Soft tissue damage claims

Suffering soft tissue damage can be extremely painful. If it happened as a result of someone’s negligence, you could be able to claim compensation.

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What is a soft tissue damage claim?

Your soft tissue surrounds and connects organs to other tissues in the body. Muscles, blood vessels, nerves, lymph vessels and fibrous tissue are all examples of the soft tissue found in your body.

If you have suffered damage or an injury to this tissue as a result of someone’s negligence – for example, through a car accident – you could make a soft tissue damage claim.

You could be able to make a claim for the following types of soft tissue damage:

Why should I make a soft tissue damage claim?

Suffering from soft tissue damage can mean you’re unable to work due to the pain. This may result in a loss of earnings. If your injury was the fault of someone else, you could make a claim for compensation, which could go a long way towards covering this loss of earnings.

The compensation awarded for a successful claim could also help you pay for the appropriate medical treatment. This could include private therapies, including physiotherapy.

Is there a time limit for soft tissue damage claims?

In most cases, there is a time limit of three years for a soft tissue damage claim. This is why you should ensure you get your claim started as soon as possible.

However, there are some exceptions to the limit. Children will have three years from their 18th birthday to make a claim. This means they can make a claim at any point up until their 21st birthday.

And if you’re claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the capacity to make a claim for themselves, you won’t face a time limit unless they regain capacity.

How much compensation will I receive?

Your situation is unique to you. This means it is difficult to say exactly how much compensation you’re entitled to for your soft tissue damage claim without a consultation. To speak to one of our friendly advisors, just give us a call or start your claim online.

Compensation is awarded in two parts: general damages and special damages. General damages refer to the pain and suffering you’ve endured as a result of your injury.

Meanwhile, special damages cover any financial losses or expenses you’ve incurred as a result of your injury. This includes loss of earnings, medical treatment, travel to and from appointments and any other costs relating to your care.

I think I have a soft tissue damage claim – what should I do?

If you think you have a soft tissue damage claim, you should first get the medical treatment you need to start feeling better.

Once you’ve done this, you should get in touch with First4Lawyers. Our claims advisors will have an initial conversation with you, during which they’ll take some details about your injury. They’ll be able to help you work out the best option for you – for free and with no obligation.

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