Types and Causes of Lacerations
There are several types of lacerations that could require immediate medical intervention. In short, you have three different layers of skin, including the epidermis, dermis, and subcutis.
A superficial laceration barely penetrates the epidermis layer; this type of cut very rarely requires medical attention or justifies a personal injury suit. Deep and complicated lacerations, however, often penetrate all three layers and, in more serious cuts, can damage underlying tissues, muscles, tendons, nerves, organs, and so forth.
When most people pursue a personal injury lawsuit due to cuts and lacerations, it is because the injury required expensive medical attention and/or resulted in permanent damage. The most common lacerations and scarring compensation claims we encounter at The Popham Law Firm have included:
Work accidents: Severe cuts and lacerations can result if employees do not have Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) or if they are working around dangerous materials in dangerous conditions.
Defective products: A product that was negligently produced can, if defective, cause severe cuts, lacerations, burns, broken bones, and so forth.
Vehicular accidents: Many of the most serious cuts and lacerations occur as a result of a car or other motor vehicle accident. Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are particularly at risk.
Premises liability: A property owner that has failed to maintain his/her property could be responsible for any cuts and lacerations resulting from unaccounted hazards.
Lacerations can also result from medical malpractice and clinical negligence.
Cuts & Lacerations
Minor cuts and scrapes are a part of life and rarely require medical attention. But in the event of a traumatic accident, a cut or laceration can result in life-altering injuries requiring extensive medical care, rehabilitation, possible skin grafts, and more.
As such, if you suffered from serious cuts and lacerations due to the negligence of another party(s), you may be eligible for compensation for your damages.