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Following any preventable laceration injury at the workplace, on the road, or at home, you may have a claim against a negligent party—negligent motorists, manufacturer of defective products, negligent company management, a negligent municipal entity, or a negligent private property owner. There are numerous causes of severe injury, and when victims suffer through no fault of their own, negligent parties may be held liable, and compensation can be sought to recover medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.
Lacerations, Cuts, Contusions & Puncture Wounds
A laceration is defined as a cut in the skin tissue, typically following contact with a sharp object, such as a tool, a piece of work equipment or sports equipment. The severity of the cut can be determined by associated pain, amount of bleeding, numbness, swelling, and depth and length of the laceration.
Treatment depends on the severity of the wound. Larger lacerations may require sutures and antibiotics. Deeper cuts may affect the muscle, internal organs, and bones. A wound can easily become infected by bacteria and debris in the cut. Prompt treatment will discourage complications and infection. Classifications of lacerations include:
- Superficial cut: no penetration into blood vessels
- Deep Laceration: all layers of the skin are affected
- Clean Laceration: no dirt, debris or contamination present
- Complicated Laceration: deep wound where underlying tissue, muscles, tendons, nerves, or organs are compromised
Common Causes of Lacerations
Lacerations are a common injury sustained in several types of motor vehicle and workplace accidents. Deep contusions and lacerations can be serious injuries that result in prolonged hospital stays and complications including infection. Common causes of laceration injury include:
Filing Laceration Lawsuits
Serious lacerations and puncture wounds may have a long-term physical impact, and can lead to serious scarring, infection and nerve damage. Legal action can be considered and laceration lawsuits may be addressed by a catastrophic injury lawyer. Your legal recourse will depend on what caused the particular accident, and the severity of the injury.
Regardless of whether your injury was caused by a defective product, negligent company management, an unsafe workplace, or reckless motorists, an injured plaintiff can file a claim to recover compensation for pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and other sustained damages.