How Much Compensation Can I Claim After A Broken Glass Accident Cut?
By Mark Ainsdale. Last Updated 11th August 2021. 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.
Call us on 0800 073 8804 to receive your free consultation ahead of filing your broken glass accident claims.
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- A Guide To Broken Glass Accident Claims
- What Are Broken Glass Accidents?
- What Are The Common Causes Of Broken Glass Accidents?
- Broken Glass Injury Treatment
- Who Is Liable To Pay Compensation For Your Broken Glass Injury?
- Claiming Compensation After Being Cut By Glass At Work
- Can I Claim Compensation For A Nightclub Injury?
- Can I Claim Compensation If I Was Cut By Glass In A Pub?
- I Stepped On Broken Glass, Can I Claim Compensation?
- Glass Cut and Laceration Injury Claim Case Study
- What Can I Claim Broken Glass Compensation For?
- Broken Glass Injury Claims Calculator
- No Win No Fee Broken Glass Accident Claims
- Why Make Your Broken Glass Accident Claim With Legal Expert?
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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.
How 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
If you suffer from a broken glass injury, you can take steps to apply immediate first aid. Because the glass is inside your skin, taking the wrong steps can worsen your broken glass injury. Do not try to pull the glass out, as you can cut yourself again with the glass. So, it’s common to put pressure on a wound to stop the bleeding. But you should not do this with the broken glass injury as you could cause further cuts. Additionally, at worst, further cuts could sever an artery causing you to bleed to death.
Instead, wrap the injury in a clean dressing or tea towel and put pressure around the cut (not on it). Seek the appropriate broken glass injury treatment at a hospital A&E department or doctor’s surgery as soon as possible. The nurses or doctors there will know how to treat a deep cut on your hand, how to treat a deep cut on your finger or finger how to treat a cut with glass in it on any other part of your body.
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.
Have you experienced an accident at work, which resulted in you getting hurt by broken glass? Perhaps you had an accident in a pub or another service industry establishment where you work because a colleague didn’t sweep up the smashed glass on the floor. It may seem like your colleague is at fault, but your employer will actually be held accountable if they failed to provide your colleague with the correct, adequate training. Perhaps you stepped on broken glass or walked through the unmarked glass on a construction site, or you were assaulted at work with smashed glass because your employer failed to take adequate steps to protect you?
Whatever the circumstances of your accident, if you have proof that your employer is at fault, for example, through CCTV footage or eyewitness accounts, then you could be entitled to claim compensation for broken glass injury. Trust a top personal injury solicitor to fight for you to get the maximum amount of compensation. And we will handle every step of the broken glass accident claims process.
If you have experienced a finger injury on broken glass, glass cuts on hands, have stepped on broken glass, suffered a broken glass slip injury, been assaulted with broken glass or any other sort of cut by broken glass injury due to an accident in a nightclub, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. If you were assaulted in a nightclub with a piece of broken glass, which was allowed to happen because the management did not take proper security measures to protect you, then you could also be entitled to claim compensation.
So, if you have been cut by broken glass due to an accident that was not your fault in a nightclub, call Legal Expert for your free consultation today, and we’ll see if we can help you make a personal injury claim for compensation. Depending on the severity of your injury, you could be entitled to claim tens of thousands of pounds. Please get in contact today to see if you could claim personal injury compensation.
If you have been injured in a pub because you were cut by glass, you may be able to make a glass cut and laceration injury claim. Pubs in Britain are answerable to the Occupiers Liability Act of 1957, which states that they have a duty of care towards their customers, staff and anyone else using the building. This means they must effectively remove or control potential hazards that can harm people using the premises, or they may be held liable for their injuries and have to pay them compensation.
Now, if you have suffered a broken glass slip injury, stepped on broken glass, cut your foot on glass, suffered glass cuts on hands, suffered a finger injury on broken glass or any other broken glass injury in a pub, you could be entitled to make a broken glass injury claim. Contact Legal Expert for your free legal consultation and to start your personal injury claim.
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.
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.
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.
Please use our compensation calculator below to estimate how much your broken glass accident claim could be worth. This includes deep lacerations from broken pieces of glass. Note that such injuries could result in various types of claims, such as car accident claims.
|Injury or illness type||Severity||Settlement||Notes|
|Hand injuries||Minor||Between £800 and £3,810||Hand injuries which include more minor cuts.|
|Finger injuries||Serious||Between £13,080 and £14,330||May include more longer-term injuries such as damage to the tendons and mobility issues.|
|Thumb injuries||Serious||Between £11,040 and £14,690||Similar injuries to the above category but affecting the thumb, rather than the fingers.|
|Hand injuries||Moderate||Between £5,110 and £11,640||Much deeper cuts and lacerations. Surgery may be needed.|
|Neck injuries||Minor||£2,150 maximum.||Abrasions and cuts which won't take too long to heal.|
|Back injuries||Minor||£10,970 maximum||Less serious cuts or lacerations which won't take long to heal.|
|Toe injuries||Moderate||£8,420 maximum||Moderatly serious cuts and/ or lacerations as well as other similar injuries.|
|Digestive system injuries||Serious||Between £5,280 and £10,040||Stab or other penetrating wounds. May also lnclude lacertions in industrial settings.|
|Elbow injuries||Moderatly serious||£10,040 maximum||Lacerations not causing long-term damage.|
Please be aware the prices in our broken glass injury claims calculator are rough estimations. IFor a more accurate estimation using your individual circumstances, call Legal Expert today for your free consultation now.
If you choose a personal injury lawyer, it could be a No Win No Fee broken glass accident claim. So, what does this mean? This means that you will not have to pay upfront or ongoing fees to your solicitor. Instead, you will only pay your fee if you win your compensation claim. So, your fee will be paid out your final settlement, meaning that there is no financial risk to you. Furthermore, making a No Win No Fee broken glass accident claim is the more affordable option for clients. So, to enquire about No Win No Fee, call us today to speak to one of our friendly advisors.
If you experience a broken glass injury, you should hire the right personal injury solicitor to handle your claim. Why choose Legal Expert to win you the compensation for a broken glass injury that you are entitled to? So, Legal Expert’s solicitors have up to 30 years of experience, so you’re bound to be in good hands. What’s more, our personal injury lawyers are known for their integrity. Furthermore, they push you to get the maximum compensation you deserve after a slip trip or fall on broken glass.
For free legal advice and to see whether or not you have a legitimate claim, call Legal Expert for your free consultation. So, if you have grounds to make a broken glass accident claim, we will estimate how much compensation you can claim and find the right solicitor to handle your claim, who will proceed with your case right away. Call us today to start your broken glass injury claim and seek justice for your injuries.
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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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