Soft tissue injuries are one of the most common injuries suffered. They are the result of damage to structures such as muscles and ligaments and are often caused by a sudden movement, which causes the ligaments to stretch beyond their normal range of movement.
Although the majority of soft tissue injuries occur as the result of a blameless accident, some however are preventable and therefore claimable against. Read on to find out more about whether you can make a soft tissue injury compensation claim.
The term 'soft tissue injury' can be used to describe a number of different types of muscle injuries. It includes:
If you have suffered a soft tissue injury then the best treatment is usually rest. It also helps to apply ice (for no more than ten minutes at a time) in the immediate aftermath in order to reduce the swelling and keep the limb elevated.
As with any personal injury compensation claim, it is essential that blame and/or negligence can be proved in a court of law. Blame can often be attributed if you have suffered your injury as a result of:
In order to make a successful compensation claim it is important you document your injury as much as possible. Take photographs of any physical symptoms such as swelling or bruising. You should also obtain an independent medical certificate from your doctor and where possible, take contact details of any witnesses present.
At Legal Request we are committed to helping you claim back what is rightfully yours. Don�t let your suffering go unnoticed. And as well as claiming back compensation for yourself, you may be able be able to prevent other people being hurt or injured in a similar way in the future.
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