Do you need to make a no-win, no-fee Gelligaer claim after being hurt by broken glass?
Fortunately, as most buildings now have double-glazed windows, they tend to get broken less easily than they once did. Beware however, became while it easy to break a single pane of glass, double glazed windows can still shatter or crack if the right amount of pressure is applied to them.
When any type of glass breaks, it can be very serious indeed. Even when a person breaks a drinking glass in their own home, it can take a long time to clean up. As the shards of glass can be difficult to see, it’s not uncommon for someone to step on a stray piece of glass or to cut themselves when attempting to clean up the mess.
If a window breaks, the damage can be even more serious. Anyone near the window could be struck by the glass and they could suffer serious cuts and lacerations. If a shard of glass was to pierce an artery, it’s likely that the injury would be life-threatening and they would need to access medical help immediately.
Although windows can break for any reason, they often shatter when something is thrown against them. Whilst it does take quite some force to break a double glazed window, it is still possible to do so. If someone intentionally tries to break your window and someone is hurt as a result, they are likely to face criminal charges. Whilst they may be charged with criminal damage to your property, they could also face charges due to the injuries which they have caused.
If someone was to break a window intentionally and you were hurt, you could make a no-win, no-fee Gelligaer compensation claim against them. However, the damage doesn’t have to be intentionally in order for you to be able to make a no-win, no-fee Gelligaer claim. Even if someone didn’t intend to break the window or to harm you, they can still be held liable and they could still be forced to pay you compensation, if your no-win, no-fee Gelligaer claim is successful.
If you are thinking about making a claim but you want to find out more about the claims process first, we can help. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have extensive experience in the personal injury industry so we’re always able to help new claimants. We even provide free, no-obligation advice so you should be able to access all the help you need without having to pay anything at all!
To learn more about making a no-win, no-fee Gelligaer compensation claim today, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do our very best to ensure that you obtain compensation for your injuries as quickly as possible.
Date Published: 22nd November 2014