How to deal with a stab wound – injury solicitors in Duffield
Outside of the horror that you are likely to experience if you or someone around you is stabbed, you will also need to act quickly to ensure that the person does not lose too much blood or die from their injuries. Stabbings can happen for a number of reasons, from an attack or mugging to simply being careless and stabbing yourself or someone else by accident. You should always be vigilant around knives or other sharp objects so that they are not used incorrectly and thus causing injuries.
- Assess the situation. bear in mind that if a stabbing has occurred as the result of an attack on another person then the situation may still be tense and dangerous, and that by stepping in you may do nothing other than get yourself injured. If the danger has passed then step in, but otherwise steer clear and simply phone for help.
- Check the victim’s airway. if they have been stabbed in the chest then the blood may be obstructing their airway. Even if not, you should check that they can breathe properly before proceeding.
- Remove any clothing around the wound. You will need to access the wound properly, and this means removing any clothing. Cut it off if removing it is too difficult.
- If there is anything in the wound, leave it there. Removing any objects embedded in a wound can actually cause them to bleed more, and may even cause the death of the victim.
- Apply pressure to the wound. This will stop the bleeding, or at least stem the flow until the emergency services get there. Use a cloth to do this, whether this be a towel or an item of yours or the victims clothing.
If you need injury solicitors in Duffield
If you have been stabbed as part of an attack or because of the negligence of someone else, then you may want to consider using injury solicitors Duffield to claim compensation against the other party. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims, and can provide you with experienced and dedicated injury solicitors in Duffield who will work with you on your claim to put together the best case for compensation.
You can call the helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team, who will help you to decide whether you have a good case for compensation or not. If you do then you will be passed over to injury solicitors in Duffield, who will work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your injury solicitors in Duffield will also work entirely on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court, and will keep you updated on the progress of your claim.