Soft Tissue Injury Claims

Soft tissue injuries are damage to muscles, ligaments, or tendons. Soft tissue injuries can occur anywhere in the body and cause great discomfort and stress to the victim.

Those who have suffered a soft tissue injury due to the actions of someone else could make a compensation claim for their pain, and any resulting loss of earnings. YouClaim have a specialist team of solicitors who have helped many claimants take legal action and secure compensation. Call today on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in an online enquiry form to find out more about services.

Types of soft tissue injuries:

  • Bruising – also known as 'contusion', bruising is bleeding by damaged blood vessels beneath the surface of the skin, usually caused by blunt trauma.
  • Sprains – These involve the over-extension of a joint, usually with partial rupture of the ligaments. There may also be blood vessel, nerve and tendon damage. An injury with severe ligament damage may require subsequent immobilisation in a plaster cast.
  • Dislocations – This involves the displacement of bone from a joint. These injuries are often underestimated, and can have serious consequences in the form of damage to nerves and blood vessels.

All of the above can result in severe pain, swelling, tenderness, discomfort and the inability to put weight on the injured area. In severe cases those with soft tissue injuries will be unable to be mobile for a while, and will require time off work.

Care and Treatment

The treatment of soft tissue injuries is based on resting the injured part, applying ice packs to limit swelling and reduce pain, the application of a firm compression bandage as support, and elevation of the limb. 

Ice packs should be placed on for a maximum of 10 minutes and can be re-applied when the damaged area becomes warm again. Never apply ice directly onto the skin, as this may cause tissue damage. Always use a barrier, such as cloth, between the ice pack and the skin to help protect tissue.

Making a claim

If you have suffered a soft tissue injury and have been forced to take time off work, losing pay in the process, we can help you to claim compensation for your injuries and distress.

Our expert solicitors are sympathetic and have a proven track record of helping clients receive the compensation they rightfully deserve. To find out more about making a claim call us now on 0800 10 757 95.

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