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Soft Tissue Injury Compensation Claims

Soft tissue damage, such as whiplash, strains and tears, can be painful and result in long-term health problems. If you’ve suffered a soft tissue injury because of somebody else’s negligence, our solicitors may be able to help you claim compensation.

How To Make A Soft Tissue Injury Claim

Call us on 0800 056 4110 for your free initial consultation. We’ll ask you some questions about the injury, including how it happened, whose fault you believe it is, and how your life has now changed.

If we think you have a claim, we’ll approach the person or organisation you believe is at fault. If they accept responsibility, we’ll negotiate a compensation settlement for you that takes into account your pain, suffering and the impact on your life.

If we think you have a claim but the other party doesn’t admit responsibility, we’ll still fight for compensation for you – all the way to court if necessary.

We can help you to claim for:

  • Sprains, strains and tears
  • Bruising
  • Bursitis
  • Lacerations
  • Burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Crush injuries
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Ulnar neuropathy
  • Whiplash.

Soft tissue injuries may result in a loss of earnings, or you may need to retrain completely if you can no longer manage your role. We can help you to claim not only for these physical effects, but for the impact this has on your mental health.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Soft Tissue Injury Claim?

The standard time limits for claims are three years from the date of the injury, though we encourage you to claim as soon as possible because this makes it easier for us to gather evidence to support your case.

There are some exceptions to the three year time limit, for example if yours is a criminal assault claim, you’ll have two years to make a claim. We’ll assess your individual circumstances during your free initial consultation.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Soft Tissue Injury?

There are no set compensation amounts for soft tissue injuries. Instead, we’ll look at your unique circumstances and assess your claim based on:

  • Your physical pain
  • Loss of earnings
  • Inability to take part in hobbies or manage routine tasks
  • Whether or not you’ll need ongoing treatment.

Where applicable, we can also help with interim compensation payments to cover costs while you wait for your compensation to come through. For example, if you need ongoing rehabilitation, we may be able to cover costs for travel to medical appointments.

No Win No Fee Soft Tissue Injury Claims

Most of our soft tissue injury claims are ‘no win, no fee’. This means that yours and your opponent’s legal fees are covered if you’re unsuccessful*. If you’re successful, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any costs not paid by your opponent will be taken from your final settlement.

Why Choose Us?

Our leading legal teams have secured billions of pounds in personal injury compensation payments. We have offices throughout the UK, ensuring we’re on hand to deal with your soft tissue injury claim quickly and easily.

We’ll listen to your story and won’t rush you. If needed, our client liaison team could also  aid your recovery by helping you access rehabilitation and physiotherapy.

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Call 0800 056 4110, or contact us online and we’ll arrange a call back to discuss your free initial consultation.

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Soft Tissue Injury Claims - More Information
    • What If I Don't qualify for no win no fee?
    • If your case doesn’t meet the no win, no fee criteria, there may be other options available to you.

      You may have Legal Expenses Insurance on your home insurance policy, for example, or you may be a member of a trade union which covers legal expenses. We’ll discuss the best options for you during your initial consultation. 

    • Who Will pay my compensation?
    • For injuries that occurred in a public place, your claim will likely be covered by Public Liability Insurance or a similar policy. Road traffic accident claims will be paid out by the responsible driver’s motor insurance. If your injury happened at work, your employer’s insurance will cover this.

      For criminal assault claims, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) will pay out if the person who assaulted you doesn’t have the means to pay.

    • Are there exceptions to the three-year time limit?
    • Adults can make claims for children up until their 18th birthday. If they reach 18 and a claim hasn’t been made for them, they can make their own claim up until their 21st birthday.

      There’s no time limit to make claims on behalf of people who lack the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.

      If your claim relates to a criminal assault, generally the limit is two years. However, this can be extended in some circumstances, for example if you were too ill to claim.

      If you were injured by a faulty product, you’ll have 10 years from the product launch date to make a claim.

      Finally, if the injury happened abroad, the time limit may be shorter. We can advise you on specific regions.

      Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, get in touch with us as soon as possible. The earlier you contact us, the easier it is for us to gather evidence to support your claim. 

    • What are interim compensation payments?
    • Where applicable, interim compensation payments cover ongoing costs while you recover from your shoulder injury, for example, travel expenses to and from hospital. These funds are awarded before your final settlement and will be deducted from your final compensation amount. We’ll let you know if we think you will benefit from interim compensation payments.

    • what if my opponent doesn't accept responsibility?
    • We always try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you as this is generally less stressful for all parties, particularly during difficult recovery periods. If your opponent denies responsibility or disagrees with the proposed settlement, we’ll begin court proceedings.

      Often, even when trial dates have been set, claims are settled before reaching court. If it does go to court, we’ll guide you through every step.

It was incredible, impressive and comforting how each member of the team was there to support us at different times."

Mr R, Northumberland

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