Lacerations are very nasty injuries. Caused by a blunt trauma (rather than a sharp incision), they leave torn or jagged wounds across the body which may require many stitches to repair and could leave permanent, unsightly scars. If you have been in an accident due to somebody else´s negligence and sustained lacerations (or cuts or gashes) as a result, you should be entitled to make a laceration injury compensation claim.
Your first priority however, should be to seek urgent medical attention. The bleeding from a laceration can often be controlled with pressure applied to the wound, but the longer a laceration is left open, the greater the risk of infection. Laceration injury compensation will only be awarded for the initial injury, and not for any complications that may develop later if you fail to see a doctor immediately. Only once you have ensured that there is no risk of a long term health issue should you consult with a solicitor about making a laceration injury compensation claim.
Making a Laceration Injury Compensation Claim
Making a laceration injury compensation claim is always best done with the assistance of an experienced personal claims solicitor as he will know how to prepare the strongest laceration injury compensation claim to maximize the amount of laceration injury compensation you receive. As well as making a claim for laceration injury compensation, your solicitor will also include in your application to the Injuries Board Ireland a claim for special expenses to cover any out of pocket costs you might have incurred or loss of earnings while recovering from your injury.
Beyond ensuring that your laceration injury compensation claim is comprehensively completed, a solicitor will also be able to advise you should the negligent party responsible for your injury deny their liability or claim that you contributed to your laceration injury by your own actions. These are reasons for the Injuries Board Ireland to decline your application for laceration injury compensation and issue you with an authorisation to pursue your laceration injury claim through the courts.
You may also find that the negligent party´s insurance company approaches you with an offer of early settlement for your laceration injury compensation claim. Inasmuch as an immediate compensation payment might be welcome to your short term finances, you have to consider whether their offer represents fair and adequate laceration injury compensation for the trauma you have experienced. Here again, a solicitor will advise you whether to accept the offer or negotiate on your behalf to obtain a more realistic settlement.
Free Laceration Injury Claims Advice
If you are unsure about whether or not you are entitled to make a laceration injury compensation claim, you are invited to call our free laceration injury claims service on 1800 911 940 and discuss your case with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor. We will be able to establish whether you have a claim for laceration injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue and, if so, advise you how long the process could take and how much laceration injury compensation we would expect you to receive.
You are under no obligation to proceed with a claim for laceration injury compensation once you have spoken to us, and all calls to our free laceration injury claims advice service are totally confidential. If you would rather that we call you, we also operate a call-back service and if you would like to leave your contact details in the contact form on the left, one of our helpful team will get back in touch with you.
Our Promise to You:
- 100% Free, clear advice from an experienced solicitor
- 100% Accurate information about the value of a laceration injury claim
- 100% Complete confidentiality and discretion assured
- 100% No pressure on you to proceed with a laceration injury claim
What You Can Expect When You Call
We have over twenty years experience of assisting clients with personal injury claims for compensation, and although we have dealt with laceration injury claims before, no two sets of circumstances are exactly alike. Therefore, we will listen carefully as you explain to us how your accident happened, tell us the extent of the injuries that were sustained, and what treatment you received for them.
We will also ask you to tell us what effect your laceration injuries have made on your quality of life including your ability to drive, work and care for young children or elderly relatives, if appropriate. Your accident and laceration injuries may also have affected your confidence to perform certain tasks or even go out in public, so please tell us if this is the case.
We will ascertain if you have a strong case for a laceration injury compensation claim and, if so, explain to you the processes involved in making a claim for laceration injury compensation. You may have many questions for us throughout our conversation, and we will be happy to answer them for you.
Indeed, at the end of our initial conversation, we ask if you have understood the advice we have given you and we will offer a list of options for you to consider. You are under no obligation to act upon any of our suggestions or proceed with a laceration injury compensation claim. Thinking about our advice may even raise more questions for you – in which case you are welcome to call our free laceration injury claims advice service again.
Our lines are open from 8.00am to 10.00pm, seven days a week and the number again is 1800 911 940. Please do not put off calling us for too long, as laceration injury claims only have a certain period from the date on which you sustained the injury before they become time-barred. Therefore, we look forward to hearing from you soon, either on our free laceration injury claims advice service or via the contact form below.