Soft tissue injury at work
Soft tissue injuries can occur in almost any workplace and can, unfortunately, be a common occurrence in certain industries.
The term "soft tissue injury" can cover many forms of injury but it is commonly used to refer to any form of sprain, strain or bruising that affects the muscles or tendons. This could be caused by a slip, trip or fall, by repetitive or sharp movement, by contact with a sharp object or falling.
Employers have a duty to minimise the risk of soft tissue injuries in the workplace, with specific health and safety laws in place to prevent particular types of injury.
If you have suffered a soft tissue injury at work, Irwin Mitchell may be able to help you to claim compensation for your injuries.
Expert advice with soft tissue injury claims
Soft tissue injuries could refer to a number of specific conditions, many of which are extremely common in the workplace. Where employers fail to meet their obligations to their employees, the chances of such an injury occurring are increased.
Examples of soft tissue injuries can include:
- Any form of sprain or strain
- Any form of subluxation or partial dislocation
- Repetitive strain injury (also known as repetitive stress injury or RSI)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Some soft tissue injuries can heal relatively quickly but others can have lasting effects on your mobility and ability to perform certain tasks.
If you have suffered from any form of soft tissue injury, you may be entitled to claim compensation from either your existing or a former employer.
Soft tissue injury compensation
The Accident at Work Site is managed by Irwin Mitchell, one of the UK’s most respected law firms for work related injury claims. Our knowledge and expertise of soft tissue injuries means that we have successfully secured compensation for a wide range of clients who have suffered soft tissue injury at work.
To see if you can claim for any form of soft tissue injury, complete our claims form or call 0800 313 4748 for a FREE no obligation consultation.
* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.