Sustained a soft tissue injury? The injury solicitors in Chillingham can help you claim!
Soft tissue injuries may initially appear to be less serious than a break or fracture of a bone. However, the effects of a severe soft tissue injury can be extremely painful and cause movement to be difficult and debilitating.
What are soft tissues?
Soft tissues consist of muscle groups, tendons and ligaments which keep our skeletal frame intact by securing bones together and muscles to bones to allow normal extending and flexing of muscle groups; enabling movement and posture.
In our human anatomy there are over 642 muscles which are present as pairs of muscles throughout the body. Muscles produce force and motion; allowing our bodies to maintain posture and movement. In addition, muscles are responsible for the internal processes of digestion, breathing and circulation within our bodies. Muscles are attached to bones with tendons. Tendons are tough bands of connective, fibrous tissue which are firmly attached to muscles at one end and to bones or other structures such as the eyeball at the other. This allows movement and the tendon can withstand tension due to the high quantity of collagen present in its fibres. Ligaments on the other hand consist of connective tissue which binds bones to bones to ensure stability and movement.
How do soft tissue injuries occur?
Soft tissue injuries are categorised according to which part of the anatomy has been affected and then graded according to the severity of the injury.
- strains occur when the muscle or tendon is torn by overstretching causing pain and discomfort
- sprains occur when ligaments are overstretched or torn
- ruptures occur when overstretching causes the tendon or muscle to tear completely
- haematoma or deep bruising is caused when a large amount of blood settles in the muscle
How are soft tissue injuries treated?
Protecting the injury from further damage using bandages, splints, casts and taping are all recommended. Rest and recuperation to allow the body to heal are advised to reduce the risk of further damage. Ice is useful to reduce swelling and bring out bruising. Compression and elevation are also advisable to reduce swelling of the affected limb due to gravity.
Claiming for your soft tissue injury using injury solicitors in Chillingham
If you have sustained a severe soft tissue injury through no fault of your own within the last 3 years, then you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline was established over 15 years’ ago to enable people to seek up to date advice and guidance about claiming for personal injuries sustained through no fault of their own. With a 24/7 helpline, you can speak to a friendly adviser over the phone who can answer any queries you may have about claiming with their injury solicitors in Chillingham. All you need to do is dial 0800 689 0500.
Their injury solicitors in Chillingham will process your claim on a 100% no win no fee* basis, so why not take their unique 30 second claims challenge and find out if you are eligible to claim using their injury solicitors in Chillingham?
Date Published: 5th December 2013
Author: David Brown