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Soft Tissues Compensation Claim in St. Clement
What is a Soft Tissue Injury?
Soft tissue injuries are injuries to muscles, ligaments and tendons and are common in many types of accidents. Soft tissue injuries can be terribly painful and cause swelling and bruising and in some cases a loss of function in the injured area. There are many types of accidents that can cause a soft tissue injury. Perhaps you’ve been injured in an accident in a public place, accident at work or maybe you’ve been involved in a road traffic accident. Get in touch today if you’ve been in an unexpected accident in St. Clement.
Most people recover from a soft tissue injury within one to six weeks, but in some cases you may need to wear a plaster cast or splint or even have surgery. In other cases, for example a serious whiplash injury, the pain may persist for months.
If you’ve been in an accident that wasn’t your fault and suffered a soft tissue injury, you may have grounds to make a soft tissue compensation claim in St. Clement.
Common Types of Soft Tissue Injury
- Lacerations, open wound on the skin
- Sprain, such as a sprained ankle, when you stretch or tear ligaments
- Strain, when you injure a muscle or tendon
- Contusions, a bruise to the muscle, tendon or ligament
Whiplash is a common soft tissue injury and can be caused by a sprain of the ligaments or a strain of the muscles.
What should you do if you suffer a soft-tissue injury?
It’s essential that you see your doctor for medical treatment. If the injury is severe, you will likely attend your local Accident and Emergency hospital. However, if you’ve been involved in a minor car accident and hurt your neck, you may decide not to visit your doctor as you might assume your injury is not serious. Don’t take the risk of waiting to see if your injury will heal. Always visit your doctor to be on the safe side as you never know if that initial sore neck could develop into whiplash. You must be assessed by a doctor before you can make a soft tissue compensation claim in St. Clement.
What you can claim for
You can claim compensation for the pain and suffering your injury has caused you as well as the financial implications involved with being off work. Depending on the type of soft tissue injury you have suffered, you may be unable to work for quite some time. You can also claim compensation for any expenses related to your soft tissue injury, such as travel expenses to medical appointments or visits to a physiotherapist.
Accident Advice Helpline are experienced in dealing with soft tissue injury claims. Call one of our professional advisors today on 0800 689 0500 for further information or to start your soft tissue injury compensation claim in St. Clement.
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