What is a laceration?
A laceration is a flesh wound caused when a sharp object cuts the skin. Mild lacerations or cuts can heal of their own accord over a few days or weeks, whereas more serious injuries can require skin grafts or stitches to heal.
Lacerations are commonplace in many work environments, but especially so in those that have a number of sharp knives, machinery or tools on site. It can often be the case that unforeseen sharp objects such as nails or broken glass can be the cause of lacerations, too.
Could I claim compensation for a laceration injury?
If you have suffered a laceration at work, you could be eligible to claim Glenrothes accident at work compensation if the negligence of another party has caused your injury.
Your employer is legally responsible for ensuring you are safe at work, and if they have failed to do this, they should be held responsible if this failure has resulted in you sustaining an injury.
How much could I claim?
The amount you could be owed in Glenrothes accident at work compensation will be established taking into account a number of factors.
The severity of the injury, the amount you have had to pay in medical care, the cost of any additional expenses such as travel to and from medical appointments, money lost in wages and more will be taken into account when determining the final sum you could claim.
An Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will analyse these factors, along with the overall emotional impact the accident and injury has had on your and your loved ones to ensure you are awarded the maximum amount possible. Getting an idea of what this could be is easy with our online claims calculator.
Through this tool, you can enter a few details about your case and be looking at an estimate in just thirty seconds. If you want to discuss your case in more detail, we have claims advisers available to have no-obligation consultations over the phone. Accident Advice Helpline helps with awards of over £30 million a year in compensation, and if you are struggling to adjust to life after sustaining a laceration at work, we’ll do our best to make sure you are adequately compensated.
If you are living with lacerations caused by the negligence of an employer or colleague, make sure you seek justice in the form of financial compensation. Accident Advice Helpline, one of the UK’s top personal injury law firms, can help you claim the highest possible amount quickly and easily. And with our ‘no win, no fee’ policy, there is nothing payable upfront, making it easier financially for you to afford the expert help of Accident Advice Helpline to claim Glenrothes accident at work compensation.
To find out more about making a claim following an accident in which you sustained a laceration injury, contact us today on freephone 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 12th September 2014
Author: David Brown