Soft tissue injuries are those that affect the muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments, and they are among the most common type of personal injury. They can occur as the result of car, motorcycle, or bicycling accidents, or due to slips, falls, or being struck by or against objects. While symptoms may not be immediately apparent, the long-term impacts can threaten your health and financial security, and could result in permanent disabilities. The following provides important information about soft tissue injuries, and the types of compensation you may be entitled to.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) advises that soft tissue injuries fall into generally fall into one of three categories:
Treatments for soft tissue injuries include the use of ice packs, compression bandages, and elevation of the affected body part to relieve swelling, and in severe cases, surgery to repair damage may be required. With any soft tissue injury, rest is vitally important to allow for complete healing.
Soft tissues injuries require time to recover, as well as time to determine any lasting impairments that may result. Fortunately, Illinois Statutes of Limitations allow victims of personal injuries up to two years to file a claim for damages. Compensation you may require as the result of soft tissue injuries may include:
If you have suffered an injury in an accident or due to someone’s negligent actions, contact Sabuco, Beck, Hansen & Massino, P.C. today. Our experienced Will County personal injury attorneys understand the impacts these injuries can have on every aspect of your life, and can advise you on how to get the compensation you need to recover.
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