible damage that has been done.Open Claim Calculator
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
Finding the right advice can be extremely useful if you want to claim compensation for finding glass in food. Being cut by glass or swallowing some can be frightening, especially when you never expected it to be in your food in the first place. Yet you may be able to receive compensation for finding glass in your food if you get the right advice from our team when you call today.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500, or, if you have a mobile, you can still get in touch on 0333 500 0993.