Enduring a degloving injury is a painful process. Unfortunately, this kind of injury is not as rare as people expect. Not many people realize the kinds of degloving accidents that occur or understand what can be done about it. Here are a few examples of recent accidents that have resulted in this kind of injury and what you can do if this has occurred to you.
Often times these injuries occur at workplaces. In Queensland a man suffered a tragic degloving scalp injury from some equipment at work. According to this article by the Brisbane Times, the “58-year-old man had skin torn from his head and suffered a fractured shoulder and leg after he was hit by a hydraulic boom […]”. This is just one many times that severe accidents like this have occurred in the workplace.
While certain jobs naturally have more risk, it still can be a shock when injuries like this occur. During filming of the movie “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter,” a nearly fatal accident occurred to stunt woman Olivia Jackson. Her near death experience left her in a coma with several broken bones and over a dozen injuries including a degloved face. To read more about this accident, click here.
It is important to remember that an injury like this completely changes a person’s life. They may have a difficult time paying for living expenses and medical bills. Insurance often times may only pay a small amount, leaving the victim of an accident feeling helpless and overwhelmed. An injured person, during this time, should contact an experienced lawyer who can fight for their rights. At Frekhtman and Associates, we make sure that no injured person is mistreated.
If you or someone you know has had this kind of injury, or if you have questions about this please contact us. We will be glad to help you through this difficult time.