Cuts and Lacerations
A cut (technically referred to as a laceration) is effectively a tear in the skin caused as a result of injury. Lacerations are very common. In fact, many of us have more cuts than we could ever hope to count, and the vast majority of the time the injuries are very minor, requiring little or no treatment. Equally, the accidents which cause them are very minor, including paper cuts or slicing your finger whilst chopping vegetables. We’ve all be there.
However, as with every type of accident and injury, there are occasions when the resulting damage is more serious, more painful and requires medical attention. In such situations, it may be possible that someone else is to blame for the accident and the injuries you have suffered, and therefore you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
If you are unsure whether you can make a claim, you could contact Accident Advice Helpline and take our 30-second test. Not only will this tell you whether you are eligible to make a claim, but it will also give you a rough idea of how much your claim might be worth. Alternatively, you could speak to our injury lawyer in Chesterfield for a more detailed analysis of your case.
How Injuries Are Caused
Your injury lawyer in Chesterfield will know that a cut or laceration can be caused in any number of ways, and will also be aware of the potential for complications depending on the severity of your cut.
The injury lawyer in Chesterfield at Accident Advice Helpline will be an expert in their field. They are solely dedicated to working on personal injury claims, meaning they really do know all there is to know about the types of cases you will want to seek advice for.
Your injury lawyer in Chesterfield will have worked on cases where people have suffered cuts and lacerations as a result of faulty machinery in the workplace. These lacerations will have varied in severity, some perhaps being so deep that the nerves, tendons and perhaps even bones have been affected. This obviously requires additional medical treatment and will take longer to heal, possibly causing you to take longer than originally thought off work, resulting in additional loss of earnings. Your lawyer will be able to help you make a claim for personal injury against your employer for a work-based accident.
Equally, your injury lawyer in Chesterfield will know that with every cut and laceration there is the possibility of infection if they are not treated and sealed appropriately. If you have suffered an infection as the result of a poorly treated cut, then it may be possible to make a compensation claim on your behalf for medical negligence.
How to appoint an injury lawyer in Chesterfield
If you want to contact a professional injury lawyer in Chesterfield, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. We have an extensive network of legal representatives operating throughout the United Kingdom.
Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: David Brown