Infection Dangers in the Workplace

Despite the fact that most people lack medical training, the prevalence of medical dramas on television and the ready accessibility of medical information on the Internet has created a culture of armchair experts. This can have adverse consequences when someone suffers a workplace injury because he or she may attempt to self-diagnose and inappropriately downplay or dismiss the severity of an injury. Cuts, scrapes, and similar injuries are especially rife for these mistakes, as the perception is that simply putting a bandage over them will mark the end of the necessary care.

The Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, are committed to helping you to gain the benefits that you are due if you have suffered a workplace injury. Infections are a common result of seemingly minor wounds, and some can prove quite serious, leading to substantial medical bills. Do not bear that stress on your own. Contact us today at 919-851-3311.

Common Infections

Though the risk of cuts, scrapes, or puncture wounds may be elevated by more intensive manual labor that involves the use of sharp tools, even the most rudimentary office environment has a number of potential dangers. Paper cuts, scissors, sharp desk edges, and trip hazards may all break the skin and create the risk of infection. Infections can lead to serious illness or death. Common infections include:

  • Tetanus
  • Staphylococcal Infections
  • Gangrene
  • Lymphangitis

Contact Us

Getting the necessary medical attention and remaining in an environment that does not promote infection is vital if you suffer a cut, scrape, or piercing wound in the workplace. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at 919-851-3311 for help with any aspect of the confusing process of filing a workers’ compensation claim.