Cuts, grazes and even wounds do not necessarily have to be that serious, unless they are very deep. Unless a cut hits an artery then you are unlikely to bleed out because of it, and if it is treated quickly you shouldn’t have to worry about infection. However, the kinds of cuts and wounds you can sustain when you have been injured in Bolton can be very serious purely because they often come into contact with dirt and grime which can cause infection.
Similarly, if you have sustained broken bones and other serious injuries in a car accident, cuts are likely to be the least of your worries, so you will pay less attention to them. However, if a cut becomes infected then you may end up with serious illnesses that could be fatal.
- Clean the wound. You need to clean the wound as early as you can, by getting rid of any dirt or grit which is sitting in the wound, and running clean water over it. If you have antiseptic ointment then this can be very helpful as well.
- Seek medical attention in some cases. If you are dealing with a wound that came from a bite then you must be looked at by a doctor and perhaps even get a tetanus injection. You should also see a doctor if you have been cut by something dirty, or if there is anything potentially still left in the wound.
- Cover it. If the wound is healing and you want to avoid getting daily dust and grime near it, you can cover it with a light, breathable covering. Make sure you remove this at night though, as the wound does need to breathe from time to time.
- Leave it alone. Constantly touching an open wound is more likely to cause infection than the original wound was in the first place. Once you have cleaned a wound, leave it alone completely and let it heal on its own.
How to claim compensation if you have been injured in Bolton
If you have been injured in Bolton and want to claim compensation against the person who was at fault, you should be able to do this easily using a personal injury lawyer.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your accident, and find out more about the claims process so you can decide whether or not you want to proceed with a claim.