Cuts and lacerations Lawyers
If you need help to claim compensation or file a lawsuit for cuts and lacerations, Lluis Law’s personal injury lawyers can help you with what you need. Whatever your compensation or injury needs, Lluis Law’s attorneys have more than 40 years of experience litigating these issues in the Los Angeles area.
Cuts and lacerations are common injuries in refrigerators and butchers, due to the permanent use of knives, choppers and slicers; but they are also quite frequent in the construction sector and in the manufacturing industry.
However, it should not be understood that these injuries are unique to a particular type of work, because in reality they can happen to anyone anywhere: shops, parks, shopping centers, on the street or at home.
There are several situations in which we can be exposed to suffer injuries of this type. Simply manipulate a defective equipment, neglect yourself in the kitchen while you are stinging food or using a sharp tool. Other times they occur due to slips and falls, during a car accident or by a dog bite while walking.
The laceration is a tear that the skin suffers and can be deep or smooth (scrapes, abrasions) in the injured area. There are small or larger lacerations for which it may be necessary to perform skin surgery and then apply suture to close the wound.
Unlike lacerations that are irregularly shaped or jagged skin openings, the cuts are deeper, uniform wounds that cause major hemorrhages and can affect tissues, muscles, tendons and nerves; like ligaments, blood vessels and bones.
Causes of injuries from cuts and lacerations
The most common causes of laceration and laceration injuries include:
- Car accidents. Cuts and lacerations are caused by glass or sharp objects that detach.
- Bicycle, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents.
- Accidents in construction works. They include falls from stairs, roofs and power poles;
- Slips and falls. In wet, damp or raised areas;
- Dog bites;
- Assault or sexual abuse.
Wounds from cuts and lacerations mostly occur in the legs, arms and face; however, any other part of the body can be affected during an accident at work or a car accident. When the injury occurs on the face, medical treatment can be more extensive and expensive and the person may require plastic surgery to avoid being disfigured.
Claims / demands for cuts and lacerations
Any worker who suffers a laceration and laceration injury at their workplace is entitled to claim workers’ compensation benefits in California, if the injury is serious and requires medical treatment for recovery.
In the same way, a person who wants to file a personal injury claim after suffering a cut and laceration injury can do so, because he considers that the injury was caused by the negligence of another or of a company.
The California personal injury law covers a wide range of injuries and physical and property damages. Among those physical injuries are cuts and lacerations, provided that the injuries have occurred during work accidents, automobile accidents or due to the use of a defective product.
If the injuries were caused in any of these situations, the person could be entitled to recover damages through a claim or lawsuit for personal injury. With the help of an expert personal injury lawyer from Los Angeles, it is possible to know if you have a case and what the possible recoverable damages would be.
It should be borne in mind that companies are obliged to provide workers with safety equipment so that they can protect themselves from sharp objects, glass and blows. They must also maintain work environments in reasonable conditions of safety to avoid work accidents.
Although no worker in California can sue your employer for personal injury, there may be circumstances surrounding an industrial accident that require a civil lawsuit. When a person suffers injuries from cuts and lacerations because of another, can also pursue the person responsible for such injuries.
It is clear that the information we offer in this article about injuries caused by cuts and lacerations, has a didactic and informative purpose only. In order to offer a truly comprehensive and timely legal advice on a case of joint injuries, it is necessary to request a free consultation to our personal injury lawyers at the law firm of Lluis Law.
Each case is different and therefore requires different legal treatment before the insurance company of the person responsible for the injuries or before a California court. On the other hand, the personal injury lawyer when taking a case must consider the advantages and disadvantages of a certain legal strategy, and advise the client if it is best to negotiate a reasonable settlement or go to trial.
It should also be remembered that companies that perform adequate maintenance of equipment and machinery and train personnel in safety standards at work, have fewer accidents at work than those that do not practice a correct industrial safety policy.
In this sense, the worker is obliged to demand from his/her employers the implementation of safety standards and the provision of protective implements that help to avoid accidents at the work site due to cuts, lacerations and punctures.
Treatment for cuts and lacerations
The medical treatment for these injuries always depends on the severity of the injury, size and depth. The first thing the doctor or paramedic does is clean the wound and stop the bleeding. Then he proceeds to apply antibiotics and analgesics to the patient to avoid an infection and calm the pain.
If the wound is deep and is very exposed, apply suture or join the ends of the wound with adhesive tape and then put gauze or bandages to protect it from germs. Sometimes the wounds become infected and it is necessary to re-treat them with more antibiotics, increasing the healing time.
Depending on the type of skin of the person, these wounds can also leave very visible and disfiguring scars. Sometimes the patient produces keloids or also the depth of the wound and its location make it necessary for plastic surgery.
Injuries from cuts and lacerations can be complicated before or after the start of medical treatment. In such an eventuality, the worker or any person must ensure that they have the best possible legal assistance.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury like this and things got complicated, call for a free consultation at the personal injury law firm of Lluis Law and you will surely get the answers you are looking for in your case. Our telephone number is (213) 320-0777.
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