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Specialist team

At Minster Law, we have a specialist team dedicated to those who have unfortunately suffered from a degloving injury.

Early treatment

The treatment for degloving can vary massively depending on location and severity, but we will always work to organise treatment early while we work in the background.

Highly experienced

Our highly experienced team work alongside some of the UK’s leading barristers and medical experts, ensuring you have access to the very best advice and support.

“The team at Minster Law was supportive and guided me. I felt their main concern was my recovery to health. I was contacted regularly and updated on case progress. I would like to personally thank Andrew, Sandy, Olivia, and Jamie for all their help and advice during a very upsetting period in my life.”


Degloving is a severe injury that happens when the top layers of your skin and tissue are ripped from the underlying muscle, connective tissue, or bone. Degloving injuries involve large amounts of blood loss and tissue death which is often life-threatening.

You may experience an open or closed degloving injury, which is a common injury after a motorcycle accident. Although caused by the same accidents, they vary slightly and affect different areas of the body, with legs being the most common area. An open degloving injury is very serious and usually requires emergency care to reduce blood loss and prevent infection. Unlike open degloving injuries, closed degloving injuries are not always visible and patients with closed degloving may get a delayed diagnosis. 

To find out more about degloving injuries, please visit Healthline


At Minster, we understand that these initial months, and even years, can be crucial to long-term recovery, and as such one of the first steps we will make is to seek the input of a case manager. A case manager will review your immediate needs and will then prepare a rehabilitation plan suited to you.

In the case of a degloving injury, they will help coordinate the following types of rehabilitation as required:

  • Inpatient rehabilitation: This involves intensive specialist rehabilitation for people who are not yet ready to return home after discharge from hospital. This may include some initial physiotherapy ahead of a discharge from hospital.
  • Outpatient rehabilitation: This is for people who are well enough to return home and receive further treatment as an outpatient. This may include long term physiotherapy and occupational therapy at local hospitals or rehabilitation centres. 

The use of a highly qualified case manager means that Minster can be sure the required treatment is underway and allows us to concentrate on other important aspects of your personal injury claim.

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