Due to the nature of their work, anglers are particularly susceptible to work-related infection and illness, especially of the hands. It is not uncommon for anglers to suffer from infected cuts, should they sustain lacerations caused by fishhooks, knives and wires.
These accidents at work can vary in severity, causing slight discomfort, to severe flu-like symptoms and hospitalisation.
Treatment of fishing-related infected cuts
The most effective way to prevent anglers from suffering infected cuts is for them to regularly wash their hands, using antibacterial wipes, lotions, and warm soapy water on their return home.
In the angling profession, cuts are often unavoidable. To reduce the risk of sustaining infected cuts, anglers should seek medical attention immediately following all deep-tissue lacerations. It is suitable to self-treat mild cuts and abrasions, but this should also be done immediately.
In the case that inflammation or intolerable pain occurs, you should seek medical attention and take a course of prescribed antibiotics.
Claiming compensation for fishing accidents
If you have been injured at work in an angling accident through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the harm you have been made to suffer.
While you are at work, your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety. In the case that you suffer an injury, due to your employer’s negligence, they can be held liable for failing in their legal duty of care.
All accidents at work are unique, which is why at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of work-related injury and illness. During this initial consultation, we will assess the basis of your claim, and determine both where liability is likely to lie and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch with us
For more information on claiming work accident compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number.
Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call to us. Whenever is best for you, were waiting to take your call.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice