So I have two characters that get in a fight and one of them falls through a glass table.
I've scouted around on NaNoWriMo forums and googled a range of combinations including fall/table/glass/window/arms/injury but haven't found any specific answers. I checked the posts on here too but nothing came up that was specific enough for my scenario.
The characters are both female, around 17 years old. The fight goes awry and they both go crashing into the table. One girl cops it arms-first as she tries to break her fall.
I'd like her to end up with some pretty severe scars on her forearms, but I want to avoid nerve damage and a near-death experience. It can be serious but I'd prefer it not to be potentially fatal if possible. Plenty of blood and gore is ok as long as it doesn't lead to her being on the brink of death.
If she has serious wounds on both her arms, what would be the hospital procedure for this? Stitches? How many?
Did she cut a major artery (or will that only lead to potentially-fatal injury)?
How long would she be in hospital?
How long will the injuries take to heal?
What will the scars/injuries look like after a couple weeks, after a month, after a year?
Anything else I should know that I haven't asked?
For reference, this is present day, girls are in a boarding school scenario so teachers, not parents, will be involved.
Thanks in advance for any help you're able to give :)