How much is my soft tissue injury claim worth?
Soft tissue damage can be very painful, so claims can be worth several thousands of pounds in compensation. Find out more with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim for my soft tissue injury claim?
We believe in justice for all. That's why we offer No Win No Fee claims to around 98% of our clients. So you won't have to pay any money up front, because we only get a fee when we win compensation for you. Many people like the peace of mind this gives them, because it guarantees you will never be out of pocket.
Will I have to have a medical for my soft tissue injury claim?
Yes, medical evidence is essential to every successful injury compensation claim. So even if you have already visited the hospital or your GP about your injury, we will usually send you to see an expert who can assess how bad your soft tissue injury is, as well as how long it's likely to take to recover from. This works in your favour, because some soft tissue injuries can cause lasting problems, and if so, your claim should reflect that fact.
Will I have to go to court for a soft tissue injury claim?
Most of our soft tissue injury claims are settled between Claims Direct lawyers and the 'at fault' party's insurance company. This makes it fairly unlikely you would ever have to go to court. In fact, you don't even have to go to your lawyer's office if you don't want to. We can start your claim over the phone and simply send you paperwork in the post if that's the easiest thing for you.
What counts as a soft tissue injury?
'Soft tissue' is a term used to describe a wide variety of injuries, from whiplash and slipped discs to knee strains and sprained ankles. So 'soft tissue' can mean damage to muscles, ligaments, tendons and lots of other things that hold your body together. Naturally, if you sprain your wrist at work lifting something heavy, that should get better fairly quickly. On the other hand, if you slipped a disc or got a hernia, your soft tissue injury could cause you long-term problems and might even require an operation. But whether your injury is mild or serious, if it was someone else's fault, you have the right to claim the compensation you deserve.
Who's to blame for my soft tissue injury?
Minor soft tissue injuries are quite easy to pick up, and we all get the odd strain quite naturally, doing everything from digging the garden to going out for a run. Unfortunately it's also possible to pick up a serious soft tissue injury through no fault of your own. Some of the most common causes we see include:
- Slips, trips and falls: where someone else was to blame for an unsafe surface
- Lifting injuries: where your employer hadn't trained you to lift properly
- Neck injuries: because someone else has driven into your car
- Sporting injuries: when you have been on the receiving end of an illegal tackle
In all of these cases, someone else is probably at fault for your injury, and we would seek to claim compensation from them on your behalf.
What can I claim for?
When you have suffered a soft tissue injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation for a number of things, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Future loss of earnings
- Medical expenses
So if you suffered a soft tissue injury in the last three years and it was someone else's fault, speak to one of our friendly advisors about making a No Win No Fee compensation claim today by calling 0800 175 7900.