I Tripped Over A Bottle Or Glass And Was Injured, Can I Claim Compensation?
Have you been injured because you tripped over a bottle or were cut by glass that was left on the floor? Maybe you were cut by broken glass, stepped on broken glass that had been left on the floor, or suffered a nightclub broken glass injury. If the accident was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. You can trust the team and personal injury solicitors at Legal Expert to conduct your claim. We are a known and law firm which specialises in personal injury claims. Our solicitors have handled claims like these for years or decades, so you’re claim will be in safe hands. What’s more, we will push to win you the highest possible amount of damages that you are entitled to, so your claim won’t be undervalued.
Before making this type of claim, clients may ask us questions such as, “I tripped over a bottle or glass can I claim?” If the accident was caused by negligence on the part of someone else, then yes you could be able to claim. You can make a trip claim for a pavement accident, supermarket accident or a nightclub accident. You can also claim for a broken glass cut, laceration or a work injury claim if you tripped over a bottle or glass and were injured at work.
If you have tripped over a bottle or glass and have been injured, call Legal Expert today, and see if you are able to claim compensation for the party responsible. If the advisor believes you are entitled to claim, we could then assign an excellent slip, trip and fall claims solicitor to handle your case. Call us today on 0800 073 8804 for your free consultation. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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- A Guide To Claiming Compensation If Injured By Tripping Over A Bottle Or Glass?
- What Is A Bottle Or Glass Trip Accident?
- Who Could Be Liable For Me Tripping On A Bottle?
- Trips Caused By Discarded Bottles In A Nightclub
- Trips Caused By Bottles Or Glass In A Shop
- Accidents And Injuries Caused By Faulty Bottles
- How Are Glass Injuries Treated?
- How Could I Be Compensated If I Tripped Over A Bottle Or Glass?
- Tripped Over A Bottle – Personal Injury Claim Calculator
- No Win No Fee Claims For Tripping Over A Bottle Or Glass Accidents
- How Could Legal Expert Help Me?
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If you have tripped over a bottle or glass and been injured as a result, you could be entitled to claim compensation if the accident was not your fault. You could trip over a bottle or glass in many places including a shop, nightclub, bar, a workplace or on a pavement. The management of venues, employers, and public landowners such as councils that run the pavement
What sort of injuries can be caused by tripping over a bottle or glass that has been left on the floor? You could suffer a slip, trip or fall injury. This could include being injured suffering a soft tissue injury such as a sprain or strain, or even a broken or fractured bone. Sometimes when people slip, trip or fall they injure their hand or wrist, because they put their hand out to protect their fall. Tripping over a bottle or glass or stepping on broken glass can also cause you to suffer a broken glass cut or laceration.
If your injuries caused by a bottle or glass left on the floor were serious enough for you to have to take three or more days off work, or had a significant effect on you, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
Remember Legal Expert have a team of personal injury solicitor as well as lawyers who could handle your claim. Call us today for your free accident claims and personal injury consultation. If our team feels that you could successfully make a claim, one of our team of personal injury solicitors could handle your case.
Claims for slip, trip and fall accidents are the most common type of accident claim that we deal with. This is because a slip, trip or fall accident can easily be caused by a spillage, an obstructive item, or hazardous flooring such as a loose piece of carpet or a broken paving slab. Whilst most slip, trip and fall injuries result in minor injuries, such as shallow cuts or bruises, which heal on their own in a matter of days, others can result in serious injuries, especially if they result in the person falling from a height, or falling down a staircase. Slip, trip or fall injuries can result in severe cuts, broken or fractured bones, soft tissue injuries or in extreme cases a person being impaled by a sharp object that they fall onto.
If a bottle or glass is left in the floor, it can cause someone to slip if they step on it and it rolls away under their feet. Similarly, they can trip over the object. This can cause a fall injury. Similarly, if you stepped on broken glass you could also experience a cut or laceration injury. These could be surface level cuts or deep level lacerations. Both can require medical treatment to remove pieces or splinters of broken glass in the person’s body.
Many clients ask us “I tripped over a bottle or glass, can I claim?” If the accident was not your fault and you were significantly injured as a result then you could be liable to claim. In order to claim compensation, your solicitor will have to be able to prove that another party was liable for your injuries.
To prove that another part is liable for your slip, trip and fall accident your personal injury claims solicitor will need to provide evidence of many different points. Firstly, you will need to provide evidence that the person responsible owed you a duty of care. According to The Occupiers Liability Act of 1957, proprietors of businesses such as shops, cafes or nightclubs owe their customers, workers and other people who use their business a duty of care. This means that they are responsible for providing them with a safe environment in which to work, shop, eat or drink. Similarly, the Health And Safety At Work Act of 1974 states that employers owe their employees a duty of care. This means that they are supposed to provide them with a safe and hygienic environment in which to work. If an establishment or workplace neglects their duty of care towards a stakeholder and the person is injured as a result, then they could be held liable for the person’s injuries and have to pay them compensation.
To prove that the party neglected their duty of care, your solicitor will have to provide evidence that the staff knew about the bottle, glass or broken glass on the floor and failed to clear it away, or mark it as a hazard. Alternatively, that a member of staff was a cause of the hazard. The reasonableness of your claim may also be taken into account. For example, if your accident was also caused in part by your own clumsiness, misjudgement or foolish behaviour, then you may not be able to claim. Alternatively the Defendant (party you are claiming compensation from) may only be held partially liable for your claim. For example, if you had your accident whilst under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol and that affected your judgement, the Defendant may only be partially liable for your injuries. For example, if you are judged to be 25% liable for your injuries, you will only receive 75% of the compensation you could have claimed, if the Defendant had been judged to be fully liable.
We will now look at ways that people are commonly injured if they tripped over a bottle or glass.
You can make a broken glass injury claim, or a trip and fall claim if you have been injured by discarded bottles in a nightclub. Unfortunately in pubs, bars and other similar venues, patrons sometimes discard bottles or glasses on the floor, rather than leaving them on the table to be disposed of properly. If the venue’s staff see discarded bottles or glasses then they are supposed to clear it up immediately, especially if pieces of broken glass are on the floor. They are also supposed to warn customers who are behaving in this responsible manner, not to continue this behaviour. If necessary, they can ask them to leave.
If you have suffered a nightclub broken glass injury, were cut by broken glass, or suffered a trip and fall accident you could be entitled to make a nightclub accident claim for your injuries. Call Legal Expert today and if you are entitled to claim, we have a team of personal injury claim lawyers who could conduct your trip claim.
Shops have a duty of care towards their customers, which means that they have to ensure that the store is a safe environment in which to shop. If a customer is injured by a fallen bottle, or glass on the floor (for example, a bottle that has fallen on the shelf, or stock that is not being correctly stored, they could be held accountable for their injuries.
If you have experienced any for of accident in a shop or supermarket accident because you stepped on broken glass leading to a broken glass cut, or tripped over a bottle and glass and was injured, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim. Call us today to speak to a well informed personal injury claims advisor and if we believe that you are entitled to compensation, we will provide you with an excellent slip, trip or fall claims solicitor to handle your case.
As well as causing a slip, trip and fall injury, bottles can also cause accidents if they are faulty. The Consumer Protection Act Of 1987 states that goods must be of a safe standard and not put consumers at risk. In recent years there have been two separate cases of consumers being injured by faulty wine bottles, purchased from a supermarket chain.
If you have been injured in a broken glass accident caused by a faulty glass bottle, you could be entitled to claim compensation. This can include a broken glass cut, or laceration. Call Legal Expert today and we can provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor to handle your compensation claim.
If you are injured because you tripped over a bottle or glass, or experience a broken glass injury, it is important that you seek the correct medical attention as soon as possible. If you have a minor injury, you could apply pressure to the skin to reduce the bleeding, whilst you are on your way to the doctor’s surgery or hospital. Do not do this if it is a severe or deep cut. Do not try to pull the glass out yourself, or you can create further cuts or lacerations. A very deep cut could sever an artery causing you to bleed to death. This is why it is important to visit a doctor or hospital as soon as possible, as the doctors and nurses will know how to remove the glass and close the wound up effectively.
If you have been injured because you tripped out a bottle or glass in an accident that was not your fault, you could be awarded a large compensation package for your injuries. Your compensation package could include both general as well as special damages. We will now look at what this means in more detail below.
General damages are often the primary part of a compensation package. They reward the injured person for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity they have experienced. They are usually the larger part of a compensation package.
Special damages are the secondary part of a compensation package. They compensate the injured person for any expenses or financial losses they have had as a result of their injuries.
Examples of special damages can include:
- Medical expenses: If you have needed any private medical treatment or medication for you injuries, your medical expenses will cover these.
- Loss of income: If you had to take time off work after tripping over a bottle or glass on the floor, you can claim any salary or in work benefits payments that you lost.
- Mobility equipment or home adaptation expenses: If you have been made disabled because of your injuries, you can claim compensation to pay for any mobility equipment or home adaptations you may now need.
- Travel expenses: This can include the cost of parking at a hospital, expenses travelling to and from hospital or doctor’s appointments or the cost of taxis if you were temporarily unable to drive.
- Care expenses: During your recovery you may have had help or care from a relative or friend. If they had to take time off work to do so, you could be able to claim compensation for this.
If you tripped over a bottle or glass and are wondering, “Can I claim?” call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to make a trip claim, or make a claim for a pavement accident, supermarket accident or a nightclub accident involving misplaced bottles or glasses. If you legitimately have grounds on which to make a personal injury claim, one of our excellent lawyers will start working on your compensation case right away.
Have you tripped over a bottle or glass and been injured? If the accident was not your fault, you could be owed compensation. Use our personal injury claims calculator to estimate how much you could claim in general damages (our personal injury claims calculator does not include estimations of special damages).
|Body part injured||How serious was it||Comments||Potential compensation|
|Hands||Serious hand injury||Such as where fingers hand been amputated and/ or where the usage of the hand is less than 50%.||£25,430 to £54,280|
|Hand||Less serious hand injuries||Severe injuries which could or will require surgery to rectify.||£12,670 to £25,430|
|Hand||Moderate hand injury||This may include serious and deep cuts or lacerations.||£5,110 to £11,640|
|Finger(s)||Serious injury to middle finger or ring finger||Serious levels of injury affecting the usability of the hands and fingers.||£13,080 to £14,330|
|Thumb(s)||Very serious thumb injuries.||These may be similar to the injuries affecting a finger, but which affect the thumb.||£17,190 to £30,700|
|Thumb(s)||Moderate thumb injuries.||Where they may be injuries to the tendons or the nerves of the thumb. Feeling and usability may be affected.||£8,470 to £11,040|
|Neck||Minor neck injuries (i)||Injuries which will heal in one or two years.||£3,810 to £6,920|
|Back||Moderate injuries to the back (ii)||There may be various injuries affecting the back.||£10,970 to £24,340|
|Toe(s)||Moderate levels of toe injury||These may include moderate soft tissue injuries.||Up to £8,420|
|Elbow(s)||Moderate levels of elbow injury.||This may include joint or soft tissue injuries.||Up to £11,040|
Alternatively, call Legal Expert today to speak to one of our well informed personal injury claims advisors. If you have the right to claim, we can accurately estimate how much compensation you could be owed in general damages and special damages.
If you have been injured because you tripped over a bottle or glass, picked up a faulty glass bottle which broke in your hands, or were cut by broken glass, you could be entitled to claim compensation if the accident was not your fault. We can offer you the option to make a no win no fee claim for your injuries. No win no fee means that you will only have to pay your solicitors fee if your claim is successful. In the unlikely instance that your claim is not successful, you will not have to pay us a penny. For many of our clients making a no win no fee claim is the more secure way to claim.
To learn more about your options, including making a no win no fee claim for a broken glass injury, call Legal Expert today to discuss your claim.
If you have been injured because you tripped over a bottle, or stepped on broken glass, because of someone else’s negligence, call Legal Expert today. We can provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to handle your case. Our lawyers will always fight to win their clients the best possible settlement. So call us today to begin your claim.
To begin your claim, call us today, or use our online claims form to contact us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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