Treating deep cuts and working with the best lawyers in Oxford
If you have been in an accident then you may have sustained a deep cut which needs to be seen to. You should never leave a cut or simply wrap it up because deep cuts have the likelihood of being infected and may need stitches. A wound gives bacteria a straight route to infecting the rest of your body, as it is an open and damaged area. It is best to get the wound to heal as quickly as possible. Here are some tips on treating your wound and making sure that it heals quickly and effectively.
- Apply pressure using a cloth, towel or napkin. Pressure will help to stem the flow of blood, which will make the wound start to close itself up as quickly as possible. Make sure that whatever you use doesn’t have loose fibres which could become trapped in the wound and cause infection.
- Disinfect the wound. Depending on where you are will affect what you have to hand to do this. In the best case scenario you would have antiseptic ointment or cream to put on the wound, but otherwise you can use light soap. In the worst case scenario use water or alcohol simply to clean to wound and make sure that anything trapped in the cut doesn’t stay there to cause infection.
- Bandage the wound with an appropriately fitting bandage. If the cut is small but deep then you may get away with using a standard size plaster. Otherwise you will need to cut a length of bandage and place some gauze over the wound before bandaging. If you have antiseptic cream to hand then you can place this on the gauze before wrapping the bandage around both the cut and the gauze.
- Speak to a doctor. Even if you feel that you have handled the cut appropriately, it is always worthwhile going to a doctor to see if you need stitches and to get help keeping infection away.
When to find the best lawyers in Oxford
If the reason for your injury is an accident that was the fault of someone else, or caused by the negligence of another party, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. If you live in Oxford then the best way to claim compensation is to do so through an injury lawyer. An injury lawyer in Oxford- or around the UK- is able to process your claim more effectively, as they will know everything there is to know about the law when it comes to compensation.
Call the Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to a member of the friendly, helpful team. The team can talk you through your claim and let you know whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do, then you will be passed over to some of the best lawyers in Oxford, who will work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 18th October 2013
Author: David Brown