Hamilton Laceration Injury Lawyers
The Injury Attorneys at Cohen and Riechelson Assist Victims with Seeking Compensation for Laceration Injuries in New Jersey
Many different types of injuries can be sustained in car accidents, slips and falls, and work accidents. One common injury involved in these types of accidents are lacerations, cuts, and abrasions. Lacerations are wounds occurring to the skin that are often irregular or jagged and do not cause the skin to be removed, such as certain puncture wounds and other blunt traumas. Abrasions, on the other hand, result in part of the skin being lost. Both of these wounds constitute cuts.
While some lacerations and abrasions can seem minor, they can cause long-term and even life-threatening damage if not properly treated. If you have sustained abrasion or laceration injuries due to someone else’s negligence or active harm, you may have the right to seek financial compensation for associated medical expenses.
Contact our personal injury attorneys at Cohen & Riechelson to set up a free consultation and learn more about how we can help you recoup damages for your injury in West Windsor, Ewing, Hopewell, Hamilton, Titusville, East Windsor, Trenton, Pennington, and across the state of New Jersey. Call (609) 528-2596 for a free case review to learn more about the specific dangers of lacerations.
How Laceration Accidents Usually Happen
Lacerations are typically caused by blunt interaction with a sharp object. This most often occurs in car accidents when glass shatters on a person or when the broken metal in the vehicle punctures a person’s skin. On the street and at certain workplaces, laceration injury risks include sharp objects sticking up on the ground, such as nails and broken glass, or rough unfinished metal fixtures on construction sites protruding into walkways and creating a cutting hazard.
Categorizing Laceration Injuries
Lacerations may take different forms. They may be deep, as in the case of a nail puncturing skin, or shallow, like a sliver of glass cutting through the surface skin tissue. Objects may also cause long or short lacerations, and the cuts may be wide or narrow.
Painful Indications of a Laceration Injury
Most lacerations create a visible wound, including bleeding, swelling, and bruising. They also cause mild to severe pain; if the wound has struck a nerve or ligament, the pain will be intense and shooting.
Seek Medical Help After a Laceration Injury
The most important thing to do after sustaining a laceration wound is to seek immediate medical care. Depending on its severity, this could be going to the emergency room, calling your doctor, or tending to your wound at home. The primary necessity of any laceration wound is to be properly cleaned as soon as possible. In the absence of a clean wound, bacteria can enter and cause blood infection, which can spread through the body and cause potentially life-threatening complications.
Available Treatment Options for Laceration Injuries
In all cases, keeping the wound clean is the primary imperative, so treating all lacerations includes cleaning the wound regularly and changing its bandages periodically to ensure a clean and breathable environment conducive to healing. Home treatment involves cleaning the wound carefully and thoroughly and applying an antibacterial gel before covering the wound in a clean, breathable protective gauze. Depending on the depth of the cut, medical treatment may be required, and a laceration may need stitches or staples. In some cases, if nerve or ligament damage is done, surgery may be necessary.
Is it Possible to Receive Compensation for Lacerations from an Accident in NJ?
Like all personal injuries, if your laceration injury occurred because someone else, including a property owner or employer, was negligent in providing a safe environment or safe conditions on the road, you may be able to file a claim for compensation for your medical expenses. Part of the damages for which you can seek compensation includes the expenses you paid out-of-pocket that were associated with your injury, such as gauze and antibacterial ointments. Additionally, if your injury caused you to miss work, you can seek damages for lost wages.
Contact New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers for Assistance with Laceration and Abrasions Claims
When it comes to getting back on your feet after an injury involving lacerations, the more support, the better; our team at Cohen & Riechelson knows that your primary prerogative is to get physically well and recover financial expenditures following an injury accident so that you can get back to your life. Our personal injury attorneys are skilled in conducting a thorough investigation of the specifics of your accident, including interviewing witnesses and contracting the support of investigative specialists.
Our lawyers also act on your behalf to gather expense documentation and communicate with your insurance company and that of the culpable party. Whether we need to litigate your case in court or negotiate the optimal settlement, our personal injury lawyers are fully prepared. Contact us today at (609) 528-2596 to learn how we’ve helped many injured victims in Lambertville, Princeton, Hamilton, Lawrence, Hightstown, Robbinsville, and elsewhere in Mercer County and New Jersey. We are dedicated to getting you the full financial damages you deserve after your accident.