Florida Soft-Tissue Injury Lawyer
Soft-tissue injuries damage muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). They include contusions (bruises), strains, sprains and stress fractures.
Accidents such as car and truck wrecks and slip-and-fall incidents can result in soft-tissue injuries. But when someone else’s negligence causes a soft-tissue injury, they should be held accountable for the injured party’s pain and suffering and their financial losses.
Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, helps soft-tissue injury victims injured in slip-and-fall accidents, car crashes and other accidents across South Florida and the Treasure Coast, including in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, Jupiter, Palm Beach and Vero Beach.
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Typical Soft-Tissue Injuries
Soft-tissue injuries, which harm muscles, tendons and ligaments, are often caused by:
- Falls, such as a slip-and-fall accident in a retail store
- A sudden blow to the body, such as happens in a car crash
- Repeated stress over a long period, such as occurs to many workers.
The AAOS says the most common soft-tissue injuries are:
- Contusions (bruises) caused by a blow to or twisting of muscles, tendons or ligaments
- Strains caused by stretching or tearing muscles or tendons
- Sprains caused by stretching or tearing ligaments
- Stress injuries, including stress fractures (tiny breaks in a bone)
- Tendonitis, an inflammation in a tendon caused by repeated stress
- Bursitis, the 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.
The common soft-tissue injuries cited by the AAOS are the kinds of injuries that result from the most common accidents listed in the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company’s annual Workplace Safety Index. These are:
- Overexertion from lifting, pushing, pulling, holding, carrying or throwing objects
- Falling to the same level
- Falling to a lower level
- Bodily reaction injuries from bending, climbing, reaching, standing, sitting, and slipping or tripping without falling
- Being struck by an object, such as a tool or material falling on a worker from above
- Car or truck accident
- Being caught in / compressed by equipment or objects
- Being struck against an object, such as being slammed into a door
- Repetitive motion injuries due to repeated stress or strain (carpal tunnel syndrome)
- Assault / violent act.
Falling is not simply a frequent cause of soft-tissue injury among workers. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says one in every three adults age 65 and older falls each year, and that falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for all children up to age 19.
A slip-and-fall accident can happen at a store or business, on a public sidewalk or street, at a park or playground, or in a private home. Twenty to 30 percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries such as lacerations or fractures (soft-tissue injuries), or head trauma, the CDC says.
Soft-tissue injuries cause pain, swelling and loss of mobility when a limb is injured. Such injuries are typically treated with ice for swelling and rest, then light exercise. Broken bones may require a cast or splint. Some soft-tissue injuries require a long time to heal, says the AAOS.
Get Legal Help for your Soft-Tissue Injury
A Florida soft-tissue injury victim who was hurt in an accident that was not their fault has a right to seek compensation for their injuries and other losses. Such a personal injury lawsuit can be successful in Florida if the injured party can show that the property owner had an obligation for the injured person’s safety.
Since 1975, Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney has investigated the circumstances of thousands of slip-and-fall accidents and similar incidents on behalf of clients in South Florida and the Treasure Coast. We know how to investigate these cases and secure compensation for deserving soft-tissue injury victims.
Contact a Florida Soft-Tissue Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a soft-tissue injury, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries and losses. Florida soft-tissue injury lawyer Philip DeBerard is on your side.
From our office in Stuart, Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for accident victims throughout the state of Florida, including Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and Vero Beach. We can put our legal team to work on your case right away. Call us today toll free or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.
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