My glasses got broken at work - do I have to pay for the replacement myself?
Just before I went on study leave about 10 weeks ago the floppy door of the chiller flicked the glasses off my face and the glasses broke.
I made do with my space pair of glasses until now as the prescription is not tooo bad and I was stressed and didn’t have time to get them fixed as lots of exams.
Well I am going on holiday next week and so decided I should get my new pair of glasses as I also don’t want the bad prescription to damage my eyes. Two days ago I spent just over £100 on a new pair of glasses (more expensive due to thinning required for my prescription).
I didn’t really think about it at the time but maybe the supermarket (uk) that I work for should be paying for this?
Or is it my duty to pay for them?
Thanks for any help.
- TavyLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
Are you serious ? You were too close to the door and it knocked off your glasses? The door did not suddenly open by itself and smack you in the face?
We do have not the compensation culture here in the U.K. as the US.
- Anonymous6 months ago
You fought the chiller and the chiller won, eh? Why didn't you just wear your space glasses to work? Those things are supposed to be indestructible like they're made outta magic space dust or something. Lol.
- Casey YLv 76 months ago
While you may have had an argument when this happened that they should replace...10 weeks later is far too long.
- babyboomer1001Lv 76 months ago
Your glasses - your responsibility. Don't complain. My glasses cost me almost SEVEN times the cost of yours - frames and prescription, four years ago. It's time for me to update my prescription too $☹️.Source(s): Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Employment law experience.
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- Jerry SLv 76 months ago
yes, it is your responsibility to pay for the replacement glasses.
- JudyLv 76 months ago
yes you pay for them yourself
- Anonymous6 months ago
Yes, that is your responsibility. Next time get your head out of the way.
- A Yahoo UserLv 76 months ago
Even if the accident is not your fault (if the "floppy door" was not operating as it should, and its malfunction led to the breakage)
I doubt that it's worth the cost of attempting a law suit.
If the "floppy door" was operating as it should I see no case for you.
You can try telling the manager / supervisor what happened and VERY nicely and politely ask if the store will reimburse you
but don't expect that they will
and don't insist or complain that they should.
- LollyLv 76 months ago
How is it their fault you misjudged while opening the door? I'm all for taking the company to task, but this one sounds as if it was your fault.
- DavidLv 76 months ago
If you can prove it was the fault of the super market where you work then they are liable.