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Glass Laceration Compensation Claims
If you have suffered an injury caused by glass in an incident that was not your fault, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our solicitors regularly help the victims of serious glass cuts claim the compensation they deserve, helping them cover hospital and rehabilitation costs, as well as expenses incurred as a result of the injury.
How JMW Can Help
Our team of personal injury solicitors has years of experience in dealing with claims involving glass lacerations, so we understand how difficult a time this can be for you. We also appreciate how difficult it can be if you have been forced to stay off work while you recover.
That’s why we will do our utmost to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible, allowing you to focus on returning to the position you were in before your injuries. Compensation can help pay for lost earnings, expert medical treatment and rehabilitation, as well as any support required to help you come to terms with your injuries.
Causes of Glass Injuries
Glass tends to cause cuts, deep lacerations and, in the worst cases, partially or completely severed body parts. Cuts will often affect exposed parts of the body, such as your hands, face and head, particularly if you fall on to glass or are near a window that shatters.
Accidents involving broken glass can occur for many reasons, including:
- Accidents or assaults in pubs, bars and restaurants
- Falls on to or through glass
- Walking into unmarked glass
- Road traffic accidents
The amount of compensation you will receive if you make a claim will depend on the severity of your injury.
Who is Responsible?
Finding out who is liable for your injury depends on where the accident took place. If it was in the workplace and evidence can be provided to show that your employer acted negligently by failing to create a safe working environment, they will be held accountable.
If your laceration was caused by a road traffic accident, you will be able to make a claim against the driver who was at fault.
Finally, if you were cut by glass in a shop, pub, restaurant or another public place, liability lies with the person responsible for your safety at that time, which is usually the owner or manager of the venue.
Whatever the circumstances surrounding your injury, if it was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.