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Soft Tissue Injury Compensation

In the majority of personal injury cases that type of injuries an individual suffers speak directly to how much compensation they are likely to receive. It is often advised that if an injury victim suffers soft tissue injuries, they are likely to receive a low settlement value or compensation. This article will discuss a plaintiff receiving fair compensation for soft tissue injuries.

According to the John Hopkins Medicine website [https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/softtissue-injuries] “soft tissue injuries can affect muscles, ligaments and tendons. They can result in pain, swelling, bruising and damage. Soft tissue injuries are classified as:

Contusions (bruises)

Sprains

Tendonitis

Bursitis

Stress injuries

Strains”

The key feature of a soft tissue injury is that it is characterized by a sprain or strain of just muscle and other soft tissue. Sprains and strains are generally a large part of most personal injury cases. Unfortunately, they are difficult to prove; and as a result, it is necessary for the plaintiff to supply evidence of the soft tissue injury so as to receive compensation for such injuries.

The majority of soft tissue injuries are a result of car accidents, for example, whiplash. Establishing a soft tissue injury by way of documentation provided by medical diagnosis is often the most important evidence that can be provided in order to substantiate one’s injuries in a claim.

It must be noted that the majority of insurance companies are doubtful and suspicious when it comes to soft tissue injury claims. As a result, they often have a strict and set dollar figure range that they are willing to pay so as to settle a claim based only on soft tissue injuries. In the event that the person claiming demands more, the insurance company is likely to refuse to settle the case.

One of the key reasons why soft tissue injuries are so difficult to prove is that they do not manifest themselves with diagnostic tools as compared to other injuries, such as a broken bone which can be seen on an x-ray. However, this does not mean that such injuries are not painful and can have a negative impact on an injured individual’s lifestyle. Unfortunately, because of the difficulty of proving soft tissue injuries insurance companies and defence attorneys come up with a whole range of arguments putting forward why the injured individual is not as injured as they say they are. Most top lawyers in Anchorage, AK [https://www.crowsonlaw.com/] will firmly advise all individuals that are injured in a car accident to seek immediate and thorough medical treatment even for the slightest indication of an injury. The reason for this is that it provides immediate medical assistance to the individual and helps in their recovery, but most of all, the information of a soft tissue injury appears on a doctor’s medical records which is strong proof of the existence of such an injury; as compared to an individual just stating and claiming of a ‘supposed’ injury.

The best way to get a fair settlement in a soft tissue injury case is to provide thorough documentation of the injury, the accompanying symptoms as well as a detailed course of treatment provided.

 

 

 

 

Categories: Medical Malpractice
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