Glass is everywhere - it is in our workplaces, in our cars, buses, public places, schools, nurseries and homes. We are never far from its dangers, yet we often underestimate its potential to cause serious injury.
A severe glass injury can lead to a potentially serious injury and many solicitors in the UK have represented claimants who have wished to claim compensation for glass injuries which have been caused by another party.
The most minor of these glass injuries will require basic stitches, more serious injuries might cause damage to tendons or nerves, while those at the most severe end of the scale may even cause arterial or spinal damage.
There can be added complications if the glass that causes the injury is contaminated with any kind of microbial bacteria. In such cases infection can develop.
These are the most common environments for a glass accident to occur. Whether it is a broken bottle, broken glass, broken glass cabinet or broken window the prevalence of glass in such busy and sometimes alcohol fueled environments can be extremely hazardous.
Having weak, unreinforced, glass in a window makes it vulnerable to impact and increases the risk of someone falling through it and suffering serious injury.
Even when glass is reinforced, it is a good idea to move all furniture away from the window, so that no child can climb the furniture and risk a potentially fatal fall from height.
Ensuring that any glass doors, windows or panels are marked is an invaluable precaution against an accident.
Many people, particularly children, sustain glass injuries simply because they have not noticed the presence of a glass panel. In such cases, the insurer of the property where the person sustained personal injury will be considered liable for any resulting compensation claim.
While most people who have glass furniture in their homes are likely to appreciate its attractiveness, few are likely to realise its potential could lead to a severe injury.
If you or a member of your family has suffered a glass related injury that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a no win, no fee claim for compensation. Our experienced injury solicitors each specialise are widely recognised as being among the best in the UK and will do their level best to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to as the result of your injury from glass.
If you wish to be put in touch with one of our glass injury solicitors today, simply call 0800 10 757 95.
Alternatively, you may wish to discuss your claim on e-chat, request we call you back at a convenient time or fill out an online claim form.
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