Soft tissue injuries are a very common type of injury affecting muscles, ligaments and tendons. These injuries often arise from motor vehicle or slip and fall accidents and can, due to the potential for significant pain and discomfort, have a substantial effect on a person’s ability to function in their everyday life. Although soft tissue injuries can often resolve on their own, or with appropriate treatment, sometimes they can be long-lasting or permanent.
Compensation for Soft Tissue Injuries
As soft tissue injuries can cause pain or discomfort, they can prevent a person from enjoying the same activities they had before the injury. A soft tissue injury may also affect a person’s ability to work, or the ability to work to the same extent as he or she had prior to the injury. People who are suffering from soft tissue injuries may be entitled to compensation for the effect the injury has on their lives. This may include compensation for lost wages, future earnings, pain and suffering, and any out-of-pocket expenses that the individual incurred to treat the injury.
Receiving Compensation for Soft Tissue Injuries
Although soft tissue injuries can be significant injuries, unlike broken bones or other visible injuries, they are often very difficult to prove. Often there are no observable signs of a soft tissue injury and the only person who can give evidence that there is such an injury is the person who has suffered the injury. For this reason, it is often beneficial to speak to a personal injury lawyer to help you present your case and determine what may be fair compensation for your injuries.