Suffered the trauma of a soft tissue injury after an accident at work?
Many people mistakenly believe that a soft tissue injury is actually less painful and serious than breaking a bone. However, soft tissue injuries can require considerable rehabilitation and treatment, in order to restore function, support and mobililty.
If you have sustained a soft tissue injury as the result of an accident at work in Wyre Forest, that was caused through no fault of your own, then you may be wondering if you are entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
What is a soft tissue injury?
A soft tissue injury may be defined as an injury to a tendon such as a strain, to a ligament such as a sprain or a muscular injury. Damage to ligaments may cause bones to displace such as the collar bone or the elbow causing considerable pain and discomfort.
Tendons are fibrous tissue which have high tensile strength and connect bones to muscles allowing movement by the contraction and relaxation of antagonistic muscle pairs. Ligaments, however, connect bones to bones across joints such as at the elbow, knee and shoulder. These are more flexible than tendons to reduce the likelihood of bones dislocating.
What are the causes of soft tissue injury?
Tissues can be damaged through sudden, violent jerking and jolting movements that can force the muscles or bones to move awkwardly. Sometimes these movements are in a forwards, backwards or sideways motion that can cause the delicate tissues that support the bones and muscles to rip, tear or become overstretched.
Accidents such as:
- slipping on a wet or highly polished floor
- being struck by an object at force
- lifting a heavy object
- tripping over an obstacle or sudden change in floor height
- falling down a flight of stairs or from height such as a balcony
How can I claim compensation for my accident at work in Wyre Forest?
Firstly, call the helpline team at Accident Advice Helpline and speak to one of their highly trained advisers, who can inform you of your eligibility to make a personal injury compensation claim for your accident at work in Wyre Forest whilst you are on the phone.
In addition, their knowledgeable advisers can offer you no obligation advice and support about pursuing a personal injury compensation claim using their team of professional injury solicitors to act on your behalf throughout the claims process.
If you choose to go ahead and use the services of their injury solicitors to process all aspects of your personal injury compensation claim on your behalf, then your claim will be passed to one of their solicitors who will contact you personally. They will ensure that your claim is processed with accountability and integrity on a no-win, no-fee* basis throughout the claims process through to a successful conclusion.
If you want to discuss your accident at work in Wyre Forest in more detail with an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile now.
Date Published: 15th May 2014