Are you making a claim with an East Northamptonshire law firm after stepping on broken glass?
Although a simple accident can result in glass being broken, this can be very dangerous if it isn’t cleaned up straightaway. If a glass is broken in your home, it’s likely that it will be cleaned up very quickly to avoid anyone suffering an injury. However, if a glass is broken in a public place, you may not be aware of it and you could suffer an injury as a result.
As broken glass can cause serious, life-threatening injuries, it’s important that the appropriate level of care is taken when it’s dealt with. Although it can be relatively easy to see large pieces of glass when something such as a window is broken, it can be difficult to see smaller shards of glass but they can also cause serious injuries.
If someone is cut by glass, the cut or laceration could be deep enough to slice through a vein. This can result in serious bleeding and the victim is likely to require immediately, life-saving medical treatment. Although shallower cuts may not prove life-threatening, they can be dangerous so it’s important to seek help straightaway.
Although most doctors or nurses will apply stitches to the cut, they can also wash the wound and ensure that no glass is left in your skin. If you simply assume that the wound will heal, you could suffer unnecessary bleeding and, if glass is found in the wound, it could become infected.
If you’ve suffered this type of injury and it wasn’t your fault, you may want to make a compensation claim against those who were responsible. If, for example, you were in a bar or pub or you trod on broken glass and suffered an injury, the bar managers could be held responsible and an East Northamptonshire law firm could help you to make a compensation claim against them.
Although making a compensation claim with an East Northamptonshire law firm may seem nerve-wracking, it really doesn’t have to be. In most cases, an East Northamptonshire law firm will be able to provide crucial information regarding your claim and an East Northamptonshire law firm may even be able to increase the amount of compensation you’re able to obtain following the incident.
If you’re considering making a claim with an East Northamptonshire law firm, or you think you might be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries, why not contact us to find out how we can help? At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a team of dedicated, experienced solicitors who are always on hand to help new claimants.
We even have a team available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that you can contact us whenever you need to. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more today!
Date Published: 8th September 2014