A laceration is the official word for a cut. A cut can range from quite a small affair to something far more serious that could even be a threat to life. For example, a cut may just damage the skin if it is a fairly minor one. However there are times when cuts can be very deep and result in a severe loss of blood. The deeper a cut goes, the more likely it is that it could result in a severed artery or vein, or damage to ligaments, muscles or even bone.
As you can see then, no two lacerations could be the same. They can occur anywhere on the body as well, from the extremities to the main trunk of the body. As such, if you have lacerations that you suffered in the past three years, and you are wondering whether body laceration compensation could be due to you, the amount you may win might vary. This will depend on a selection of assorted factors.
How severe was the laceration?
It doesn’t matter whether you suffered one laceration or several. Each one will be taken into account in terms of its severity and how much underlying damage was caused at the time. In some cases there could be ongoing nerve damage for example. If a cut is deep it can cut through nerves and you may never regain feeling in that part of your body.
On the other hand you may have suffered a selection of smaller lacerations, perhaps in an accident at work or in a car crash. Either way, these lacerations will be taken into account when assessing the body laceration compensation amount that might be granted in your situation.
Providing evidence of negligence
This is perhaps the most important thing you should keep in mind when you are wondering if compensation may be payable in your case. Evidence of negligence will help support any case you wish to make, and this is also something a professional injury compensation lawyer can help with.
If you call us at Accident Advice Helpline now, we can let you know whether compensation might be paid to you in the near future. Our lawyers have extensive experience of dealing with all kinds of claims, so if you call on 0800 689 0500 you could find out whether they could help you out as well.