Do you need to make a claim after sustaining a deep cut?
Whilst it is relatively common to suffer a small cut or graze, if you sustain a serious or deep cut, it may be classed as a serious injury. Depending on where you are cut, blood loss can occur at a rapid rate and you may require urgent, life-saving treatment.
Whilst you may need to visit a doctor or your local hospital in order for them to stitch the wound closed, they will actually do far more than this. In addition to closing the cut, they will also make sure that it is clean and that nothing is left in the wound. If, for example, you were cut by a piece of glass, doctors would need to ensure that no shards of glass are embedded in the wound. If anything was left on or under your skin, it could easily cause the wound to become infected and it’s likely that you would require further treatment.
Depending on the type of injury you’ve sustained, doctors may be able to close the wound using dissolvable stitches. This means that you may not require any further treatment and you may not even have to visit the hospital again. However, is disposable stitches aren’t an appropriate way to close the cut, doctors may need to see you again when the wound has healed in order to remove the stitches.
Whilst you may sustain scarring from this type of injury, a cut or laceration doesn’t normally cause patients to suffer an long term side effects. As long as you didn’t sustain any internal damage to your muscles or ligaments, it’s likely that the wound will heal well with the appropriate treatment. Of course, you may be advised to rest or to keep the wound elevated whilst you recover but if you follow the advice of your doctors, you should be able to make a good recovery.
Are you an accident victim in Waveney?
If you didn’t accidentally cause the cut yourself, you may want to consider making a compensation claim as an accident victim in Waveney. As long as you can show that someone or something else caused your injury, it’s likely that your ‘no win, no fee’ Waveney claim will be successful and you could obtain compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve been through.
If you’ve been an accident victim in Waveney, why not contact us? Our personal injury team are always happy to assist new and potential claimants and we’ll even provide free no obligation advice.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more or to make your claim today!