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- How Much Compensation Could I Receive for Broken Glass Personal Injury Claims?
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- What are the Risks of Broken Glass?
- Can Broke or Fractured Glass Cause Serious Injury?
- Can Broke Glass Be Fatal?
- Who is Vulnerable to Injury from Broken Glass?
- Are Some Properties More Vulnerable to Broken Glass Than Others?
- How Can I Protect My Glass from Breaking?
- Will Double Glazing Prevent Glass from Breaking?
- How Much Will Broke Glass Cost to Repair?
- Who is Responsible for Repairing Broken Glass?
- Can I Claim for an Injury Caused by Broken Glass in the UK?
- Can I Claim if My Pet or Child is Injured by Broken Glass?
- Will I Be Able to Claim for Broken Glass Injuries in the UK?
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In some cases, you may even be able to claim for compensation if you were the one who broke the glass. So long as you can prove that the property owner was negligent in their positioning or placement of the glass, you will be able to make a claim for compensation.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our experienced team are here to provide no-win, no-fee legal advice and services. We can help you to understand if you’re eligible for compensation. If you are, we will help you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life.
The amount of compensation that you can receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. Any long-term injuries will be worth more than short-term injuries. Whether you’ve suffered a long-term or short-term injury, a glass breakage personal injury claim is essential.
When you make a claim for compensation following a glass breakage injury, you will be able to claim for a wide range of things. This can include any medical or veterinary costs that you’re required to pay following the injury. You can also claim for personal suffering, loss of potential wages and any long-term injuries that you might have suffered.
The more severe your injuries, the more compensation you are entitled to. Broken or fractured glass injuries are common in the UK. Over the years, the team at Tylers Solicitors has worked to deliver a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services. We have helped clients from all walks of life to get the compensation they are entitled. Whether you’re the one to have suffered the injury, or you’re claiming on behalf of your child (or even your pet), get in touch today.
Compensation Amounts for Broken Glass Injuries
The compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries, lost wages and the level of pain and suffering you’ve been forced to go through. The more serious your injuries, the more you’ll be able to claim for.
|Type of Broken Glass Injury||Description||Typical Amount of Compensation|
|Minor to Serious Hand Injuries||This can include minor or serious injuries to your hand or fingers. This can also include the severance of fingers, or injury to tendons which can result in long-term injuries.||£2,500 to £35,000.|
|Minor to Serious Foot Injuries||Glass breakage can cause serious injury to your feet and lower limbs. It is possible to lose toes, sustain deep lacerations or suffer damage to your tendons. Sometimes, it is possible for your feet to sustain damage to the point that they require amputation.||£4,300 to £129,000.|
|Long-Term Scarring||If you’ve sustained a serious, long-term scar, then you may be able to claim for compensation. This scar could be purely cosmetic, or it could cause long-term pain or even limit your mobility. If this scar appears on the face, it could be worth even more.||£1,500 to £16,000.|
Whenever a glass pane breaks, it can cause glass shards or fragments to fall. Broken glass can be extremely sharp-edged; as such, this can lead to serious problems. Glass breakages can be caused by:
- Window Units.
- Glass Doors.
- Office Partitions.
- Car Windscreens.
Broken glass is most commonly caused by an impact on a window or a glass door. Some of the most common causes of glass breakage in the UK include:
- Impacts, including:
- Rugby Balls.
It is possible for glass to spontaneously break. Toughened, or tempered glass, can appear to break. Some of the most common causes include:
- Minor Damage during Installation.
- Binding of the Glass.
- Internal Defects within the Glass.
- Glass Thermal Stress.
- Inadequate Glass Thickness.
When attempting to identify the cause of your glass breakage, you should look at the damage pattern. Impact breaks are easily identifiable by a clear starburst pattern. The position of loose glass can show you the direction the impact came from.
Broken glass can be hazardous if not cleaned up immediately. Depending on the kind of glass, the shards can be extremely sharp. They can cut fingers and any other body part they encounter. They can also cause injury when showering onto passers-by.
It is possible for glass breakage to cause serious injury. The past, sharp glass has severed veins and arteries. Shards of glass have also caused people to lose fingers or cut tendons in their arms while attempting clean-up.
Depending on the location of the injury, glass shards can be fatal. Severing a vein/artery can cause the person to fatally bleed. In some cases, glass breakage has resulted in windpipes being cut, which can prevent the injured person from breathing.
Anyone in the local area is vulnerable to injury from glass breakage. Children and pets are the most likely to suffer from glass breakage injuries. Both children and pets are more likely to suffer serious injury due to their size.
Any property with glass windows, doors or other features are vulnerable to glass breakage. Domestic properties with children are the most vulnerable, as they can kick footballs through windowpanes. Also, properties close to golf courses are vulnerable due to errant golf balls.
It can be difficult to protect your glass without impacting the usability of these features. One of the most effective ways of preventing glass windows, doors and other features from breaking is to replace the glass with toughened glass or double glazing.
Double glazing is more resilient to damage than single glazing. These units are made up of two different panes of glass. That means that they will still be usable features in your home/business when one layer does sustain damage.
This will depend on the style of unit and glass. It can be cheaper/more convenient to replace the entire unit rather than just the glass. Depending on the damage, you might also need to swap out for a more reliable glass feature.
The property owner will be responsible for repairing broken glass. However, if the glass was broken by someone else, they will be able to make a claim for property damage compensation. This will normally cover the cause of the glass/unit replacement.
If you’ve sustained an injury caused by glass breakage, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. This can either be against the person responsible for breaking the glass, or the property owner for neglecting to repair/clean up the glass.
If your pet or child has been injured due to broken glass, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. This can cover veterinary bills, in addition to the worry, pain and suffering that you and your child have suffered.
Here in the UK, you will be able to make a compensation claim following any kind of broken glass injury. If you’ve suffered as the result of glass breakage that wasn’t cleared away, get in touch with our experienced team today. We can help you to get the compensation that you need to move on with your life. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts are here to help you move on with your life.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, our no-win, no-fee team can deliver a range of legal services to all kinds of clients. Whether you’re claiming against a property owner, a former employer or vandal who damaged your property, get in touch today.
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If you’re looking to make a personal injury claim for compensation following a broken glass injury, get in touch today. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can deliver a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services. If you’ve suffered any kind of glass breakage injury, our team are here for you.
Over the years, our no-win, no-fee team of legal experts have worked on a wide range of cases. We can help you to get the compensation that you deserve. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. You can reach us directly by calling us on 0800 699 0079. You can also send any questions or concerns through our simple online contact form. We promise to get back to you as soon as we can.
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