Some of the most common types of injuries to the residents of Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, and surrounding South Carolina areas, are soft tissue injuries.Soft tissue injuries often occur in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, sports-related accidents, dog bite attacks, work-related accidents, and slip and fall accidents.
Common soft tissue injuries:
- Stress Fractures
Soft tissue injuries are caused by direct or indirect trauma to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and/or nerves. They can result in chronic pain, severe headaches, nausea, muscle spasms, loss of balance or equilibrium, ringing in the ears, memory loss, and even permanent disability.
If you have suffered from a soft tissue injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation and damages for:
- Pain and Suffering
- Medical Bills
- Lost or Diminished Wages (Missed Work)
- Physical Therapy
The first and most important step after a soft tissue injury is to seek medical attention. Your condition can worsen if you fail to get proper treatment. In addition to being important to maintain your health, seeing a doctor regarding your injury is crucial in establishing cause and fault in your personal injury claim.
It is extremely important to act quickly with a claim involving a soft tissue injury in order to establish the cause of your condition. As time passes, the facts of when and where you sustained your injuries become more muddled. Also, insurance companies will attempt to minimize your injury to avoid paying a high financial settlement.
A personal injury lawyer will work with you to prove the source and seriousness of your injuries. They have the knowledge and experience in South Carolina liability and insurance laws to ensure you receive the money you deserve.
If you’ve had a soft tissue injury while on the job, a personal injury attorney can advise you on South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation laws and assist you in filing a claim.