Can you claim compensation for cuts and lacerations?
When road traffic accidents happen, people can suffer a range of serious injuries. Although cuts and lacerations may not sound too serious, they could be life-threatening in certain situations. Whilst small cuts may be relatively easy to treat, if you suffer a deep laceration, you could lose a lot of blood whilst you wait for the wound to be treated.
In such cases, it’s absolutely vital that you receive medical help quickly. If you lose too much blood, you could fall unconscious and your life could be at risk so it’s essential that the emergency services are called quickly.
Another risk with this type of injury is that shards of glass and debris from the incident could be embedded in the wound. If the windscreen were to shatter, for example, you could sustain multiple cuts and small pieces of glass could enter the wounds.
Although medical professionals are adept at removing them, this will need to be done sooner rather than later. Whenever a foreign object becomes embedded in a cut there can be a risk of infection so it’s important that nothing is left to chance.
Making a claim for road traffic accident compensation in York
If you’ve been involved in a road traffic incident and you sustained cuts and lacerations, you could be eligible to make a claim for road traffic accident compensation in York. However, you will need to be able to prove that the incident wasn’t your fault in order to successfully obtain compensation.
If you’re worried that your injuries aren’t serious enough to make a claim, there’s no need to panic. You can make a claim for almost any injury, providing it was caused by someone else and you obtained medical help for it.
How much compensation could you receive?
The amount of compensation you’re awarded is likely to depend on the severity of your injury and the impact it’s had on you. If you would like to find out how much compensation you could receive when you make your claim, just visit the Accident Advice Helpline website and take our online 30 second test.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
Alternatively, if you would like to find out more about making a claim for road traffic accident compensation in York, why not speak to a member of our team today? We’ll be able to assist you with your claim and provide free no obligation advice so you should find it easy to access the assistance you require.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to assist you with your claim. Call now and make your claim with us today!
Date Published: 1st July 2015
Author: David Brown