The term soft tissue is used as a collective name for the muscles, tendons and ligaments in our body. Our skeleton could not work without them, so although they are not the softest tissues in our body, they are soft in comparison to our bones.
Each of them has their own job to do:
- Muscles allow the body to move, and give us strength and energy to keep mobile.
- Ligaments attach our bones together and are found at the bones ends.
- Tendons are the tough tissues that attach the muscles to our bones, and hold the muscles firmly in place.
Any of these soft tissues being injured creates pain and stiffness in the area of the damage, and is usually called a sprain. That is unless the injury is in your neck, when although it is not a medical term, most people call it whiplash.
The damage to these tissues could have been caused by the actions of someone else, and then you might want to get in touch with the injury claim specialists in Ashfield at Accident Advice Helpline for help with your compensation claim.
The ways soft tissues get injured
There are many ways injuries to our soft tissues happen, mainly because they occur so easily. They could well be caused by:
- Excessive strain, maybe because of heavy lifting not done correctly
- Slips, trips and falls, depending how you land
- Road traffic accidents
- Playing sports
- Over exertion of them
- Animals attacking
These are just a few reasons sprains happens, and why you might want to have a chat to our injury claim specialists in Ashfield.
Getting our injury claim specialists in Ashfield to help with your compensation claim
If you have been injured in any way at all that was not your own fault, as long as the injury was severe enough to need medical attention and the accident was in the last three years, you are legally entitled to claim compensation.
But legally is the word that matters, because claiming compensation is a legal process that you should not attempt yourself. Like all legal process, compensation claims should be handled by specialists that know what they are doing, and that is why you should contact Accident Advice Helpline about your claim.
For more information, visit our very user friendly website which is full of information, and also has a compensation calculator call the 30-second test. It is so named because that is all it takes to find out if you have a valid claim, and get an estimate of how much you award could be.
Or you can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 500 and speak to our friendly advisors.
Date Published: 16th December 2014
Author: David Brown