Alabama Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer

The body is made up of what is called hard tissue and soft tissue. Hard tissue is comprised of the bones and everything else in the body can be considered soft tissue. Thus, soft tissue includes structures that connect, support, and surround bones. When people speak of injuries to soft tissue, they normally refer to injuries to muscles, ligaments, tendons, etc. Injuries to soft tissues, with proper care, are often resolved in a relatively short period of time.

There are times, however, when an injury that initially appears to be a minor injury develops into a serious and debilitating injury that in the end may require surgical intervention and may leave the injured person permanently disabled.

If you have suffered a soft tissue injury in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation for medical and/or living expenses and for your pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at J. Clay Benson, Attorney at Law, have successfully represented victims who have suffered from various soft tissue injuries and recovered money from insurance companies.

If you or someone you know has suffered a soft tissue injury due to a vehicle accident or any other type of accident, J. Clay Benson, Attorney at Law, can help. We offer a free consultation to all prospective clients. Call us, (334) 356-1925, or toll free at (855)-94J-CLAY.

Common Soft Tissue Injuries
Injuries to ligaments, tendons and muscles are known as "soft tissue" injuries. These types of injuries may result from:
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Sudden twisting or a blow to the body (such as happens in a car crash)
  • Repeated stress over a long period of time, such as many workers suffer.
The AAOS says the most common soft tissue injuries are:
  • Sprains - stretching or tearing a ligament
  • Strains - stretching or tearing a tendon or muscle
  • Contusions - a bruise caused by a blow to muscles, tendons or ligaments
  • Tendonitis - inflammation in a tendon caused by repeated stress
  • Bursitis - swelling and irritation of the bursa (a fluid-filled sac between a bone and a tendon or muscle) in the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee or ankle
  • Stress injuries - including stress fractures, tiny breaks in a bone caused by overuse.
The physical damage of a soft tissue injury causes pain, swelling and loss of mobility in the injured limb. These injuries are usually treated with ice to ease swelling and a period of rest followed by light exercise. Fractures may require splints or casts. The AAOS says soft tissue injuries can require a long time to heal.

American workers in so-called labor-heavy jobs are particularly susceptible to soft tissue injuries. The Liberty Mutual Insurance Company's annual Workplace Safety Index says in its 2011 edition that the top 10 most common causes of on-the-job injuries are:
  • Overexertion caused by lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing objects
  • Falls to the same level
  • Falls to a lower level
  • Reaction (twist, stress, strain) to bending, climbing, reaching, standing, sitting, and slipping or tripping without falling
  • Being struck by an object, such as a falling tool or material
  • Car or truck accident (called "highway incident" in the Index)
  • Being caught in or compressed by equipment or objects
  • Being pushed against an object, such as being slammed into a door
  • Repetitive motion injuries caused by repeated stress or strain
  • Acts of violence (such as an assault).
Legal Help for Alabama Soft Tissue Injury Victims
The personal injury attorneys at J. Clay Benson, Attorney at Law, know that whiplash injuries can cause searing neck pain and loss of mobility. Ambulance, hospital and other bills for MRI's, X-rays, physical therapy and prescriptions are costly. You may be unable to work or to pay your medical bills because of temporary or long-term medical disability.

Because it is difficult to prove the presence of a soft tissue injury from diagnostic testing, insurance companies often dispute the extent of suffering that results from these types of injuries. To ensure that you are properly compensated for all of your pain and suffering resulting from a soft tissue injury, you need an experienced soft tissue injury attorney at your side.

The attorneys at J. Clay Benson, Attorney at Law, have a long history of assisting individuals with all types of soft tissue injuries. We have experience representing clients with soft tissue injuries from all types of accidents, including those that occurred on the job.

Contact an Alabama Soft Tissue Injury Lawyer Today for Help
For over 15 years, Mr. Benson has dedicated his law practice to treating each client with dignity and respect while determining the best course of action to help them recover the compensation they deserve. He advocates for his clients in Montgomery, Alabama, and across the U.S. on a daily basis to make sure their rights are protected and fights for the benefits they deserve.

Call J. Clay Benson, Attorney at Law, (334) 356-1925, or toll free at (855)-94J-CLAY or use our online contact form for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. If our lawyers can assist you, we will proceed on a contingency-fee basis. This means we don't get paid for our services until you recover money. Please call as soon as possible to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.