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How Much Compensation Can I Claim After A Broken Glass Accident Cut?

By Cat Way. Last Updated 24th February 2023. Welcome to our guide on broken glass accident claims. Have you been injured in a broken glass injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault? If the negligence of a third party caused the accident, you could be entitled to claim potentially tens of thousands of pounds in compensation. How are people hurt by broken glass accidents? Broken glass accidents can occur in pubs, bars or restaurants, falls through or walking through unmarked glass and road traffic accidents, including bicycle or motorcycle accidents.

If you have been involved in a broken glass accident such as these, or of any other type and it was caused by negligence on the part of another party, trust Legal Expert to help you claim compensation for your injuries and pay for your broken glass injury treatment. Who are Legal Expert? We are a top personal injury solicitors firm with an excellent track record of winning glass cut and laceration injury claims for victims like yourself. If you have been cut by broken glass in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then call Legal Expert to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

So, If you have a legitimate claim, you are welcome to a free no-obligation consultation where one of our friendly advisors will estimate how much compensation you could claim and will provide you with a top personal injury lawyer to handle your claim. You also have the option to make a No Win No Fee claim.

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A Guide To Broken Glass Accident Claims

As we have stated, if you have suffered a broken glass injury such as a cut or a laceration in an accident caused by negligence on the part of another individual or organisation, you could be entitled to make a broken glass injury claim for compensation.

broken glass accident claimHow do broken glass injuries happen? They could be when someone is injured in a pub, has a nightclub injury or is injured in a restaurant because they are cut by broken glass or stepped on broken glass that was not picked up.

Other broken glass injuries can be work-related injuries in the construction industry, where someone falls or walks through the unmarked glass. Road traffic accidents involving cycle accidents, motorbike accidents, drivers or passengers of motor vehicles being pushed through the windscreen of a car or the car window is smashed on impact causing cuts.

Remember, Legal Expert offers a free legal consultation for all potential compensation claimants for a broken glass injury. Call us today on 0800 073 8804 to speak to one of our friendly legal advisors, who will let you know whether or not you have legitimate grounds to receive compensation because you were cut by broken glass, how much compensation you could claim and will provide you with an expert personal injury solicitor who will proceed with your personal injury claim right away. You will also have the option to make a no win no fee broken glass accident claim. Remember, our successful compensation claimants receive the maximum amount of compensation for successful claims, so don’t miss the opportunity to claim the compensation you are entitled to receive.

What Are Broken Glass Accidents?

Broken glass accidents are any accident that involves someone being hurt by broken glass. Whilst some only cause minor injuries which are easily treatable, others are more dangerous and can even have fatal consequences.

Here are the most common injuries people sustain from broken glass accidents:

  • Surface level cuts: A surface-level cut is a cut that tears the skin and does not damage any underlying tissues or organs. It is usually treated by being cleaned and bandaged; in some cases, it may also require stitches.
  • Deep level lacerations: A deep level laceration is caused by a piece of broken glass penetrating deep into the deep tissues. It could cut through skin tissue, muscle fibres and even reach the bones. In some cases, it may result in permanent damage or scarring.
  • Severed limbs: In extreme cases, a large piece of broken glass can stab someone in severing an artery, which may require the amputation of a limb.
  • Fatalities: If an artery cuts the victim in the neck or another artery due to a piece of broken glass and medical help does not arrive quickly, they can bleed to death in a matter of minutes.
  • Shock and trauma: Shock and trauma-related injuries, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), can happen when a victim has been involved in a traumatic accident such as a car crash. It can be worsened if they have suffered physically or witnessed someone else they know getting hurt.

What Are The Common Causes Of Broken Glass Accidents?

We have already mentioned some common causes of broken glass accidents, including smashed glass in a public establishment or people being cut from glass that has been broken and not cleared up. This often happens when the victim has stepped on broken glass.

Here are some common causes of broken glass injuries:

  • Assaults in pubs/nightclubs, where someone is hit with a broken bottle or has glass thrown at them.
  • Pub, restaurant or nightclub injuries.
  • Accidents in the workplace.
  • Cycle accidents, motorbike accidents, car and other road traffic accidents. You could receive car crash compensation if you suffer a broken glass injury in a road traffic accident.
  • Accidents can occur when the victim falls through broken glass or walks through an unmarked pane of glass. These sorts of accidents can occur in the construction industry.

If you suffer a broken glass injury, you could make a broken glass injury claim. Contact Legal Expert today to see if you could receive compensation for making broken glass accident claims.

Broken Glass Injury – Evidence You May Need To Claim

If you are interested in making a claim for a broken glass injury, it’s important to collect evidence in order to strengthen your case. Evidence can help you prove who is liable for your broken glass injuries, and can also prove the severity of your injuries and how your injuries occurred. For example:

  • Medical records can show the extent of your injuries, and the treatment you received for them
  • Photographs of your injury can also help prove the severity of your injury
  • Taking the contact details of witnesses means their statements can be taken at a later date

One of the benefits of using a solicitor to help you claim is that they can help you gather this evidence. To find out more about claiming for broken glass cut or laceration injuries, get in touch with our team.

Who Is Liable To Pay Compensation For Your Broken Glass Injury?

If you have suffered a broken glass injury that was not your fault, an important part of the accident claims process will be establishing who was responsible for your accident. For example, if you were cut by broken glass at work because your employer failed to take proper measures to protect you (for example, you walked through a sheet of unmarked glass on a construction site, then your employer may be held liable for your injuries and be required to pay you compensation for your glass cut and laceration injury claim.

One of Legal Expert’s expert personal injury solicitors, can represent you during the accident at work claim process. You can also claim compensation if you were injured on the premises of a business, such as a shop, restaurant or café. Whether you were a customer or an employee, you can make a broken glass accident claim for your injuries if the proprietor did not take proper precautions to protect you.

Finally, drivers of motor vehicles have a legal duty of care towards other road users, so if you experienced a broken glass injury in a car accident that was not your fault, you might be able to claim car crash compensation if you wish to make a glass cut and laceration injury claim then get in contact with Legal Expert, to find the right personal injury lawyer to handle your claim.

I Stepped On Broken Glass, Can I Claim Compensation?

If you are injured because you stepped on broken glass, wearing thin shoes, sandals, or without any shoes, you may be able to file broken glass accident claims if you were in private premises or workplace. Common places where this can happen are pubs or nightclubs. Hotel pools, especially pools with a poolside bar, also pose a similar risk. There are also workplace situations where someone stepped on broken glass cut leading to a cut foot on glass.

So, if the employer did not take appropriate measures to protect you, for example, did not provide you with the correct personal protective equipment (PPE), they could be held liable for your injuries, and you could make a broken glass accident claim against them. Contact Legal Expert today to see if you have a legitimate reason to make a broken glass injury claim for compensation.

Glass Cut and Laceration Injury Claim Case Study

There was recently a case where a 40-year-old man, Mr U, was shopping in his local Tescos supermarket. He reached to take an item off a display shelf and cut his hand on a piece of broken glass, which was on the shelf and had not been cleared up. He had to go to the hospital and have the glass removed. Unfortunately, he would miss two weeks of work and would have scarring. He would make a broken glass accident claim for compensation against Tesco and receive [placeholder compensation amount].

If you’re cut by broken glass in a public place or workplace, make sure you report your injury. Ensure they report the incident correctly in the accident log book. You should immediately see a doctor receive the appropriate glass wound treatment. As well as receiving broken glass injury treatment, you receive a doctor’s report as evidence of the injuries you experience. Contact Legal Expert to see if you are entitled to make a compensation claim.

What Can I Claim Broken Glass Compensation For?

If you successfully claim compensation for a broken glass injury, you will be awarded two types of compensation. First of all, the main part of your compensation award will be general damages. This will be the compensation awarded to you for your injuries and the pain and suffering they caused you. Second of all, you will be awarded special damages. Special damages are awarded to compensate you for out of pocket expenses your injuries have cost you, such as the cost of broken glass injury treatment, additional travel costs and the cost of at-home care. If your injuries caused you to take time off work and suffer a loss of income and loss of future income (for example, missing payments into your pension), then this could increase the compensation for your broken glass accident claims as well.

Glass Injury – Calculating Compensation for Injuries Caused By Broken Glass

If you have sustained injuries caused by broken glass due to another’s negligence, you may be awarded general damages for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused by your broken glass injury. To calculate general damages, solicitors can use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG).

The 16th edition of the JCG, published in April 2022, features compensation brackets for psychological and physical injuries based on previous personal injury claims. Please remember the figures below may not reflect the actual final sum you may receive.

Injuries Compensation Range Notes
Very Severe Foot Injuries £83,960 to £109,650 The injury must create ongoing severe pain.
Severe Foot Injuries £41,970 to £70,030

You may be prevented from wearing ordinary shoes.
Serious Foot Injuries £24,990 to £39,200 Injuries are less severe than the brackets above.
Moderate Foot Injuries 13,740 to £24,990 There is a risk of future surgery.
Modest Foot Injuries Up to £13,740 Minor foot injuries will resolve quickly.
Serious Toe Injuries £9,600 to £13,740 Sensitive scarring might be involved.
Moderate Toe Injuries

Up to £9,600 You may suffer a soft tissue injury.
Moderate Hand Injury

£5,720 to £13,280 Deep lacerations are involved in this bracket.
Very Severe Scarring £29,780 to £97,330 The psychological impact is severe.
Less Severe Scarring £17,960 to £48,420 Disfigurement is substantial and the psychological impact is significant.

You could also be entitled to claim special damages, which is compensation that might be awarded for any financial harm or loss caused by injuries like a broken glass cut. For example, you may need to pay for private treatment for your injuries. This cost may be reimbursed if you keep hold of any evidence, such as receipts or invoices.

For more information about what damages you could claim following injuries caused by broken glass, speak to an advisor for free legal advice.

Broken Glass Injuries – Making A No Win No Fee Claim

If you are eligible to claim broken glass injury compensation, you could do so with the support of a No Win No Fee solicitor. Your solicitor’s services could be funded under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which is a type of No Win No Fee funding arrangement.

If a solicitor helps you claim for broken glass injuries in this way, you will generally not be charged a solicitor’s fee upfront. If your broken glass injury claim is successful, you will have a legally capped success fee taken from your broken glass injury compensation.

If the claim for broken glass injury compensation doesn’t succeed, the claimant is not required to pay the solicitor.

Call our advisors to discuss your broken glass injuries caused by third party negligence. If your broken glass injury claim seems eligible, you could be connected to our solicitors. To get in touch:

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Broken Glass Accident Claims FAQs

What is an accident compensation claim?

This is any claim you make for compensation after an accident due to someone else’s negligence.

What are the two most common injuries with broken glass?

These are deep lacerations and cuts to the skin.

How long after an incident can you claim compensation?

You can claim up to three years after the accident happens.

Can you get an infection from broken glass?

Yes, and this tends to stem from puncture wounds that aren’t visible on the outside.

Can a small piece of glass kill you?

It is sadly possible for this to happen due to the potential pain and sharpness of the glass.

What are the two types of injury claims?

These are compensatory and punitive claims.

What harm can broken glass cause?

It could lacerate skin, puncture muscles and spread infections.

What are the three types of damages?

These are compensatory damages, nominal damages and punitive damages.

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