Compensation Claims for Soft Tissue Injury
What Are Soft Tissue Injury Claims?
Soft tissue injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have sustained a soft tissue injury in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for soft tissue injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that the soft tissue injury has had on your quality of life and the financial consequences of the tissue damage.
Making Soft Tissue Injury Claims for Compensation
Soft tissue injury claims have to show that a tissue injury has been sustained and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a soft tissue injury can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party caused your soft tissue injury through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.
Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your soft tissue injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from your injury, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do or should not be made a priority ahead of recovering from your soft tissue injury.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making soft tissue injury claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for a soft tissue injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your tissue injury claim and advise you whether you have a claim for soft tissue compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
How Much Compensation for a Soft Tissue Injury Will I Receive?
How much compensation for a soft tissue injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your soft tissue injury claim by considering the severity of your tissue injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for damaging the tissues.
As mentioned above, the effect that a soft tissue injury makes to your quality of life will also be taken into account along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from a soft tissue injury. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of your tissue injury accident – for example any confidence issues you may suffer due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your soft tissue injury claim.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your tissue injury when making a claim for soft tissue compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention for your soft tissue injury to additional transport costs because you are unable to drive while recovering from your injury. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for soft tissue injury compensation including overtime and pension contributions.
How much do Soft Tissue Injury Claims Cost?
Provided your solicitor considers that there is a strong likelihood of your claim for soft tissue injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your soft tissue injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that should you lose your soft tissue injury claim you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, if you win your soft tissue injury claim, you will receive 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all solicitors offer “No Win, No Fee” soft tissue injury claims on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for soft tissue injury compensation be unsuccessful. Your solicitor should explain the exact terms and conditions to you prior to accepting your claim for soft tissue injury compensation.
Get Prompt Legal Advice about Soft Tissue Injury Claims
It is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice about soft tissue injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for soft tissue injury compensation are the same – even when the nature of the tissue injury is the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your tissue injury claim and how much compensation for a soft tissue injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone Free Advice Line and discuss the circumstances of your soft tissue injury with an experienced solicitor. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for soft tissue injury compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making a soft tissue injury claim and help you to decide whether you have a claim for soft tissue injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.