A week or so ago my grandson fell through a ground-level window at our rented home. He suffered relatively minor cuts (given the OK by the ambulance who attended and by the local Doc) and we called in the glazier recommended by our real-estate agent to fix said window.
Now, the house is about 100yrs old, and the glass in the window was not the approved safety glass that is now mandatory for all windows at ground level (and up to 500mm). Obviously, the glass that was installed by the glazier IS the approved glass, and more expensive of course.
Would we have a case to ask the owner to recompense us for some of the cost of the replacement glass? Given that if it had the safety glass installed in the first place, a) kid wouldn’t have fallen through it, and b) wouldn’t have suffered any injury if he HAD fallen through it.
What say Dopers?