Repetitive strain or a physically traumatic event can cause a soft tissue injury. Many soft tissue injuries happen when people do not let their muscles recover after an intense workout or another form of overuse. These are categorized as overuse injuries. Overuse can cause tendonitis, bursitis, and some strains. Often, overuse injuries are seen in athletes but can also result from repetitive motions in some occupations (in construction, for example).
Trauma typically causes acute soft tissue injuries. This means that a fall, twist, or sudden hard blow can cause an injury, such as those seen in a car accident or a fall. Sprains, strains, bruises, and concussions are examples of acute soft tissue injuries.
If you have a soft tissue injury, you could recover various damages if you decide to pursue recovery. You may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages to help with the financial and emotional losses caused by your injury. Economic damages can include:
Non-economic damages can include:
While non-economic damages are considered intangible losses, calculating these losses can vary, so the exact amount of compensation will be different for every case. We will review your damages and establish how much your case is worth. This will help you understand the extent of your injuries and damages and avoid accepting too-low offers from insurers who want to settle your case for less than you deserve.