Cuts and lacerations are very common in the workplace. They are generally caused by an external grievance. While cuts tend to be superficial and they may affect only the surface of the skin, lacerations go deeper and may damage the tendons, muscles, ligaments, and bones. A laceration can affect the injured worker’s ability to live a normal life.
Cuts and lacerations come as a result of a trip or a fall, slips, job tools, sharp surfaces exposed, and other common causes. Lacerations are tears or cuts of the skin caused by sharp objects such as broken glass and exposed metal edges. Laceration wounds can range in severity from superficial to deep, and in some instances, they can be very deadly.
This article gives an overview of cuts and lacerations. If you have suffered from these types of work-related injuries in South Florida, contact a Miami workers’ compensation lawyer from Gallardo Lawyers to find out more about the compensation available for your specific circumstances.
Some of the common lacerations resulting from injuries on the job include cuts on the face, torso, arms, fingers, and legs. Workers who have experienced these injuries should seek immediate medical care. A deep gash, for example, can damage tendons and muscles. Even superficial lacerations may lead to severe infections, illness, and even death. In some cases, the amputation of limbs may be required to prevent infection and other life-threatening conditions. If you feel you are receiving incorrect treatment for your injuries, contact Gallardo Lawyers.
After a workplace accident, your workers’ compensation doctor should refer you to someone that specializes in cases involving cuts and lacerations. Infected wounds may lead to major complications. Some signs of wound infections include severe pain, chills, irritation, and discoloration around the wound. After you have contacted your doctor and workers’ comp carrier, make sure you seek appropriate legal advice to help you be whole again.
A worker that suffers from a laceration that requires medical intervention can call 911 to receive medical assistance. However, you won’t receive compensation unless you file a workers' comp claim first. Some of the most common benefits available include:
Gallardo Lawyers helps victims of workplace injuries throughout South Florida seek compensation for their losses. Our cut and laceration injury lawyers are committed to assisting injured workers and their families, and they are highly experienced in all facets of workers’ compensation law. We will navigate the system on your behalf so that you can get the most out of your workers’ comp claim.