Soft tissue injuries are one of the most common forms of personal injury and they can be caused in any of a number of different ways. Road traffic accidents, sporting injuries, and a slip or trip are among some of these methods. While such injuries may only last for a few days there are those that can affect you for months, years, or the rest of your life. If you have suffered a soft tissue injury and it wasn’t your fault then you may have the right to claim compensation for your injury.
What Are Soft Tissue Injuries?
Soft tissue injuries are, literally, injuries to the soft tissues of the body. Muscles and joints can become strained or sprained, dislocated or bruised. While this type of injury is usually considered short term you may still be able to claim compensation. Consider that you may need private treatment for some injuries and this may require unpaid time off work, the cost of getting to and from appointments, and the cost of any treatment that is required. This is what compensation is for, so that you can fund your rehabilitation without worrying unduly about getting back to work.
Sports injuries are a common cause of soft tissue injury. In some sports, a degree of contact is to be expected and even allowed. As such, there is an inherent risk of suffering injury; it may not be possible to claim compensation if this is the case. However, illegal tackles and challenges may lead to serious injury and in some instances this will also mean that compensation can also be awarded to the player that suffered the injury by the one that caused it.
Road Traffic Accidents
Road traffic accidents are another common cause of soft tissue injury. Whiplash is an ongoing source of debate for the government but if you were involved in a car crash and have suffered this or any other type of injury then you may have a right to claim compensation for your injuries. This is true whether you were driving, a passenger, a pedestrian, or if you were on public transport or using another form of vehicle such as a bicycle or motorbike.
Assault and other forms of attack may result in contusions and soft tissue damage or injuries. Again, it is possible to claim compensation if you have suffered a soft tissue injury as a result of a criminal attack. Even if the perpetrator has not yet been found or identified it is still possible to claim and receive compensation because there is a government run scheme that allows access to compensation for victims of crime. This can prove an invaluable source of help for some sufferers because they would otherwise be unable to claim the money they need in order to be able to recover fully and properly.
Stockslegal Soft Tissue Injury Claims
Whether you suffered a soft tissue injury from a sporting activity, during a road traffic accident, or as the victim of a crime, contact Stockslegal today on 0800 988 9055 and we will help build a case and fight for the compensation that you are owed.
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