Important first aid tricks to know when dealing with machinery accidents in Irvine
Many people think that they don’t need to know about first aid, as so many other people have those skills. However, if everyone believed that they didn’t need to learn the most basic of first aid, in the hope that others around them would, then nobody would have the skills necessary to save a life in an emergency.
Learning the very basics of first aid doesn’t take very long and isn’t difficult to do. For this reason, it is more than worth your while to learn what you can as soon as possible. Hopefully you will never need it, but knowing that if you do, the knowledge is there.
- Always rinse cuts and scrapes. Although it is important to stop the bleeding as soon as you can, if you apply any type of dressing before you have rinsed a cut then you risk causing an infection. This will make the problem much more serious. Do not apply a dressing if you have nothing to rinse the cut with.
- Pressure stops bleeding. If you cannot get a cut to stop bleeding, but it doesn’t look particularly deep, apply some clean material to the area and press down firmly for a minute. If the bleeding will still not stop after this, you need to get to a doctor as soon as possible.
- Put ice in a sandwich bag. If you want to apply ice to an area, you have to be careful not to apply it straight to the skin. Using material is fine but will cause water to get everywhere as the ice melts. Putting ice cubes in a sandwich bag is much more effective and long lasting.
- Don’t allow a person to move. In the case of serious accidents, shock will cause many people not to realise how bad their injuries are until later. Do not allow anyone who has been injured to move immediately, and ensure that they wait until they can gauge how badly they are injured.
How to make a successful machinery accidents in Irvine claim
If you are injured in an accident which was not your fault, and that injury is fairly serious, it might be in your best interests to make an accident at work claim in Irvine. You can make a compensation claim fairly easily if you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to the team about your accident.
The team will be more than happy to provide you with advice and support to give you a head start on your accident at work claim in Irvine. They will also be able to provide you with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help to process your accident at work claim in Irvine on your behalf. You shouldn’t have to go to court, and your lawyer will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 26th August 2014
Author: David Brown