What to do if you get a cut
Whether you have a very minor cut, or something more serious, it is important to know what you should do in order to keep it clean and avoid infection. Small cuts on their own are not exactly a major threat to your health, but if they are not dealt with properly they can cause serious complications, which can lead to further illness or problems. If you sustain cuts and grazes as the result of a Boston car accident then this is probably the least of your worries, but you should still get checked out so that everything can be taken care of.
You may be able to claim compensation against the person who caused your injuries if you were in a Boston car accident which was not your fault. Claiming compensation can help you to get better medical care, and take time off work without having to struggle financially.
Getting help for compensation after a Boston car accident
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team about your Boston car accident and find out whether or not you have a good case for compensation. If you do then you will be passed over to dedicated personal injury lawyers, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve for your Boston car accident . Your lawyers will also work on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim, making the claims process easier on you.
- Put pressure on it. The easiest way to stop bleeding so that you can clean the wound is to put pressure on it. You will want to use a soft, clean cloth to do this to avoid infection. A few minutes will usually be enough, but if it continues to bleed, wait for up 15 minutes. After 15 minutes has passed, you will need to seek medical attention if you are still bleeding.
- Clean the wound with water. Use cool, clean water, preferably bottled water or water from a tap in order to be sure that it is clean and won’t cause any infection. The water should wash out any grit or dirt, but if not you may wipe it gently to get out all of the dirt you can.
- Apply antiseptic. Antiseptic ointment, lotion or spray will all work well to help sterilise the wound and ensure that there is no chance of infection.
- Dry the wound and cover it. Make sure that the wound is completely dry before you cover it or you risk causing problems with bacteria. Use a breathable dressing to cover the wound and remove it daily to let the cut breathe.
- Leave it alone. Don’t pick at or touch it until it is completely healed, or you can cause an infection later on.