Clean a wound without medical supplies – injury lawyers in Waltham Cross
In a number of cases, when there is an accident, there won’t be proper medical supplies to hand to clean any wounds and stop bleeding. Luckily it is possible to appropriately clean a wound using just things which may be to hand, and this can help to keep the wound clean and free of infection until you or the victim is able to get to a doctor or hospital. It is important to clean a wound as soon as possible, or infection can actually aggravate the situation and make it much worse.
- Clean away any debris. Any water can clean a wound efficiently, as long as it is clean. Water does not have antibacterial properties, but will help to remove any grit, debris or dirt from the wound. Drinking water is fine, but if none is to hand then a stream or other source of running water will help.
- Stop the bleeding. If you have to wait for paramedics then it is imperative that you stop the wound bleeding as much as you possibly can. To do this simply you will want to apply pressure on the wound using a porous substance. Clothing, rags or blankets will do this. A tourniquet will stop the bleeding, but can also cause further injury, so only apply one of these if absolutely necessary.
- Use soap and water or even alcohol to clean to wound. If you are just trying to stop the bleeding from a wound then it is best to continue to do this until a doctor can be reached. But if the blood has stopped then this is the time to use soap and water to try to thoroughly clean the wound. Be gentle and dab, rather than rub, the wound.
When to find compensation claim lawyers in Waltham Cross
If you have sustained a serious injury from an accident which was not your fault then you may want to compensation claim lawyers in Waltham Cross and make a claim for compensation.
It can be difficult to know where to go to find the right injury lawyers in Waltham Cross to handle your claim, as you will want them to be knowledgeable and experienced, but not to cost the earth.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with a dedicated and experienced team of injury lawyers in Waltham Cross.
The helpline will help you to accurately assess whether you have a good case for compensation or not, and if you do will help you through the entire claims process, from start to finish.
All our compensation claim lawyers in Waltham Cross work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and you shouldn’t even have to go to court. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993, 24 hours a day.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: David Brown